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The National Cartoon Gallery welcomes The Bunker Restaurant & Bar

The National Cartoon Gallery welcomes The Bunker Restaurant & Bar

Located in the very heart of the National Cartoon Gallery, on the edge of Coffs Harbour’s CBD, The Bunker Restaurant & Bar is Coffs Harbour’s best kept secret. Let us cater for any of your function/event needs, or simply pop in to enjoy our beautiful space and creative menu. Opening Hours Mon – Sun: 10am till…

The Underground – February 2021

Things have been very busy and exciting here at the National Cartoon Gallery.Only a few days after receiving occupancy for our new building we hung and opened the Bill Leak Exhibition and now we are busy organising the Official, Grand Opening of the new building and a Black Tie Gala Dinner! Coming up in the Bunker we also…

The Underground! Summer 2020

Your summer edition of the underground is here!!! Find out about the Rotary Cartoon Awards Night, who was there, who won and how close we are to moving into our new gallery. There’s info about Holiday workshops for the kids, we reveal what will be the first headlining exhibition on our new gallery and loads…

Rotary Cartoon Awards 2020 – Winners Announced!

32nd Rotary Cartoon Awards winners announced!  Great excitement at the gallery last Saturday night as 16 of Australia’s best-known cartoonists gathered for the 32nd Annual Rotary Cartoon Awards.    In this weird Covid 19 year, the sellout event had cartoonists and cartoon lovers travelling from far afield to the gallery, or tuning in online, as the…

Even Trump is now happier in a mask

Even Trump is now happier in a mask

If we are going to be wearing masks for some months, then let’s get something that more fun than the boring designs currently available. Australia needs innovation! We can’t depend on the medical profession to produce anything stylish – just look at the shapeless kit doctors and nurses wear around hospitals. Who’s going to solve…

Cartoonists Protest!

National Cartoon Gallery spokesman calls for President Trump to be re- elected…..again and again Cartoonists all over the world are reporting heightened states of anxiety over the concerns that Americans might not re-elect Donald Trump in the upcoming November elections. The National Cartoon Gallery’s spokesman, Paul McKeon said that President Trump had enabled most cartoonists…

Winter – Underground

The 2020 Winter edition of the underground is here! Full of info about this years Rotary Cartoon Awards, a build update, the Toons 4 Wildlife WIRES fundraiser, visits from reptiles and a whole lot more! CLICK HERE to view your copy.

Gallery Rises from the bunker!

The gallery had a great spread published in the Advocate this week… we can’t help but reflect and feel grateful for all the support the Advocate has given us over the years as we draw closer to it’s final edition on June 27. This article is a great example of that support as you will…

Playing in the Mud!

On the weekend we gave the old girl a good wash!! Our new gallery plans will make a feature of the exterior of this section of the original WWII Bunker so Marg, Paul, Hal, Mick and Graham got their work boots on and gave her a good scrub revealing some very interesting concreting techniques and…

MANGA Cartoon Awards

An interesting cartooning event has come across my desk this week, another great reminder that although many of us are confined to our homes, globally we are all still very much connected. The Embassy of Japan is promoting its MANGA cartoon awards program and has asked us to reach out to Australian cartoonists in hope of…

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