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Greg Creek, 2nd opposition (Vladimir Putin and Ian Thorpe), 2012, mixed media on paper, cut paper, installation: 160 x 300 cm. © Courtesy the artist and Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy
Kerrie Poliness, Field drawing # 1 (installation view), 2008, bio-paint and sports field line marker, dimensions variable. © Courtesy the artist.
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.
Greg Creek engages with the subject of sport philosophically. He uses sport to highlight the fluidity of social structures and notions of leadership and ambition. In 2nd opposition (Vladimir Putin and Ian Thorpe) (2012), Creek depicts an imagined discussion between two unlikely interlocutors, the Russian president and the Australian champion swimmer, on the subject of loss.
In the art of Kerrie Poliness, drawing becomes the game of life and the artist the sportsperson. Art and life are intrinsically connected and the game is implicitly about nature. Poliness’s works for the exhibition comprise Marking the field (2012), the filmed documentation of the artist producing a ‘field drawing’, and Field drawing #1 (2008), the instruction book and sports field line-marking machine that were used to create the drawing in the film.
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