Behind the Lines

State Library of Queensland

Discover the lighter side of politics at the State Library of Queensland's free political cartoon exhibition, Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons 2018.

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

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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.

There's also some great in-gallery activities including a fanciful political card game and a self-portrait sketching activity utilising a life size distortion mirror.

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And don't miss the chance to explore some of Queensland’s key political moments in  Swings and Roundabouts: 100 years of Queensland political cartoons, a series of political cartoons and objects from the State Library of Queensland collection.

In conjunction with this exhibition is the following programming:

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Drawing politics with Matt Golding (Aug 10) - Join in a Q&A and live drawing session with cartoonist of year, Matt Golding, who will speak about his journey as an illustrator and the trials and tribulations of working with political themes. Free ticketed event. Bookings required.

Zine making workshop (3 part series - Aug 10, 17 & 24) - Join Queensland zine creator Jeremy Staples and get a hands-on understanding of the Zine making process from start to finish. Participants will work together to create a collaborative zine. Paid workshop series. Bookings required.

Curator's Tours (Aug 28, Sep 11 & 25 and Oct 9 & 23) - Curator's tours of the exhibition will run throughout the exhibition and will feature highlights of the collection. Free ticketed event. Bookings required.

Image credits top to bottom:

Hanson Flip-Flopping by Peter Broelman

The Insiders by David Pope

Hung out to dry by Cathy Wilcox

The Muppet Show by Mark Knight

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Behind the Lines/Swings & Roundabouts

State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane

Aug 10 - Oct 27

Free

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