Behind the Lines 2017: The year’s best political cartoons
Roll up, roll up to Behind the Lines 2017 and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle that is The Three-Ring Circus.
Showcasing the year’s best political cartoons, The Three-Ring Circus captures a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top.
This year provided a cavalcade of political characters and plenty of sensational events to capture the imagination of cartoonists and the public alike. There was citizenship chaos, calls for constitutional reform and a postal plebiscite. The federal Budget caught attention with its invitation to consider both ‘good debt’ and ‘bad debt’ and Donald Trump dominated front pages with his compelling Twitter habit and outspoken responses.
With its many tumultuous events, 2017 was another rich year for our nation’s political cartoonists who continue look behind the lines of the daily political sideshows to capture the spirit of our democracy in all its passion, scepticism and humour.
Take a look at the 2017 cartoons online.
Behind the Lines 2017 will be showing at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House until late November 2018.
There are games for the whole family at this year’s Behind the Lines exhibition. Come and play Political Guess Who, Political Snap or circus dress-ups!
Behind the Lines 2017 is a school program, and student groups have a different pricing structure.
On the road
Behind the Lines 2017 is also a travelling exhibition, proudly supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.
Don’t miss Behind the Lines 2017 at the following locations:
- Tamworth Regional Gallery: 15 December 2017 to 4 February 2018
- Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery: 10 February 2018 to 25 March 2018
- Parramatta Riverside Theatre: 11 April 2018 to 6 June 2018
- Albury LibraryMuseum: 23 June 2018 to 14 August 2018
- Old Treasury Building, Melbourne: 27 August 2018 to 15 October 2018
- Bunker Cartoon Gallery, Coffs Harbour: 26 October 2018 to 2 December 2018.