Satire in the time of war, 1914-1918 (On tour in NSW)

Exhibition Date

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Friday 1 December 2017

Admission

Free

On Tour

See below for locations and dates

A cartoonist's perspective of war

ON TOUR AROUND REGIONAL NEW SOUTH WALES

Hal Eyre began working as a cartoonist for the Daily Telegraphnewspaper in 1908. The 357 original drawings he produced for the paper during World War I were purchased by the State Library of NSW in 1920. This collection depicts the war from a cartoonist’s perspective. He satirised themes of national identity and political power plays and the disintegration of the great European powers as the world erupted in warfare.

The skill of political cartoonists is to distil a complex situation into a humorous, powerful visual statement. Eyre did this within the tradition of his time, using symbols of Empire, including animals as metaphors for nation states. He made great use of caricatures of well-known European leaders.

 

VENUES & DATES

2016
1 October - 3 November 2016  - Glen Innes
12-24 November 2016 - Gilgandra
3-15 December 2016 - Dubbo
23 December 2016-12 January 2017 - Katoomba

2017
21 January-2 February 2017 - Coolamon
11-23 February 2017 - Temora
4-16 March 2017 - Leeton
25 March-6 April 2017 - Griffith
14 April-4 May 2017 - Corowa
13-25 May 2017 - Albury
3-15 June 2017 - Gundagai
24 June-6 July 2017 - Wagga Wagga
15-27 July 2017 - Cootamundra
5-17 August 2017 - Cooma
26-31 August 2017 - Warilla Branch
9-21 September 2017 - Bathurst
30 September-12 October 2017 - Lithgow
21 October-2 November 2017 - Moree
11-23 November 2017 - Inverell
2-14 December 2017 - Tenterfield
23 December 2017-11 January 2018 - Coffs Harbour

2018
20 January-1 February 2018 - Kempsey
10-22 February 2018 - Scone
3-15 March 2018 - Wallsend
24 March-5 April 2018 - Tuggerah
14-26 April 2018 - Cessnock
5-17 May 2018 - Singleton
26 May-7 June 2018 - Maitland
16-28 June 2018 - Ku-Ring-Gai
7-19 July 2018 - Hawkesbury
28 July-9 Aug 2018 - Ryde
18-30 Aug 2018 - Strathfield
8-20 September 2018 - Leichhardt
29 Sept-11 October 2018 - Kogarah
20 October-1 November 2018 - Sutherland
10-22 November 2018 - Manly
1 December 2018 -10 January 2019 - Waverley

 

Also on tour

What A Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
9 Februrary-1 April 2018

Australian Inspiration (On tour in NSW)

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Lithgow Library
21 October-2 November 2017

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