Australian Cartoonists' Association
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Australian Cartoonists' Association

The Australian Cartoonists' Association is the Australian professional cartoonists' organisation and was established on 17 July 1924 as the Society of Australian Black and White Artists.

It soon became The Black and White Artists Society; and, by 1938, its name had been changed to The Black and White Artists Club.[1] By 1939, it had a sketching division and an etching division.[2]

First clubrooms

The Association's first clubrooms were at 250 George Street, Sydney.[3]

Founding members

Founding members were Reg Russom, Unk White, Syd Nicholls, Jack Quayle, John Wiseman, Jack Baird, Joe Jonsson, Cyril Samuels, Frank Jessop, Brodie Mack, Mick Paul, Harry J Weston, Jack Waring, Syd Miller, Arthur Mailey, F H Cumberworth, Fred Knowles and Cecil Hartt, who was elected president.[4][5]

Other notable members

Hall of Fame

ACA presidents

Term President[6]
1924-39 Cecil Hartt
1931-54 Stan Cross
1955-57 Jim Russell
1958-64 Doug Albion
(acting for Jim Russell)
1965-73 Jim Russell
1974 Doug Albion
1975 Tony Rafty
1976 Max Ariev
1977 Dan Russell
1978 Jim Swanson
1979 Ian Cox
1980 Arthur Hudson
Term President[6]
1981 Ton Rafty
1982 Ian Cox
1983 Max Foley
1984-87 John Thorby
1988-90 James Kemsley
1991 Mark David
1992-93 Steve Panozzo
1994-96 Lindsay Foyle
1997-99 Steve Panozzo
1999-2000 (April) Pierre de Dassel
2000 Lindsay Foyle
Term President[6]
2000-03 (May) Rod Emmerson
2003-06 James Kemsley
2006-08 Peter Broelman
2008-10 Jules Faber
2010-12 Jason Chatfield
2012-present Jules Faber

Stanley Awards

The Stanley Awards are issued annually by the Australian Cartoonists' Association and recognise the best of Australian cartoonists and cartooning.

Gold Stanley Award

The ACA's ultimate credit to a cartoonist is the Gold Stanley Award (named after Australian cartoonist Stan Cross, who was a longtime president of the ACA).[1]

Previous recipients of the award are:

Year Awardee
1985 Alan Moir
1986 John Spooner
1987 Bill Leak
1988 Bill Leak
1989 Bill Leak
1990 Suzanne White
1991 Bill Leak
1992 Bill Leak
1993 Eric Löbbecke
1994 Bill Leak
1995 Bill Leak
1996 Bill Leak
1997 Brett Lethbridge
1998 Brett Lethbridge
1999 Joanne Brooker
Year Awardee
2000 Sturt Krygsman
2001 James Kemsley
2002 David Rowe
2003 Rolf Heimann
2004 George Haddon
2005 Peter Broelman
2006 Mark Knight
2007 David Rowe
2008 David Rowe
2009 Peter Broelman
Year Awardee
2010 David Pope
2011 Anton Emdin
2012 David Pope
2013 Anton Emdin
2014 David Rowe
2015 David Pope

Jim Russell Award

The Jim Russell Award, formerly the Silver Stanley Award, (named after Australian cartoonist Jim Russell), given to individuals or organisations who, in the opinion of the ACA Board, has made a significant contribution to Australian cartooning.[7][failed verification]

Previous recipients of the award are:

Year Awardee[8]
2000 Jenny Hughes
2001 Bruce Petty
2002 No Award given
2003 William Ellis Green "Weg"
2004 Monty Wedd
2005 Allan Salisbury "Sols"
2006 Paul Rigby
2007 Michael Atchison
2008 Jim Bridges
2009 Norman Hetherington "Heth"
Year Awardee[8]
2010 Steve Panozzo
2011 Rolf Heimann
2012 Talking Pictures - Insiders (ABC TV)
2013 Russ Radcliffe
2014 Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)
2015 Stan Cross' original cartoon, "For gorsake, stop laughing: this is serious!"


  1. ^ a b Sydney Morning Herald 6 August 1938
  2. ^ Black and White Artists, The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 July 1939, p.12.
  3. ^ Sydney Morning Herald 16 February 1939
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  5. ^ Black and White Artists, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 September 1925, p.9.
  6. ^ a b c "Stanley Awards Yearbook". Australian Cartoonists Association. 2004. p. 110. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b c "Stanley Awards Yearbook". Australian Cartoonists Association. 2004. p. 109. Retrieved 2015.


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