Play On

Published by: Jacqueline Doughty, Samantha Comte, and Alyce Neal | 25-Nov-2018
A distinctly Australian exhibition celebrating 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize, a prestigious biennial exhibition that examines the personal and collective significance of sport and sporting culture. The exhibition features works by leading Australian artists from five installments of the Prize and asks complex questions about the intersection of sport with culture, politics and human rights.
Venue: James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre
Address: The University of Queensland Building 11, University Dr, St Lucia QLD 4072
Date: 24 November 2018 "“ 9 February 2019
Time: 10.00 - 16.00
Ticket: FREE
Play On: The art of sport presents a selection of key works from 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize, a biennial exhibition of commissioned artworks that reflect upon 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 the personal and collective significance of sport from some of Australia's most accomplished artists.

The exhibition encompasses painting, sculpture, video, drawing and mixed media installation by artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. A range of sporting activities are portrayed in the exhibition, including gymnastics, surfing, athletics, swimming, boxing, diving, cricket, AFL, soccer, netball, tennis, the Olympic Games and backgammon.

In Play On: The art of sport, sport is used as a lens through which to contemplate a number of society's most cogent issues, from mechanisms of cultural belonging and marginalisation, gender and race relations, to technology's impact on our physical limits.

Curated by Jacqueline Doughty, Samantha Comte and Alyce Neal

A NETS Victoria and Ian Potter Museum of Art touring exhibition

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