The year’s best political cartoons 2019
Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra
The winner of this year’s Cartoonist of the Year Award is Jon Kudelka. Kudelka’s cartoons have appeared in The Australian and he has recently joined the team at The Saturday Paper. He sees the main aim of political cartooning as ‘puncturing the pompous and the puffed- up.’
Each year the Behind the Lines exhibition captures the story of the year through humour, wit and striking visuals. There are over 80 artworks on display from over 30 political cartoonists from across Australia. The exhibition is grounded in the musical undertones of many of the political cartoons featured in the exhibition.
Curator Jennifer Forest says that the cartoonists’ featured in the exhibition ‘strive, with humour and insightfulness, to ask questions and keep decision makers accountable.’
MOAD is open 9am to 5pm daily (closed Christmas day).