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A brush with politics: The life and work of John Frith

An Old Parliament House, Canberra, travelling exhibition hosted by the JCPML, 11 March - 22 May 2005.

A brush with politics celebrates the work of John Frith, one of Australia’s most famous and influential cartoonists of the 20th century. The exhibition which was on display at the JCPML featured selected material from Frith's time with the Bulletin and Sydney Morning Herald from the 1930s and 1940s.

The venue was the
Access gallery in the John Curtin Gallery at Curtin University of Technology.

A self-guided tour with activities was available for use by visiting school groups.

This travelling exhibition from Old Parliament House, Canberra, was supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government Program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material across Australia.
Cartoon by John Frith - Self portrait with Bob Hawke and Malcolm Fraser, 1983, on flyer for original Old Parliament House exhibition
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