Works by Judy Horacek, the
Australian cartoonist, artist, writer and children’s book creator – perhaps
best known for her ‘Women With Altitude’ image that has adorned fridges, tea
towels, t-shirts and walls across the world - will be the focus of the Bunker
Cartoon Gallery in June.
Opening at 6pm on Friday, June 5,
‘Women With Altitude’ will showcase her ongoing interests in feminism, immigration,
the environment and social justice. She is currently published weekly in The
Age newspaper, but her work has also appeared in The Australian and the
Judy Horacek was also the
illustrator of the very popular ‘Where Is the Green Sheep?’ and ‘Good Night,
Sleep Tight’ children’s books by Mem Fox and is the resident cartoonist for a
number of magazines.
“Judy’s work is very familiar to
audiences worldwide and she has been a regular contributor to the Coffs Cartoon
Collection by submitting entries in the Rotary Cartoon Awards. This exhibition
also includes fine limited edition prints which will definitely be of interest
to cartoon collectors,” said Dr Leigh Summers, the Gallery Curator/Director.
Everyone is invited to the Opening Night, which includes
refreshments, as well as a special Artist’s Talk with Judy on Saturday June 6 at
10.30am. Bookings are essential, please call 6651 7343 to reserve a seat.
An exhibition of the work of local
surf and skate culture artist Jimmy Wags will also open on June 5.
“Wags’ caricatures are elaborate,
brightly-coloured manifestations of surf and skate culture that use their
vibrancy to reference the physical nature of these sports,” said Dr Summers. “He
portrays our coastal landscape with influences from cartoons, tattoos and
comics - creating characters based on people and their interests. He has been inspired and influenced by
artists such as Jim Phillips and Drew Brophy and his fans enjoy the Mambo
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is
located at John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, and is open Monday to Saturday
10am-4pm. Entry costs $2 per adult and $1 per child over five years