Past Events

Cartoon Workshops with Sandwich Bag Dad

Join in the fun at our school holiday workshops hosted by Sandwich Bag Dad himself! Learn drawing techniques as well as tips on how to be a pun master. Go home with your own illustrated sandwhich bag and be the highlight of the school yard with your new dad joke skills skills up your sleeves.…

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Sandwich Bag Dad Opening Night

Bring the kids along and join us on opening night for this fun pun-filled exhibition! Dave Blumenthal aka The Sandwich Bag Dad and his family will be joining us to officially open the exhibition and share stories of how he came to be entertaining families across the world with their family lunchtime tradition. On Friday…

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Behind The Lines

The National Cartoon Gallery will once again be hosting bi-annual favourite Behind The Lines in the Bunker gallery. This travelling exhibition is curated by the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra and celebrates the role of political cartoonists in Australia and the power their drawings have in contributing to our daily…

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Black Tie Gala Dinner

To celebrate the official opening of the new premises all are welcome to join us in celebration for a gala dinner in the new exhibition hall. Enjoy champagne on arrival, canapés, a two course meal and table wines for the duration of the evening for the one ticket price of $100pp. Catering supplied by our…

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Official Opening

The official opening of our completed building will be carried out by The Hon. John Barilaro, MP Deputy Premier, NSW & Leader of the National Party in NSW on 23 February at 11:00am with a plaque unveiling to commemorate the event. This is an invitation only event, if please contact the gallery to RSVP.

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Bill Leak – Opening Night!

We are very excited to announce the first event to be held in our new exhibition space! It’s been quite a journey, but well worth it- and we can’t wait to share it with you! Opening night for the Bill Leak exhibition is Friday 5 February at 6:30 pm. We invite you to join us…

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Summer Holiday Drawing Classes

Keep the kids happy these holidays by joining us for cartoon workshops at the National Cartoon Gallery! This summer our workshops are being hosted by local artists Meg English and Jimmy Wags with a variety of fun themes to choose from. Get drawing with Meg English at the Kawaii (Cute) Characters workshop on the Wednesday…

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Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition – Cancelled

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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Rotary Cartoon Awards – Awards Night

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…

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Rotary Cartoon Awards – Exhibition

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,…

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