About the exhibition

What a year 2015 has been for Australia’s political cartoonists! Leadership spills and changes, big personalities, controversial policies, scandals and unseen microphones have all yielded rich ore that cartoonists have refined into satirical gold. In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo atrocity we have all become more aware of how precious the freedom to laugh at ourselves is, and how necessary it is to have cartoonists, among others, who are free to express their views without fear.

To celebrate this freedom, almost all the cartoons in our exhibition are accompanied by captions using the cartoonists’ own words.

Previous Behind the Lines

Behind the Lines websites from previous years are still available. These websites brought together a selection of the best political cartoons from their respective years.