Play On: The art of sport

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NETS + Ian Potter Museum of Art travelling exhibition

Play On: The art of sport is a selection of key works from the Basil Sellers Art Prize, a biannual exhibition of new commissions 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 sport from a rollcall of Australia’s most accomplished artists. Play On distils the best of these works into an engaging touring exhibition that gives audiences throughout Australia the opportunity to view familiar sporting concepts through a sometimes surprising lens.

Featuring work by Jon Campbell, Richard Lewer, Shaun Gladwell, Daniel Crooks, Tony Albert, Vernon Ah Kee, Fiona McMonagle, Patrick Pound, Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont, Lauren Brincat, Gabrielle de Vietri amongst others.

Image: Richard Lewer, The Theatre of Sports 2016 (detail), oil on canvas, Courtesy of the artist, Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide. Photo credit: Andrew Curtis


National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. NETS Victoria also receives significant in-kind support from the National Gallery of Victoria.