PLAY ON: The Art of Sport
9 Dec 2017 - 11 Feb 2018
A selection of works from 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize, a biannual exhibition that reflects on sport and sporting culture.
One of Australia’s richest and most prestigious art awards, the Basil Sellers Art Prize has inspired innovative and complex explorations of sport from a rollcall of Australia’s most accomplished artists.
The exhibition included painting, sculpture, video, drawing and mixed-media installation by prominent Australia artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Individual works in the exhibition engaged with gymnastics, running, community sport, ground-keeping, AFL, race relations and the representation of women in sport.
Play On offered a unique opportunity to bring art and sport lovers together, engage with new audiences and present additional public programs with local sports clubs, personalities, athletes and fans.
Included work by Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Lauren Brincat, Jon Campbell, Daniel Crooks, Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont, Shaun Gladwell, Josie Kunoth Petyarre and Dinni Kunoth Kemarre, Richard Lewer, Fiona McMonagle, Kerrie Poliness, Khaled Sabsabi, Gabrielle de Vietri, Gerry Wedd.
A NETS Victoria and Ian Potter Museum of Art touring exhibition.
Image: Richard Bell with Emory Douglas, A White hero for Black Australia 2011 (detail), Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 176x250cm, Courtesy of the artists and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Courtesy of Parliament House Art Collection, Department of Parliamentary Services, Canberra.
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