Leunig, Michael (1945-)

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Artist; Screen Artist; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Painter; Writer; Poet
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35301593
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Contemporary painter, cartoonist, poet and writer

painter, cartoonist, poet and writer, was born in Footscray, Melbourne, only son of the three children of an abattoir worker; one of his sisters is the cartoonist Mary Leunig . A self-taught artist, he began drawing cartoons for university student newspapers, especially Monash University’s Lot’s Wife where his work first appeared in 1965 when he was a student at the Swinburne Film and Television School. He left in his third year, having been offered a job on 'a new professional newspaper’ (according to Good Weekend 1998, 31) Newsday , an afternoon daily in the Age stable established to rival the Melbourne Herald . He had already published work in the first issue of the short-lived Age fortnightly magazine, Broadside (March 1969). He recollected in Good Weekend 1998, 31: It was in the midst of a mental block back at Newsday one Saturday morning when I had a total disillusionment with politics. It was all too grim – the Vietnam War and the Liberal Government of the time being so conservative. I’d been to Canberra and seen the hypocrisy of the politicians, these bitter enemies in the House all drinking together afterwards and making deals and talking to journalists, and I thought, “This is all bullshit. It’s a kind of organised sport and I’m not going to be part of it.” ... I drew a cartoon about a fella who puts a teapot on his head and climbs on a duck and rides into the sunset. I was sick of having ...

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  • fl. c.1965 - c.2006

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC

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  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • The Happy Prints
  • Artists and cartoonists in black and white
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  • A Michael Leunig introspective
  • Michael Leunig introspective
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  • Michael Leunig
  • Pictures for papers
  • (see also) Leunig, Mary
  • (see also) Cook, Patrick
  • (see also) Lindesay, James Vane Crawford
  • (see also) Campbell, Pat
  • (see also) Foyle, Lindsay
  • (see also) Horner, Arthur Wakefield
  • (see also) Tandberg, Ron
  • (see also) Wright, John K.
  • (see also) Newsday
  • (see also) Broadside
  • (see also) Sunday Observer

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  1. Michael Leunig / with Caroline Jones
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 112,849.453)

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  2. [Michael Leunig : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97,598.812)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97,598.812)

  3. Billy the rabbit / Gyan & Leunig
    Gyan
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
    Billy the rabbit / Gyan & Leunig
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  4. Leunig calendar
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Periodical : 1990-2019 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,414.422)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,414.422)

  5. Margaret Throsby program : Michael Leunig 29/1/96
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Sound : 1996 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76,140.539)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76,140.539)

  6. The Michael Leunig collection / Michael Leunig ; with a foreword by Helen Garner
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1991-1994 ]
    At 2 libraries
    The Michael Leunig collection / Michael Leunig ; with a foreword by Helen Garner
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 72,817.844)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 72,817.844)

  7. Terry Lane talks with Michael Leunig
    Lane, Terry, 1939-
    [ Sound : 1991 ]
    At City Boroondara LS
    Terry Lane talks with Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,237.453)

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  8. Common prayer collection / Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1993 ]
    At 24 libraries
    Common prayer collection / Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 69,131.422)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 69,131.422)

  9. A conversation between Michael Leunig and Terry Laidler at St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Melbourne, on the 8th of March as part of the 1997 programme of the Institute of Spiritual Studies / transcribed and edited by Carol O'Connor and Philip Harvey
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,578.355)

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  10. The wayward Leunig : cartoons that wandered off / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 2015 ]
    At 54 libraries
    The wayward Leunig : cartoons that wandered off / Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,603.176)

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Resources about Michael Leunig (90)

  1. Michael Leunig / with Caroline Jones
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 112,923.188)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 112,923.188)

  2. [Michael Leunig : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97,171.398)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97,171.398)

  3. Billy the rabbit / Gyan & Leunig
    Gyan
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
    Billy the rabbit / Gyan & Leunig
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,908.953)

  4. Michael Leunig : artist file
    Leunig, Michael
    [ Book ]
    At Nat Portrait Gall
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  5. Leunig calendar
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Periodical : 1990-2019 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  6. Margaret Throsby program : Michael Leunig 29/1/96
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Sound : 1996 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. The Michael Leunig collection / Michael Leunig ; with a foreword by Helen Garner
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1991-1994 ]
    At 2 libraries
    The Michael Leunig collection / Michael Leunig ; with a foreword by Helen Garner
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 72,090.617)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 72,090.617)

