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Behind the Lines: The Best Political Cartoons of 2023

Old Treasury Building

Behind the Lines: The Best Political Cartoons of 2023

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.

Each year the Behind the Lines exhibition features a broad selection of political cartoons from around Australia, providing an insight into the year in Australian politics and current affairs. This year’s Behind the Lines is swinging at the piñata, passing the parcel and waiting for the music to stop, because the theme is 'All Fun and Games'. Cartoonists are popping on their party hats and breaking out the bunting while they take us on a journey through the year that was 2023.

Online Talk: In Conversation with Fiona Katauskas, Political Cartoonist of the Year
Date: Wednesday 3 April
Time: 10:30 - 11:30am

Join ‘Behind the Lines 2023’ curator Dr Alex Walton and Political Cartoonist of the Year Fiona Katauskas for an online talk that explores the exhibition and Fiona's work from the year that was 2023. 

View the talk on YouTube HERE.


All Ages
Suitable for audiences All Ages

This show contains: Political, religious or racial themes.


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