The Bunker Cartoon Gallery has two main exhibition areas. The foyer is frequently used to display and promote established and emerging Australian cartoonists and caricaturists. The main gallery is used for high calibre travelling exhibitions as well as those drawn from the Bunker's own impressive holdings and community-based exhibitions.
Friday May 10-June 8
Maude the cockatoo has been at it again, with her outrageous selection of Bald Archy Prize paintings. Now in its 20th year this send up of the art establishment continues to delight art lovers with portraiture which reflects a satircal slant. The winner will be announced on April 5th in Sydney and will proudly interred in our own bunker for all to muse over. Don't miss this blockbuster event. Opening Night Friday May 10th at 6pm. Tickets $10 at the door, includes refreshments. (Left, Warren Lane's painting The Banquet of Gina and Ginia)
Friday 22 March to May 4
Nanna is a Finnish artist now living in Tasmania who is the March guest presenter to local ceramics club Coastal Claymakers inc. A specialist in neriage technique, Nanna's fine porcelain wares, feature effects like marbling and repeat patterns using a variety of coloured clays. All welcome to the opening on Friday 22nd March, refreshments from 6.30pm and Coastal Claymakers present their current news and artist talk by Nanna Bayer from 7pm.
Friday 12 April - 8 June
Many locals are unaware that Bunker Cartoon Gallery is a War Memorial. This special exhibition scheduled in time for ANZAC Day and school holidays will fascinate visitors with an interest in Australian and Allied War history. Pictured are a Spitfire model airplane and an actual flying instrument panel from a Mk 5 Spitfire, photos by Terry Olfen and an illustration by Monty Wedd of a uniform from yesteryear, plus many a cartoon which points out the Aussie Larrikin in the ranks.