Exhibitions & Events

Our ever-changing exhibitions feature themed collections from our 23,500+ strong collection as well as well known travelling exhibitions such as the Bald Archy Prize and Behind the Lines. Hosting the National Rotary Cartoon Awards and other nationally recognised cartooning competitions, you can expect to see something different each visit time you visit us... at The Bunker!!

In addition to our daily displays the National Cartoon Gallery is constantly hosting an ever changing variety of other special events... from movie nights, to musical performances and of course our exhibition opening nights and awards nights.

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Exhibitions are open every day from 10 am till 4 pm.
(closed only on Christmas Day and Good Friday)

Toons 4 Wildlife

22 August  10:00 am - 22 November  4:00 pm

This exhibition is in aid of our furry friends (…and scaly and feathered and… anything Aussie!). Mark from TIPPETTURES rallied our Aussie cartoonists together to assist after the devastating fires earlier in the year. The response from our cartoonists was heart warming, creating an impressive collection of over 90 works which together make up the…

Rotary Cartoon Awards – Exhibition

28 November 2020 - 28 February 2021

Featuring all the best entries from the 2020 Rotary Cartoon Awards (RCA) this exhibition is a favourite now in its 32nd year.  The RCA is an Australia-wide competition open to all cartoonists; professional and enthusiasts. This year’s special category recognises the past 12 months of hardship across the entire country with the special topic “Crisis,…

Rotary Cartoon Awards – Awards Night

28 November  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

It’s that time of year again for the 2020 Rotary Cartoon Awards at the National Cartoon Gallery, the biggest event on our annual calendar and now in its 32nd year. This highly acclaimed, nation wide competition features cartoons, caricatures and comic art from some of Australia’s best and most widely recognised cartoonists. Come along on…

Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition – Cancelled

29 November

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 The Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition has been cancelled for 2020. An initiative of the Coffs Harbour Camera Club this annual competition is open to all amateurs on the Coffs Coast and is named in memory of Marnie Yeates, one of the original club members with a passion for nature. The gallery…

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