Behind the Lines 2020: The year in political cartoons

Behind the Lines 2020: The year in political cartoons

Behind the Lines presents the best political cartoons from 2020, including digital cartoons for the first time. With the fitting theme, ‘A dog’s breakfast’, the exhibition helps us make sense of ‘what the pup’ happened in 2020.

From the bushfire summer to the global pandemic, the nation’s political cartoonists had plenty to work with, with Hawaiian shirts and burnt trees giving way to masks and spiky balls.

Smirk, laugh or grimace at 2020 through the eyes of a political cartoonist - when have we needed our cartoonists so much? Don’t miss it.
  • Two children playing with ‘whoosh’ ball machine in front of a green Behind the Lines exhibition sign
    Family fun at MoAD’s Behind the Lines exhibition
  • Group of visitors in a wide hallway looking at framed images of political cartoons
    Explore the best political cartoons from 2020
  • Woman and man looking at a framed A4-sized digital cartoon display
    This year’s exhibition includes digital cartoons
  • Man and two children walk down a wide bright exhibition hallway looking at framed political cartoons
    Behind the Lines exhibition is great for all the family
  • Child’s hand holding an A4-sized card titled ‘Family Trail’ with written clues
    Explore the cartoons with the Behind the Lines Family Trail
  • Young girl in rainbow dress pointing at a framed political cartoon
    Children will enjoy solving the Family Trail clues
  • Three people silhouetted against large projection of a feature cartoon by Cathy Wilcox
    See feature works by Cathy Wilcox, Cartoonist of the Year
  • Man and two children sitting at a low green table drawing cartoons
    Try drawing your own cartoons after video tips from Cartoonist of the Year, Cathy Wilcox
  • Woman and man looking at four printed and framed political cartoons
    Wonder at the events of the year that was
  • Young girl in rainbow dress and hat with arms in air, smiling at the camera
    Behind the Lines exhibition at MoAD is fun for everyone!

DETAILS

DATES

26 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2021

Next occurrence: 20 Oct 2021

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9am-5pm

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.

Location

Behind the Lines 2020: The year in political cartoons

Museum of Australian Democracy, 18 King George Terrace, Old Parliament House, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

Parents Room

Restaurant

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