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Program of events

Program of events

The National Museum of Australia presented an exciting series of programs for families and adults to coincide with the Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Cartoons 2009 exhibition in Canberra.

Kevin Rudd sits at the wheel of a blue ute with the numberplate 'BIG-KEV'. Standing in the back of the ute are Julia Gillard, Peter Garrett and Wayne Swan, who are throwing away green '$' bills. The ute is emitting a grey cloud of exhaust.
Illustration by Andrew Weldon.

Illustrated conversation with Mike, Karen 'n Guy

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Political photographer and photo editor Mike Bowers, SBS television's chief political correspondent Karen Middleton, and Museum curator Guy Hansen revisited the often hilarious and sometimes tragic events of 2009 through cartoons from our Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Cartoons 2009 exhibition.

Black and white pencil illustration showing the heads of two girls.
Break romance splash detail.
Artwork by Treyzuka.

Manga workshop: The art of Japanese comics

Saturday 9 January 2010

Children joined Melbourne artists Trevor Green and Henry Popienia and learned the skills and techniques to create their own manga characters.

Shortis and Simpson
Shortis and Simpson.

Performance: And the OzCar goes to ...

Sunday 17 and 24 January 2010

Shortis and Simpson returned with a hilarious cabaret, reflecting on the memorable political debacles of 2009.