Behind the Lines Exhibition

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Behind the Lines Exhibition

Venue Foyer
Dates 16 May - 21 June 2014

Behind the Lines is a Museum of Australia Democracy travelling exhibition

2013 will be remembered as a year of challenges for Australia’s political leaders, drama for their constituents, and endless inspiration for the nation’s cartoonists.

In Behind the Lines 2013 the highs and lows of a tumultuous year in politics are laid bare by the country’s most talented political cartoonists including David Rowe, Jon Kudelka, Mark Knight and David Pope.

As the drama of the political year unfolded Australia’s cartoonists observed, dissected and drew us into the moments of tragedy and comedy which marked 2013.

Behind the Lines tells the story of a year of political conflict and chaos, culminating in the federal election, the toppling of a government and a change of Labor party leadership.  At the centre of this story sit three political leaders who, more than any other figures, put their stamp on 2013.

Dates & Times:
Friday 16 May – Saturday 21 June
Open Box Office hours and one hour prior to performances. Please confirm exhibition times with Box Office on 8839 3399.

All tickets free, no booking required


Relive the major events of the year including the Disability Insurance Scheme, the election campaign, the challenge of governing with a hung parliament and the ousting of Prime Minister Julia Gillard by Kevin Rudd. Witty, wise and often sceptical, the cartoons presented in Behind the Lines are always a captivating reflection on the past 12 months of Australian politics.

All catalogues are $18 (+ $3 P&H).

To purchase your copy today, simply visit Box Office or click here



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Ticket Prices

All tickets $Free

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30