Emile Mercier

  • $8.00 - $10.00

Emile Mercier (1901-1981) was an Australian cartooning icon who arrived in Australia as a young man from New Caledonia, hoping to find his fortune. He found work as a full-time cartoonist for the The Sun newspaper in 1949. but steered away from cartooning cliches to produce cartoons that carried a gentle Gallic humour filled with absurdity and whimsy about his new life in a foreign country.

This exhibition celebrates the launch of a first book of Emile Mercier cartoons, along with a comprehensive collection of his works on the gallery walls. For a trip back over decades, this exhibition offers a wonderfully quirky insight into some of Australian suburbia from the 1950s to the 1970s.

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    • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
      • Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
      • Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
      • Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
      • Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
      • Have step free access to the conference or function room
      • Have accessible seating areas in theatrette
      • Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.
      • Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
      • Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
    • Provides general access facilities and services for people with access needs.
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      • Accept the Companion Card
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