Past Events

School Holiday Workshops

  Bring your kids and yourself along to our school holiday workshops!  Inspired by our Manga Mania exhibition we have Origami, Manga drawing workshops for all ages, and Anime movies.  See the Poster below for all the workshops. School Holiday Workshops 2021 POSTER Book online early as some workshops have limited numbers. Click on the…

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Cartoon Workshops with Sandwich Bag Dad

Join in the fun at our school holiday workshops hosted by Sandwich Bag Dad himself! Learn drawing techniques as well as tips on how to be a pun master. Go home with your own illustrated sandwhich bag and be the highlight of the school yard with your new dad joke skills skills up your sleeves.…

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Sandwich Bag Dad Opening Night

Bring the kids along and join us on opening night for this fun pun-filled exhibition! Dave Blumenthal aka The Sandwich Bag Dad and his family will be joining us to officially open the exhibition and share stories of how he came to be entertaining families across the world with their family lunchtime tradition. On Friday…

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The Chronicles of Sandwich Bag Dad

This dad’s morning ritual of drawing on his 3 daughter’s lunch-bags has been the highlight of the school day for teachers and students at his local school  for 8 years (and counting). Recently, via Instagram this quirky tradition has also been found to be entertaining 1,000’s of families across the world and now form the…

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Free – $10

Behind The Lines

The National Cartoon Gallery will once again be hosting bi-annual favourite Behind The Lines in the Bunker gallery. This travelling exhibition is curated by the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra and celebrates the role of political cartoonists in Australia and the power their drawings have in contributing to our daily…

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Black Tie Gala Dinner

To celebrate the official opening of the new premises all are welcome to join us in celebration for a gala dinner in the new exhibition hall. Enjoy champagne on arrival, canapés, a two course meal and table wines for the duration of the evening for the one ticket price of $100pp. Catering supplied by our…

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Official Opening

The official opening of our completed building will be carried out by The Hon. John Barilaro, MP Deputy Premier, NSW & Leader of the National Party in NSW on 23 February at 11:00am with a plaque unveiling to commemorate the event. This is an invitation only event, if please contact the gallery to RSVP.

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Bill Leak – Opening Night!

We are very excited to announce the first event to be held in our new exhibition space! It’s been quite a journey, but well worth it- and we can’t wait to share it with you! Opening night for the Bill Leak exhibition is Friday 5 February at 6:30 pm. We invite you to join us…

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Summer Holiday Drawing Classes

Keep the kids happy these holidays by joining us for cartoon workshops at the National Cartoon Gallery! This summer our workshops are being hosted by local artists Meg English and Jimmy Wags with a variety of fun themes to choose from. Get drawing with Meg English at the Kawaii (Cute) Characters workshop on the Wednesday…

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Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition – Cancelled

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 The Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition has been cancelled for 2020. An initiative of the Coffs Harbour Camera Club this annual competition is open to all amateurs on the Coffs Coast and is named in memory of Marnie Yeates, one of the original club members with a passion for nature. The gallery…

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