Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons 2018

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Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons 2018

Venture down the rabbit hole to discover 2018’s best political cartoons.

Featuring over 80 cartoons by 30 of Australia’s best political cartoonists, this exhibition revisits the 2018 political year, capturing the humorous side of the year’s leading political headlines.

The exhibition includes works by leading political cartoonists Mark Knight, Alan Moir, Cathy Wilcox, John Shakespeare, Judy Horacek and 2018 Political Cartoonist of the Year, Matt Golding.  

See a selection of Matt’s work including his cartoon of Alice peering into a Wonderland with some familiar political faces.

Then get competitive with our political card game, or try your hand at sketching your self-portrait from a distorted mirror. Bring along your family and friends to debate, sketch and play.


Swings and Roundabouts: 100 years of Queensland political cartoons

Explore some of Queensland’s key political moments in this series of political cartoons and objects from the State Library of Queensland collection.


10 August | Drawing politics with Matt Golding
10, 17 and 24 August | Zine making workshop series
28 August | Curator's tour

11 September | Curator's tour
18 September | Not just funny: cartoons and politics panel discussion
25 September | Curator's tour

9 October | Curator's tour
23 October | Curator's tour


Grab a souvenir

Don't forget to stop by the Library Shop to grab your Behind the Lines and Swings and Roundabouts souvenir, or shop online anytime.

Behind the Lines is a travelling exhibition developed by Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, proudly supported by the National Collection Institutions Touring and Outreach program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.