Satire in the Time of War

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It’s hard to imagine finding the ‘amusing’ side of war, however acclaimed World War One cartoonist Hal Eyre did just that with his highly regarded satirical cartoons. This rarely seen view of the War is now on show at The Bunker Cartoon Gallery in a display of Eyre’s work, drawn from the State Library of NSW collection.
The display features reproductions of 20 of his most comical cartoons which are both beautiful and enlightening illustrations of the debates and controversies of the time.
“Cartoons provide valuable social commentary on key historical events, and Hal Eyre was one of the most important social commentators on the war,” says State Library curator Elise Edmonds.
The display will be on show at Coffs Harbour’s Bunker Cartoon Gallery daily (except Christmas Day) from 10 am to 4 pm until 11 January 2018. Adults $5; children u16 $3; Friends of the Bunker and kids u5 free

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