The 32nd Annual Rotary Cartoon Awards exhibition opens at the National Cartoon Gallery

2019 Caricature Entry “Bob” by Judy Nadin.

 

THE 2020 annual Rotary Cartoon Awards at the National Cartoon Gallery marks the thirty-second year of this popular nationwide competition.

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Featuring cartoons, caricatures, and comic art from some of Australia’s most admired and widely recognized cartoonists the event is a highlight for many artists around the country.

This year’s special category recognises the past 12 months of hardship across the entire country with the special topic, “Crisis, Which Crisis?”, along with the usual themes: Caricature, Comic Strip, Political, Sports and Open, with one standout prize for the Cartoon of the Year Award.

The exhibition will feature a selection of the best entries and all the winners from this year’s awards.

The awards presentation night and official opening has sold out, but the exhibition will be on show at the gallery from 29 November right through until 28 February 2021.

Construction continues on the galleries expansion and the new Gallery is due to be completed just in time for Christmas 2020.

Long terms plans are to develop a high tech, historical cartoon exhibition to complement the new café, cinema and community room.

In the meantime, the walls will feature a series of exceptional collections from some of Australia’s most admired cartoonists in the new gallery space, opening with an exhibition of the late Bill Leak’s works, accompanied by a selection of his son, Johannes Leak’s works.

The National Cartoon Gallery is located at 1 John Champion Drive, Coffs Harbour.

For more information phone 02 6651 7343 or go to https://nationalcartoongallery.com.au/.

 

By David TUNE

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