Entertainment

Ned Kelly to be holed up at the Bunker

‘Ned Kelly: Hero or Villain?’ features a selection of cartoons about the bushranger, including this one by Ron Atkinson, from the Coffs Cartoon Collection.
‘Ned Kelly: Hero or Villain?’ features a selection of cartoons about the bushranger, including this one by Ron Atkinson, from the Coffs Cartoon Collection.

AUSTRALIA'S most notorious anti-hero - Ned Kelly - is the subject of a special showing at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery alongside this year's Rotary Cartoon Awards.

'Ned Kelly: Hero or Villain?' features a selection of cartoons about the bushranger from the Coffs Cartoon Collection. 

"Ned Kelly still fascinates more than 130 years after his death," Gallery Curator/Director Dr Leigh Summers said.

"His enduring appeal is perhaps partly the unanswered question of whether he was a bad man or one fighting for the rights of the underdog against the system. 

"Either way, his story and image have become an iconic symbol in Australian art and culture."

One of the cartoonists whose work is included in the exhibition is Monty Wedd OA. Monty produced the history of Ned Kelly in a comic strip 'The Ned Kelly Story' for the Sydney's Sunday Mirror, which appeared from 1974-77.

The entire series of 'The Ned Kelly Story' was recently published in one volume - 'Ned Kelly, Narrated and Illustrated by Monty Wedd'.  

In celebration of the book release, Monty's family has kindly loaned the Gallery four of the original pages, a watercolour portrait of Ned Kelly, a photographic portrait of Monty at his drawing table and an antique reproduction of Ned Kelly's famous helmet and body armour.  

'Ned Kelly: Hero or Villain?' opens on September 20 and runs until November 1. Entry costs $2 for Adults and $1 for children. Children under five have free entry.

Topics:  bunker cartoon gallery coffs harbour ned kelly



A December drink sees seven drivers land in court

Coffs Clarence police have caught seven motorists over the limit at the weekend.

Seven drivers nabbed over the limit behind the wheel

Four people charged by shooting strike force

NAMBUCCA SHOOTINGS: Police release images relating to Nambucca Heads investigations.

Detectives renew appeal for information on shootings

Moonee named best beach on the mainland

Moonee Beach has been listed at number three on a list of Australia's 101 Best Beaches.

Moonee Beach at number three on list of 101 Best Beaches 2017.

Local Partners

Relief for storm affected farmers

NSW Government's announces it will provide Agriculture Natural Disaster Relief following wild storms in early August.


Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

'I need to do what I can': 65km walk for cancer patient

Karlee Robinson is walking from Caloundra to Noosa for her cousin Aaron Parker, who has terminal brain cancer.

What do you do when someone you love has terminal brain cancer?

Hacksaw Ridge wins big in first round of AACTA Awards

Luke Bracey and Andrew Garfield in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

THE major awards will be handed out on Wednesday night.

Paris Hilton fumes at clumsy partygoers

A reveller spilt their drink on Paris Hilton's DJ decks

Winnie Harlow isn't a role model

Winnie Harlow insists she isn't a role model.

Felicity Jones proud of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role

Felicity Jones feels it is "important" for a woman to head Rogue One

Kiwi's plea to Ellen DeGeneres to save bakery after quake

Ellen... we need your magic.

Family had to be helicoptered out after powerful quake

Seacrest: Things are "going better" for Kim and Kanye

Ryan Seacrest says things are "going better now" for Kanye West

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Elegant coastal living in Corindi

BEACH IN THE BACKYARD: Meander 110m from the back door to the beach.

Elegant coastal living in Corindi

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!