About the Gallery

The Bunker Cartoon Gallery in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, is home to Australia's largest archive of print — and increasingly digital — cartoons.

The heart of the collection is the Rotary Cartoon Awards, an annual comic and cartooning competition run by the Bunker Gallery that celebrates the cartoonist's art. The 2017 winner was Judy Nadin for her caricature of Donald Trump.

Many generous donors have also bequeathed their collections to the Bunker's permanent archive.

All up we have more than 27,000 cartoons in our collection, available for viewing in bound catalogues or via a touch screen display. Themed exhibitions from the collection are frequently displayed.

About the Gallery

The Bunker Cartoon Gallery in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, is home to Australia's largest archive of print — and increasingly digital — cartoons.

The heart of the collection is the Rotary Cartoon Awards, an annual comic and cartooning competition run by the Bunker Gallery that celebrates the cartoonist's art. The 2017 winner was Judy Nadin for her caricature of Donald Trump.

Many generous donors have also bequeathed their collections to the Bunker's permanent archive.

All up we have more than 27,000 cartoons in our collection, available for viewing in bound catalogues or via a touch screen display. Themed exhibitions from the collection are frequently displayed.

Current Exhibitions

Tony Lopes — Insanity Streak with a Hint of Landscapes

This exhibition is a brilliant collection of cartoons and photographic work by the very talented artist, Tony Lopes. His company, Stoneytoons, is a well-established cartoon ‘brand’ both in Australia and overseas, with Tony’s Insanity Streak comic strips appearing in 10 countries around the world.

Immensely popular in Australia, Insanity Streak is accompanied by an interesting selection of Tony’s local landscapes, as he is also a talented photographer.

We do hope to see many visitors enjoying his work, with the exhibition running through until the end of January.

Open daily from 3 November 2017–28 January 2018, 10 am–4 pm.

Entry fee is $5 for adults $3 children under 16. Under 5s and Friends of the Gallery FREE. (Join as a Friend for only $10 per year)

Ph: 6651 7343 or email info@bunkercartoongallery.com.au for group bookings

Cartooning Workshops in January at the Bunker, with Tony Colley.

Classes for ages 6-15, and 16+. Three workshops on Monday 22, two workshops on Tuesday 23, $15 per person 6-15 years, $20 per person 16 years+; family & Friends of the Gallery discounts apply. Phone the Bunker 6651 7343 for more information. Bookings & payment by 19 January 2018.

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'Caricatures You Have Known'   February 2 to March 25, 2018

 

Time to revisit some old faces and meet a few new ones in this exhibition, especially chosen from our collection.

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Venue

Make your next corporate function or private event a little out of the ordinary.

The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is available for hire and ensures your presentation, function or event is one that is remembered.

The venue is close to town but removed enough to not cause issues with neighbours. It is air-conditioned and extremely well sound-proofed (hey, it's underground!).

We can offer bar, staff and catering, or leave it up to you. Special packages that coordinate our cartoon collection with your event can be arranged. We can also help organise guest gift packages.

To date we've hosted corporate functions, musical acts and weddings, as well as special events such as International Women's Day and the Biggest Morning Tea.

Get in touch today to talk to us about your next function.

  • Corporate functions, special events, weddings, club meets, social gatherings
  • Bar facilities, staff and catering can be arranged (or you can DIY)
  • PA and projector available
  • Special themed packages can be arranged
  • Premium printed cartoons as guests' gifts
  • Add some humour to your presentation and use our cartoons as backgrounds or for emphasis
  • Extremely good rates

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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 !!!

Natalie Salter

This is an amazing place. The Phantom display was excellent.

Terry Russell

Loved the interactive side of the Phantom display. Great for kids of all ages

Karen Fauchon

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.

Susan Robinson

The Bunker Cartoon Gallery do an excellent job promoting and showcasing Australian Cartooning. Well worth the visit.

Gary Clark

Much hard work has been invested to make this a unique gallery for cartoon art. Well done!

Yvonne Clark

Friendly, funny and well worth a visit. You could spend hours just going through the archives!

Chris Barr

Well worth a visit, even my teenagers enjoyed the cartoons!

Lucy Freestone

5 Stars

Lorna Welsh, Julianne McKeon, Martin Wells, Sarah Rose, Linda Wells, Dee Texidor

Recent Exhibitions

Opening Hours

Open daily, 10 am–4 pm

Adults $5 entry; Children under 16 $3; Friends of the Gallery and under-5s Free

Gallery Manager

Margaret Cameron
(02) 6651 7343

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