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Behind The Lines – The Year’s Best Political Cartoons 2010

March 25, 2011toMay 20, 2011

* SYDNEY

As well as the free exhibition, there are other interesting events:

  • Tue 12 April at 7pm – Bill Leak in conversation with Julian Morrow – Tickets $12
  • Fri 29 April at 7pm – Bruce Petty in conversation with Julian Morrow – Tickets $12
  • Wed 4 May at 7pm  – You’re Dumped…And Other Matters - Tickets $15

Follow the year’s twists and turns in politics with Australia’s top cartoonists
Take a satirical journey back over the year in Australian politics with Behind the Lines: The Years Best Cartoons 2010 exhibiting at Riverside Theatres from March 25 to May 20.
Political cartoons offer a profound and immediate insight into how events in a nation’s history are perceived as they unfold. Sometimes provocative, always stimulating they have the power to both entertain and to instruct. The year 2010 was one of the most surprising, unpredictable and turbulent in Australian politics. It has provided political cartoonists with a plethora of opportunities.
This exhibition celebrates the artistic talents of Australia’s established political cartoonists including Jon Kudelka, David Pope, Michael Leunig and Reg Lynch as well as recognising the talents of a new generation such as Maurice Argiro and Rob Duong.

“There was a large amount of interesting political fodder for our political cartoonists over the course of 2010 and Behind the Lines has selected some of the finest from our incredibly talented cartoonists including Kudelka, Pope, Lynch and Leunig. The talent of these cartoonists to crystallize and reflect the political moment is astonishing and we encourage everyone to come along and enjoy this free event,” said Robert Love, Director of Riverside Theatres.
Special Events – A Poke in the Eye with a Sharp Pencil
During the course of the exhibition, a number of special conversations with Julian Morrow will complement the exhibition. Julian Morrow is a member of The Chaser comedy TV group who made international headlines with an outrageous stunt invading the 2008 APEC conference with a fake Osama Bin Laden motorcade.

Tue 12 April at 7pm – Bill Leak in conversation with Julian Morrow Tickets $12
Bill Leak is a nine times Walkley Award winner for his savage editorial cartoons and caricatures. He also publishes in The Australian.

Fri 29 April at 7pm – Bruce Petty in conversation with Julian Morrow Tickets $12
Oscar winner Bruce Petty is Australia’s most acclaimed satirist. He also publishes in The Age (Melbourne).

Wed 4 May at 7pm  – You’re Dumped…And Other Matters Tickets $15
A super star panel of satirists, media mischief-makers and political wits discuss 2010 the year that was, the role of satire and cartooning and the importance of stirring the pot.
Panellists include Nathan Rees, Rod Quantock, Meredith Burgmann and Julian Morrow.

Behind the Lines at Riverside Theatres, cnr Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Free entry into Behind the Lines Exhibition more information on the Riverside Website

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