CARTOON SYMPHONY - Tanja Ackerman - 31 March to 20 May
Seeing sound?? Yes, this is the talent of local artist, Tanja Ackerman, a Synesthetic Artist.
The “Cartoon Symphony” exhibition is Tanja’s latest body of work, drawing inspiration from Cartoon soundtracks as well as a variety of other musical genres. In this exhibition, you will experience cartoon imagery and music in a completely unique way. Tanja has extended her work beyond the traditional cartoon stereotypes, portraying not only superheroes and pop culture but musicians as well.
Many of us share the experience of a special cartoon character, be it heroic, inspirational or comical. They have the power to transport us back to that time of childhood and those wonderful memories.
The process of observing music and natural sounds is described by Tanja: “I see music. When I hear music, birdsong, etc., I literally see moving colours, patterns and textures in my visual field. I have been seeing sound for as long as I can remember.” This ability is known as Synaesthesia. It is a gift in which stimulation of one sense (auditory) leads to a sensory experience in a different sense (visual).
‘Cartoon Symphony’ will exhibit at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery from 31 March to 20 May.
We're open daily 10 am to 4 pm with admission for adults $5; children under 16 $3; Friends of the Bunker and kids under 5 FREE. Why not be a Friend for only $10 per annum, and enjoy free (or discounted) entry, special event invitations, and discounts on workshops and merchandise.
For more information, to arrange a group booking, or for morning or afternoon tea, please call us on 02 6651 7343 or email office@bunkercartoongallery or visit our Facebook page.
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TWO SPECIAL OFFERS FOR SENIORS
Offer #1 - Daily entry two-for-one offer (normally $5 each)
Offer #2 - Hear Tanja Ackerman speak about how she 'sees the music' at a Meet the Artist Afternoon Tea
at 2.30pm on Monday 9 April at the two-for-one offer (normally $10 each)
Thursday, 19 April - 3 sessions Friday, 20 April - 2 sessions Wednesday, 11 July - 3 sessions (with Jules Faber) Thursday, 12 July - 2 sessions (with Jules Faber) Monday, 8 October - 2 sessions (with Tony Colley) Tuesday, 9 October - 3 sessions (with Tony Colley)
Cartooning Workshops at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery with Phil Judd, a full-time cartoonist, illustrator and animator from Comic Express.
Three classes on Thursday, 19 April (10 am – 11.30 am “Cute & Crazy Pets”, 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm “Create Your Own Dragon” & 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm “Create Your Own Cartoon Characters”). Two classes on Friday, 20 April (10.30 am – 12.00 noon “Cute Manga Monsters” & 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm “Fun Cartoon African Animals”).
Cost is $20 per person with family & Friends of the Gallery discounts.
Book & pay by 4 pm, Tuesday 17 April.
Upcoming workshops in July & October 2018, too. Contact us 02 6651 7343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information, or to secure a place, please ring Janet Thompson at the Bunker on 02 6651 7343, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. Or email email@example.com
What our visitors say
An exceptional little gallery with lots of history and cartoons as well. The Phantom exhibition was fantastic the only dismay was the inability to take photos, which I do understand. There was a great picture of a female phantom which was very relevant in today's times.
Louise Jane Dickson
Awesome Gallery. The Bald Archy Exhibition was incredible. The artists were so talented, especially Julie Nadin who painted portraits of Jimmy Barnes, Magda Zubanski & Bob Hawke. The volunteers at the Gallery were so friendly & informative. Well worth a visit !!!
This is an amazing place. The Phantom display was excellent.
Loved the interactive side of the Phantom display. Great for kids of all ages
The cartoons are a great laugh and piece of history, the staff and volunteers are wonderful. Just something different to do right on city hill.
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery do an excellent job promoting and showcasing Australian Cartooning. Well worth the visit.
Much hard work has been invested to make this a unique gallery for cartoon art. Well done!
Friendly, funny and well worth a visit. You could spend hours just going through the archives!
Well worth a visit, even my teenagers enjoyed the cartoons!
Lorna Welsh, Julianne McKeon, Martin Wells, Sarah Rose, Linda Wells, Dee Texidor
- Phantom Art Show
- 2017 Bald Archies
- 2017 Rotary Cartoon Awards
- 2017 Tony Lopes Insanity Streak with a hint of Landscapes
- 2017 Satire in the Time of War
- 2018 Caricatures You Have Known
Open daily, 10 am–4 pm (Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)
Adults $5 entry; Children under 16 $3; Friends of the Gallery and under-5s Free
(02) 6651 7343