Hall of Fame

Ron Tandberg

1943 -

Tandberg has been front and centre of Australia's national life for more than half a century. Since he joined The Age in 1972, his cartoons on its front pages, and in those of the Sydney Morning Herald and Herald Sun, have uniquely combined the best elements of portraiture and graphic art to provide compelling insight, dissection and humour. Credited with reinventing the pocket cartoon, Tandberg's work has been recognised with a record 10 Walkley awards, including two Gold Walkleys, and in numerous exhibitions and collections, including the National Museum of Australia. His memorable 1980s anti-AIDS campaign poster drawing underscored a remarkable capacity to impact public consciousness.

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Receiving award at 2014 Hall of Fame dinner (1:54)