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The Gemini Years Exhibition

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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The Gemini Years is an exhibition showcasing the work of Bert Hackett, who created satirical cartoons for The Birmingham Post from 1966 until 2008 under the assumed named of Gemini.

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Margaret Thatcher sketch

Using a pseudonym before JK Rowling made it cool, Hackett's work draws on politics and modern life, through caricatures that are not dissimilar from the satirical portraits and sketches of the 1800's.

Caricatures, although humorous, generally shine a light on issues that are too sensitive or taboo to discuss. In previous years Hackett has drawn political leaders of opposing parties Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, finding the comedy in politics.

His contribution to journalism in Birmingham deserves a round of applause for his very funny, very clever perspective on issues surrounding Birmingham and the UK.

The free exhibition will no doubt be a giggle, not least because the caricatures are somewhat of an exaggeration, or scarily accurate.
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Why? To giggle at the best sketches of the 20th and 21st century
When: 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday
Phone: 0121 446 3232
Where: MAC
Cost: Free
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