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Louise Hearman, Untitled (detail) 2012, oil on composition board, 8 paintings, installation (variable): 200 x 300 cm. © Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy
Pat Macan, Diagram for a left-handed batsman 201, oil stick on paper, acrylic, plywood, 171 x 131.5 x 4.5 cm. © Courtesy the artist and Yuill/Crowley, Sydney
Take part in a conversation between senior curator Bala Starr and finalists in the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2012.
The finalists respond to their works and their experience of the prize. Gain insights into the artists’ processes: who and what inspires them and how do their works relate to the theme of sport? Ask your own questions too.
The art of Louise Hearman is characterised by a deep visceral quality that connects with universal themes underpinned by intuition and instinct. In the works created for this exhibition she transports the viewer into the world of Australian rules football, a sport she contends is the best football game ever invented.
In making the ongoing project titled The life and death and life of Ewen Chatfield, Pat Macan was inspired by the moment at a 1975 cricket test match when New Zealand batsman Ewen Chatfield was struck in the temple by a cricket ball and made unconscious before being resuscitated.
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Saturday 20 January 1 to 2pm
Panel: Reimagining the classics. A look at the past through a contemporary lens with artists Angela Brennan, Michael Graf and Director of Geelong Gallery Jason Smith. Moderated by Potter Director Kelly Gellatly.
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