Bunker News

Grant Funding Success

The National Cartoon Gallery will soon be educating and entertaining locals, artists and tourists with double the number of historical storeys, thanks to funding through the NSW Government’s $100 million Regional Growth Fund. This will bring the Gallery to a whole new level (pun intended!) and make it one of the city’s major tourist and…

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Surf’s Up – Lee Winkler

Summer has officially arrived and what better exhibition to come and see over the holidays than Surf’s Up here at the National Cartoon Gallery! Not only will you see the amazing cartoon works from a variety of cartoonists, but you will also see items from local surfing organisations, and surf-related artworks from talented artists in…

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Souvenir Booklet & T-shirt

2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Annual Rotary Cartoon Awards, a great achievement! For a mere $10, you can pick up a copy of the 30th Anniversary Edition booklet available now at The Bunker Cartoon Gallery. It contains the complete list of all the winners, from the Awards’ inception to 2018, along with many…

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NSW Tourism Awards Finalist

We’re special and the NSW Business Chamber and Destination North Coast think so too! We have just been notified of our selection as a finalist in the NSW Tourism Awards for 2018. These awards are open to every tourism operator in NSW and the competition to make the finals is very tough. 2018 has been…

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Stomping Ivories return to Coffs

Two pianists & one drummer. What can they do? A better question is what can’t the Stomping Ivories do! They’ve had three sell-out performances at the Bunker in recent years and are returning for one night – and one night only – Thursday 11 October. Don’t miss out – book your tickets now! $40 (plus…

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30th Rotary Cartoon Awards – Winners’ List

What a fabulous evening we had for the official opening of the 30th Rotary Cartoon Awards. Here’s who won: Cartoon of the Year – David Pope Sport – Merit – Mark Lynch Sport – Winner – Chris ‘Roy’ Taylor Open – Merit – John Farmer Open – Winner – Phil Judd Caricature – Merit –…

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Cartoon Festival Program

2 September – Father’s Day – and the very first Cartoon Festival happens, here in Coffs Harbour at the Harbourside Markets!  

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Expansion Plans & Survey

Plans are afoot…and we need your support and opinion We are working toward making the Gallery both financially sustainable and giving Coffs Harbour a visually significant and important cultural attraction. And a lot better than the diagram! Our expansion plan for the future: to build a second-storey above the existing bunker in the style of…

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NSW Tourism Awards Finalist

Breaking News…we received a Highly Commended at the Regional Tourism Awards held at Opal Cove Resort. Yes! We’re finalists in the North Coast Regional Tourism Awards, in the Cultural Tourism category. This category recognises tourism operations fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of authentic culture, history, heritage, and/or the arts. Ours is a unique experience for…

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Future Bunker Plans: Calling for your Support and Comments

When Council decided that the Cultural Centre for the city would be in the CBD and not City Hill, the Bunker Board was faced with the challenge of continuing to operate as a stand-alone facility with no future flow-on traffic from surrounding cultural buildings. We are further challenged as the Bunker leaks badly during heavy…

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