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 Exhibition

Tony Lopes — Insanity Streak with a Hint of Landscapes

Our latest exhibition, commencing 3 November, 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 will be 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. (Note that the gallery is closed Christmas Day.)

Entry fee is $5 for adults $3 children under 16 and U5 and Friends of the Gallery FREE.

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

Feeling Funny?

Win this signed original artwork and other great prizes.

To coincide with the Insanity Streak with a Hint of Landscapes exhibition, artist Tony Lopes is running his seventh caption writing competition.

Supply the funniest caption for this cartoon, and you could win the signed, original artwork, a limited edition signed artwork, a $100 iTunes voucher plus other great prizes.

The winning cartoon will also appear in newspapers worldwide, credited with the winner's name. So if you're a budding cartoonist, this could be your big break.

Deadline for entries is 10 November, 2017.

See http://stoneytoons.com/contest.aspx for full details.

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 out 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 World Women's Day and the Greatest 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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