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Gabrielle de Vietri, 'Three teams' (still) 2013-14 , dual-channel HD video, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound, 30:07 minutes. Camera and sound: Kiarash Zangeneh, Lydia Springhall, James Phillips and Filip Milovac. Video editor: Lydia Springhall. Project assistant: Renae Fomiatti. This work was made with the assistance of the Taylors Lake Football Club, the Noradjuha-Quantong Football Club, the Horsham RSL Diggers Football Club and the Wimmera Umpires Association. Courtesy of the artist

Play On: The art of sport presents a selection of key works from 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize, a biannual exhibition of new commissions that reflect on 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: The art of sport includes painting, sculpture, video, drawing and mixed-media installation by prominent Australia artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Individual works in the exhibition engage with gymnastics, running, community sport, ground-keeping, AFL, race relations and the representation of women in sport amongst other ideas. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to bring art and sport lovers together, engage with new audiences and present additional public programs with local sports clubs, personalities, athletes and fans.

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

This exhibition is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians.

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