  8. Terry Lane talks with Michael Leunig
    Lane, Terry, 1939-
    [ Sound : 1991 ]
    At City Boroondara LS
    Terry Lane talks with Michael Leunig
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  9. Enough rope : Michael Leunig
    [ Video : 2006 ]
    Possibly online
    At Boer War Mem Lib
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  10. Common prayer collection / Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1993 ]
    At 24 libraries
    Common prayer collection / Leunig
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  1. Leunig, Mary (1950-)
    Artist; ; Cartoonist / Illustrator
    ... Leunig, Michael ... Melbourne, sister of cartoonist Michael Leunig . She studied art in the late 1960s, then married Leon ... Contemporary artist and illustrator. Leunig has published four of her drawing anthologies and held ...
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  2. Pickering, Michael (1957-)
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    ... White at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1999 via Jo Holder (courtesy artist). Michael Pickering signs his ... (post-Leunig style) cartoons with illegible initials. In 1989 he won second prize in ... ...
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  1. ART Apt venue for works of Leunig
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 5 June 1993 p 6 Article Illustrated
    ... Apt venue for works of Leunig By IAN SHARPE Michael Leunig Introspective. Nolan Gallery, Tuesday to ... Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Until June 20. I WORKED with Michael Leunig for a short time in 1971 on The Sunday ... 341 words
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  2. Leunig puts picture for seekers of jobs
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Monday 23 March 1981 p 3 Article
    ... Leunig puts picture for seekers of jobs Satirical cartoons by Michael Leunig feature in a new ... 66 words
    • Text last corrected on 19 March 2015 by wpjacobs
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  3. IN AND OUT THE LEUNIG BIN THE PENGUIN LEUNIG. 128 pp.
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Friday 20 December 1974 p 11 Article Illustrated
    ... really is a penguin? No. Penguins are too earthbound. Someone called Michael Leunig recently appeared on ... IN AND OUT THE LEUNIG BIN THE PENGUIN LEUNIG. 128 pp. Reviewer: DAVID SWAIN 'THE Penguin Leunig ... 758 words
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  1. VICTORIA.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Saturday 5 September 1903 [Issue No.45] p 535

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... ; William Leslie Leunig, Dunolly ; Edward Ogilvy Brown, Beudigo; Engval Wilson Dybing, Warmambool Thomas ... ; Herbert James Hewitt, Malvern ; Michael James Crennan, Richmond ; Robson Brown, Geelong; Percy Leo Smith ... 248 words
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  2. Government Gazette Appointments and Employment
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Saturday 23 April 1904 [Issue No.25] p 292

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... ; Michael James Crennan, Telegraph Messenger ; John Patrick Dempsey, Telegraph Messenger; Robson Brown ... , Telegraph Messenger; Edgar Ogilvie Brown, Telegraph Messenger ; William Leslie Leunig, Telegraph Messenger ... 322 words
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  3. JURY LIST 1955—PORT MORESBY.
    Territory of Papua and New Guinea Government Gazette (1949 - 1971) Thursday 24 March 1955 [Issue No.14] p 160

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Earner, Walter Henry Larter, Robert Oswald Leonard, Frederick Leunig, Thomas Alfred Errol Levy, D. J ... Robertson, Francis Alexander Ste phenson Ryan, William Bernard Sanders, Vincent Tilney Scott, Michael Schulz ... 594 words
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  1. Leunig tunes. -Art of cartoonist Michael Leunig-
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    Sydney Morning Herald. Good Weekend
    [ Article : 1993 ]
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  2. Michael Leunig into the mystic
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    [ Article : 1988 ]
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  3. Lead graphic: Michael Leunig
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    Arena Magazine (Fitzroy, Vic)
    [ Article : 2016 ]
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  4. Michael Leunig, a very unpretentious man. -Interview-
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    Lot's Wife
    [ Article : 1991 ]
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  2. The Michael Leunig collection / Michael Leunig ; with a foreword by Helen Garner
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  3. George Negus Tonight : Michael Leunig
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    [ Book : 2007 ]
    At Coomandook Library
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  4. The Penguin Leunig / Penguin
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    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At Minlaton Com School
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  3. Peggy Glanville-Hicks - professional correspondence, 1945-1990
    [ Unpublished : 1945-1990 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2007 ]
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    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2001 ]
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  3. Michael Leunig: Looking for Life's Golden Thread
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
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  4. Michael Leunig releases new book
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2008 ]
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