Australian Cartoonists' Association

Society for artists who work in black and white, in particular cartoonists, and illustrators, which changed its name as it expanded to include sketching and etching divisions.

Milestone
Formed
Sydney
1924
Name
Alternate
Society of Australian Black and White Artists
1924 - 1928
Alternate
Black and White Artists Society
1928 - 1938
Alternate
Australian Black and White Artists Club
1938
Position
1924 - 1925
Type

A Short History of the Black and White Artists' Club

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2014

The Society of Australian Black and White Artists was the first association of newspaper artists in the world. From 1924 to 1946, it hosted over 20 Black and White Artists' balls around Sydney, raising money and causing public scandal. The Black and White Artists' Club or the Australian Cartoonists' Association (as it is now known) has around 300 members