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National Cartoon Gallery is all fired up about their first event to be held at their new exhibition space! The Bill Leak Exhibition Opening Night will be held on Friday 5 February 2021 from 6.30pm to 9pm at National Cartoon Gallery, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour. Get your $22.19 tickets here. The exhibition will be on display until 30 May 2021.

Your ticket price includes canapes and a drink and you can BYO laughs. It's your entry ticket to the exhibition as well as The Rotary Cartoon Awards (downstairs - follow the link for more info about the event). Explore the new premises and the wittiest set of cartoons you'll ever see. Bookings are essential as tickets are limited. You can also purchase tickets by phoning 66 517 343 or dropping into the gallery.

The exhibition will also feature a fantastic selection of works from Bill's son Johannes, who has followed in his father's footsteps as an accomplished artist and is the editorial cartoonist at The Australian. In the late Bill Leak's words, the master of non-politically correct satire has said, 'Freedom of speech is the freedom to offend and that means the freedom to offend anyone'. A brave sentiment indeed that's reflected in his cartoons and caricatures that cover the political and social life of Australia over the past 30 years. It's bound to draw an interestingly wide variety of audience reactions.

Best known for his cartoons and caricatures, Bill Leak was also an accomplished portrait painter. He worked for both the Fairfax and Murdoch press but is best remembered for his years as editorial cartoonist at The Australian newspaper and winning nine Walkley awards for his work. Leak's editorial cartoons for The Australian were at the centre of several controversies, (some of which are featured in the exhibition) forcing Bill and his wife to go into hiding. Don't miss this show-stopping, talking piece of an exhibition and enjoy the social atmosphere of Opening Night. Please note from Opening Night onwards, general admission prices will increase to $10 Adults, $8 Concession and U16 $6. Children under 5 go free.

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Where: 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
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