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Game On!: Sport and Contemporary Art

Game On!: Sport and Contemporary ArtIn Game On! Australian and international artists explore territory and allegiance, concepts essential to playing sport and supporting a team. In the context of the Commonwealth Games, these ideas expand to include nations, patriotism and international alliances.

Allegiance is expressed visually (team colours, banners, badges and logos), in words and voices (slogans, chants, anthems), and in behaviour (ceremonies, superstitions, training schedules).

Territory begins with the playing field itself, then extends to incorporate a stadium, a city, and eventually a nation. Territory is architectural, geographical and psychological. Artists explore playing fields, fan behaviour (good and bad), public and private games.

Artists include Roderick Buchanan (Scotland), Jon Campbell (Australian), Matthew Greentree (Australia) and Richard Lewer (New Zealand).

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Date: 28 January23 April
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm (Tuesday - Friday), 12:00pm – 5:00pm (Saturday - Sunday)
Location: Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Swanston Street, Carlton

Image: Mathew Greentree, Player 1, 2004, type C photograph, 59.4 x 84.1 cm. Courtesy the artist and Watson Place Gallery, Melbourne
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