Behind the Lines: the Year in Political Cartoons 2021

It was a year of the ‘new normal.’  With ever-present predictive models Australia’s cartoonists made us laugh just as often as they made us think. But most of all they comforted us in the uncertainty that was the year 2021.

This year’s edition of ‘Behind the Lines: the year in political cartoons 2021’ focuses on the chance and prophecy of the past year. With continuing lockdowns and vaccine hesitancy, the cartoonists managed to reduce complex issues and emotions to bite-sized images. Don’t miss this entertaining exhibition travelling from the Museum of Australian Democracy at its only Melbourne venue!

Exhibition opening hours are 10.00am – 3.00pm

Please note that the exhibition is closed to the public between 12.00 – 1.00pm

Presented by Old Treasury Building

Monday 16 May

Tuesday 17 May

Wednesday 18 May

Thursday 19 May

Friday 20 May

Sunday 22 May

Old Treasury Buidling – 20 Spring Street Melbourne, VIC 3000
This event is free


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wheelchair accessible- step-free access via rear of building

Please note that exhibition is closed to the public between 12 pm to 1 pm daily.

Law Week is finished for 2022. We look forward to seeing you next year.