John Frith: the art of politics

The museum has a significant collection of original cartoons and sculptures by John Frith, one of Australia’s most prolific and celebrated cartoonists and artists. Frith’s career spanned forty years, most famously at The Herald in Melbourne, in which all of the featured cartoons were published.

Here you can view these cartoons, which provide a fascinating glimpse into the politics and the world in the 1960s. You can also explore the life and other work of John Frith, including his sculptures produced in association with Bendigo Pottery.

We are very grateful to the Frith family for their kind donation of these works.