JUDY HORACEK,
WOMAN WITH ALTITUDE

1995, lithograph.

Judy Horacek is one of Australia’s best- known cartoonists. She developed her distinct style in the early 1990s, and carved out a position as a strong feminist voice in what had been a male-dominated profession. Her work tells the story of Australia by documenting a change in it. Her everyman – a common feature of cartooning – became an everywoman. Horacek’s work explores relationships, racism, social justice and environmental issues, and often ends up clipped out and displayed on fridges. The National Library of Australia holds a selection of her most memorable works, including a print of her famous Woman with Altitude cartoon. See this work, and the rest of the national collection, in Canberra.