Behind The Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons 2017, Official Exhibition Opening

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Behind The Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons 2017, Official Exhibition Opening

Tamworth Regional Gallery
466 Peel Street
Tamworth, NSW, Australia

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Behind The Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons 2017

16 December 2017- 4 February 2018


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.

From postal votes and citizenship chaos to penalty rates and constitutional recognition, 2017 was a tumultuous year in politics. Its cavalcade of political characters and sensational events provided rich material for our nation’s cartoonists who continue to look behind the lines of the daily political sideshows to capture the spirit of our democracy in all its passion, scepticism and humour.

This annual exhibition curated by the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. 

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

 

Image: Image credit: David Rowe, Behind the Lines 2017, Hero Cartoon - Trumpcircus, 2017. Photography: Museum of Australian Democracy

 

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