We figured it was a good exhibition for the Museum to start off with, as its' broad range took in the whole of Australian History and a lot of its' cartoonists and it would give audiences a better idea of what exhibitions were to come in the future.
Paul Harvey is Australia's Premier Sports Caricature Artist, and for the last six years has created caricatures for the Select AFL Footy Cards (his cards are the rare 'Starburst caricature cards' in the Series.) This year's cards consist of 72 hand painted watercolours (4 per team) and were created with the intention of exhibiting his originals at the Australian Cartoon Museum.
All fans of caricature and football will experience, as I did, a greater depth of insight in these characterisations of the stars of the game and their individual styles. The Exhibition will run from March 10th to late April. Read Full Story On Our Blog
You may have noticed that the ACM doesn’t have memberships. Currently we are using the Patreon system. Which is basically a tip jar to support the work of the Australian Cartoon Museum.
The system works like this:
If you pledge us $5 a month you receive a cartoon certificate from the Museum with your name in gold lettering.
If you pledge $10 a month you will receive all the daily cartoons from all over Australia a week after publication, plus on Saturdays, you will get the weekly round-up (shortened version) of the best cartoons for the week.
To get the same amount of cartoon material each month would cost you in the hundreds of dollars.
That’s a huge saving, virtually the cost of 3 coffees a week.
he Museum is looking for people interested in volunteering in the Museum. It’s a fun place to work, which is unusual for an educational facility. Duties could include manning the shop, exhibition tours, collating cartoon tear outs into chronological order, helping with our film making and cartoon indexing. And for those who can’t come into the Museum to help, you can volunteer to do cartoon research from the web at home for the Museum. You may have a previous skill that would be very valuable for the Museum.
If interested ring Jim on 0403 747 996.
Definitely Australia’s finest pocket cartoonist. Ron Tandberg was quoted as saying
"I always try to draw cartoons that Mrs Moonee Ponds can understand."
VALE - RON TANDBERG
Ronald Peter Tandberg (31 December 1943 – 8 January 2018) was an Australian illustrator and political cartoonist who contributed to The Age newspaper in Melbourne, Australia from 1972. Tandberg's credits include eleven Walkley Awards. He was inducted into the Melbourne Press Club's Victorian Hall of Fame in 2014.