Behind the Lines 2017 special event with Ann Telnaes and Cathy Wilcox
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, in partnership with the Australian Cartoonists' Association, hosted the Pulitzer Prize-winning USA political cartoonist Ann Telnaes on 24 November 2017 as part of Behind the Lines 2017.
Ann shared her thoughts on the role of political cartoonists in democracy. In an industry which reflects just five per cent female representation, Ann is only the second woman in 81 years to win a Pulitzer Prize.
Guest Speaker: Ann Telnaes
Ann Telnaes creates editorial cartoons in various mediums – animation, visual essays, live sketches, and traditional print – for the Washington Post. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for her print cartoons and the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year for 2016.
With introduction by Cathy Wilcox
Cathy is a Walkley award winning cartoonist and illustrator, best known for her work at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers. Cathy is the Behind the Lines 2016 Cartoonist of the Year.