Political cartoonist Eric Lobbecke’s latest exhibition will challenge your visual perception while forcing you to contemplate our current political climate. Listening devices was inspired by reactions to our last federal election. Look long enough and you may start to recognise political figures from today and the not-too-distant past.
Can males hear an unfamiliar revolutionary female human rights language through Listening devices?Eric Lobbecke
Confronting, distorted and visceral images reflect on a political sphere where female voices have not always been valued, let alone even heard. Utilising three different media — digital oil paintings, video and sculpture — the images will stay with you long after your initial visit.
Eric is a renowned cartoonist and graphic designer, who has worked for The Australian and Crikey, amongst many other publications.
The exhibition is presented a collaboration with the School of Languages and Cultures and is supported by the Australasian Humour Studies Network (ASHN) as part of the Humour as a Human Right 2023 conference.
Listening Devices is currently in display in the Herbert Smith Freehills Law Library until late September 2023.
The Library recently hosted a panel discussion with Eric Lobbecke which can be viewed on our YouTube channel.