Behind the Lines


Our annual Behind the Lines exhibition of the year’s political cartoons includes work from the nation's most esteemed cartoonists. The cartoons were chosen from almost 600 submissions and include works from The Museum of Australian Democracy's own collection. Many of the cartoons appeared in the nation’s top newspapers, but Riverside has collected them all into one show. The exhibition is in Riverside’s foyer and is open to the public free of charge. Pop down for a good smirk and guffaw or plan to arrive early to any of our April and May productions for a look and a laugh.

Punctuating the exhibition is a series of live one-on-one discussions with politicians and cartoonists. This year’s A Poke In The Eye With A Sharp Pencil event nights focus on female cartoonists with comedian Wendy Harmer chatting with cartoonist Cathy Wilcox on 26 April. In addition, The Whitlam Institute will host It’s My Party: The Ideas That Fashioned Our Contemporary Parties on 1 May.

  • Behind the Lines: Exhibition

    12 Apr - 26 May 2013
    The year’s political cartoons, including work from the nation's most esteemed cartoonists.
  • A Poke in the Eye with a Sharp Pencil: Harmer with Wilcox

    26 Apr 2013
    Lennox Theatre
    Wendy Harmer in conversation with Cartoonist Cathy Wilcox.
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  • A Poke in the Eye with a Sharp Pencil: It’s My Party

    01 May 2013
    Lennox Theatre
    Ideas that fashioned our contemporary parties.
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