Cathy Wilcox | Biography

Cathy Wilcox, born in 1963, is an Australian cartoonist and illustrator who lives and works in Sydney.

She gained a BA in Visual Communication at Sydney College of the Arts in 1984 then studied Literature in Paris, while working as an illustrator for various English language publications, from 1985-87.

She returned to Sydney and began drawing regularly for the Sydney Morning Herald and other Fairfax Media publications, from 1989.

She is a keen observer of society and politics, a champion of press freedom and has maintained a strong relationship with France, participating in several international cartoonist conferences and becoming a member of Cartooning For Peace.

She has won many awards for her work including several Australian Cartoonist Association “Stanley” Awards, two Walkley Awards for Journalism, the Museum of Australian Democracy’s award for Political Cartoonist of the Year 2016 and a Kennedy Award 2017.

She has illustrated numerous picture books, delivered a TEDx talk on the ‘culture of outrage’ (Sydney 2016), live-illustrated a Terrapin Theatre puppet show in 2017 and continues to draw cartoons for Fairfax Media.

She is married with two teenage children.

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