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Behind the Lines


Fri 26 Apr 2013, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church and Market St, Parramatta, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • All Tickets: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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Take a satirical look at the year’s best political highs and lows with a series of cartoons by Australia’s leading cartoonists at Riverside Theatres from Friday 12 April till Sunday 26 May.

The annual Behind the Lines exhibition showcases the year’s political cartoons and includes work from the nation's most esteemed cartoonists. The cartoons were chosen from almost 600 submissions and include works from The Museum of Australian Democracy's own collection.

Many of the cartoons have appeared in the nation’s top newspapers and Riverside Theatres is exhibiting them all into one, side-splitting and thought-provoking show! The exhibition is in the Riverside’s Theatres foyer and is open to the public free of charge. Pop down for a good smirk and guffaw or plan to arrive early to any of the April and May productions for a look and a laugh.

This year the highlight of the exhibition is a series of live one-on-one discussions with politicians and cartoonists. A Poke In The Eye With A Sharp Pencil has a focus on female cartoonists with comedian Wendy Harmer hosting the Opening Night Gala on Friday 12 April and on Friday 26 April she chats with cartoonist Cathy Wilcox.

In addition, The Whitlam Institute will host a very special evening of politics, It’s My Party: The Ideas That Fashioned Our Contemporary Parties on Wednesday 1 May.

Wendy Harmer in conversation with cartoonist Cathy Wilcox: Friday 26th April at 7pm.

Wendy Harmer is a veteran of the Australian comedic scene, having featured on television, radio and stage and also performed at many national and international comedy festivals.

Cathy Wilcox is an award-winning cartoonist, having had her cartoons featured in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in Melbourne and illustrated for at least 16 children’s books. This hilarious conversation is not to be missed.