Behind the Lines 2017

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Behind the Lines 2017


Venue

Foyer

Dates

10 April - 06 June 2018

Event Type

Live Event

The year’s best political cartoons 2017 

BEHIND THE LINES

Roll up, roll up to Behind the Lines 2017 and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle that is The Three Ring Circus.

Showcasing the year’s best political cartoons, The Three Ring Circus captures a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top.

This year provided a cavalcade of political characters and plenty of sensational events to capture the imagination of cartoonists and the public alike. There was citizenship chaos, calls for constitutional reform and a postal plebiscite. The federal Budget caught attention with its invitation to consider both ‘good debt’ and ‘bad debt’ and Donald Trump dominated front pages with his compelling Twitter habit and outspoken responses.

With its many tumultuous events, 2017 was another rich year for our nation’s political cartoonists who continue look behind the lines of the daily political sideshows to capture the spirit of our democracy in all its passion, scepticism and humour.

Dates & Times
Tuesday 10 April – Wednesday 6 June
Open Box Office hours and one hour prior to performances. Please confirm exhibition times with Box Office on 8839 3399.

FREE EVENT, no bookings required

A catalogue of the exhibition will be available from the box office to purchase | $20

   

Ticket Options

Catalogue $20

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