Satire In The Time Of War – Hal Eyre Cartoons

When: Saturday 13 May -Thursday 25 May

Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

Price: Free

It’s hard to imagine finding the ‘amusing’ side of war, however acclaimed World War One cartoonist Hal Eyre did just with his highly regarded satirical cartoons. This rarely seen view of the War is on show at the LibraryMuseum for a limited time in a free 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 beautiful and enlightening illustrations of the debates and controversies of the time.

Highlights of the display include:

  • depictions of soldiers at Gallipoli
  • patriotic depictions of the recruitment marches through country NSW
  • heroic Australian diggers triumphing over their enemies