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Saturday 29 October
10:00am - 4:00pm
76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
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Sunday 30 October 10:00am - 4:00pm
Monday 31 October 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 1 November 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 2 November 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 3 November 10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 4 November 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 5 November 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 6 November 10:00am - 4:00pm
Monday 7 November 10:00am - 4:00pm
About this event

Behind the lines: The year in political cartoons 2021: Prophecy and Chance

29 October - 27 November

Behind the Lines 2021 is rummaging in the fortune-teller’s chest for the crystal ball. Just as predictive models have become ever-present in the news cycle, the exhibition’s current theme, Prophecy & Chance, acknowledges our discomfort with uncertainty and our quest to know what the future holds. Peering into the swirling mists of the ‘Canberra bubble’ our talented political cartoonists have illuminated the complex issues of 2021’s ‘new normal’ - a year peppered with big reports, unexpected outcomes and floundering forecasts. From COVID-19, case numbers to house prices and employment levels, 2021 was a year to expect the unexpected.

The 2021 Cartoonist of the Year is Glen Le Lievre, cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, MAD, Private Eye, Reader’s Digest, The New Yorker, Time and The Wall Street Journal.

Behind the lines is an annual onsite and travelling exhibition developed by the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

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