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Michael Leunig: Ducks for Dark Times LIVE – Sold Out

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Australia’s much-loved artist Michael Leunig shares his fondness for cartooning and commentary during this Brisbane-exclusive evening to celebrate the launch of his new book.

Ducks for Dark Times, Leunig’s twentieth collection of cartoons, provides a hilarious and uplifting shot in the arm and a soulful voice of reason in troubling times, from the master of improbable satire and simple expressions of care and hope.

Produced for newspaper publication in response to the news of the day, this collection of more than 120 cartoons uses deft and spirited humour and explores the issues plaguing modern existence.

Ducks for Dark Times is for anyone who is losing faith; who’s becoming exhausted or fed up with the news, and for those of us who feel we could do well to laugh or weep a little more. This collection is a must-have for Michael Leunig fans.

Michael Leunig will be signing copies of his books on the evening courtesy of Riverbend Books.

Writers+Ideas is supported by O’Neill Architecture and RPS.

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.