Exhibition Opening – Play On: the art of sport

Event Date: Fri 24 May

Event Time: 6 PM

Event Location: Riddoch Art Gallery

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Please join us at the Riddoch Art Gallery and Main Corner Complex for the opening of

celebrating 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize.

To be opened by Mardi Nowak, Director, National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria.

This exhibition features the winners and other key works from all five instalments of the Prize and brings together diverse explorations of the personal and collective significance of sport and sporting culture from some of Australia’s most accomplished artists including Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Daniel Crooks, Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont, Jon Campbell, Fiona McMonagle, Richard Lewer, and Gerry Wedd.

“Sport cuts across society like few pursuits. We expect the exhibition will really connect with regional audiences and give communities an opportunity to see some of Australia’s most exciting, leading and emerging Australian artists.” – NETS Victoria Director Mardi Nowak

Exhibition opening starts at 6pm, with wine supplied by our hospitality partner, Caroline Hills Winery.

A NETS Victoria and Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne touring exhibition.

Image: Richard Lewer, The Theatre of Sports, 2016, oil on canvas. Photography: Christian Capurro. Courtesy of the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide. Collection of Basil Sellers AM.


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