Behind the Lines: A Night with the Artists

Behind the Lines: A Night with the Artists

NSW Parliament is hosting Behind the Lines, an annual travelling exhibition of Australia’s year in political cartoons, for the first time in July 2022. To celebrate the occasion, you are invited to A Night with the Artists on 20 July for an opportunity to meet some of the creatives behind Australia’s rich tradition of political cartoons.

The exhibition, put together by the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD), celebrates the role of political cartoonists and highlights the power that their art has in contributing to our daily political and social discourse.

A Night with the Artists will kick off with a tour of the NSW Parliament chambers, followed by a guided tour of the exhibition by Sarah Murray, the Exhibitions Coordinator from the Museum of Australian Democracy. You will then be invited to a conversation with a panel comprising the Exhibitions Coordinator and artists about their experience with political cartoons in a casual Q and A. The four artists who will feature in the panel are: 

This is a free event.

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

When: Wednesday 20 July 2022, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm (exhibition will remain open until 7.15pm)    

Where: Jubilee Room and Fountain Court, NSW Parliament House