Elevated – Images from an Exhibition at the Robyn Bauer Gallery

The thing I love about rugby league (or any spectator sport for that matter) is that a different narrative unfolds each time you watch the game.

All you have to do is pick a side and the whole thing comes alive. Guys in white hats take on guys in black hats. Acts of great courage are undermined by moments of cheap villainy. There are a half-dozen subplots unfolding on the field at any given time.

Detail of Elevated

High drama. Broad comedy. A passion play.

Broncos Afternoon Football

Australia doesn’t have a great tradition of sporting art. Or if it does it’s not widely recognised or celebrated. Sidney Nolan and Russel Drysdale are exceptions who prove the rule. In any case it seems to me that the two worlds (the sporting world and the art world) shun one another when they have more in common than they’d like to admit.

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