• Lyndal Irons, Physie series 1, photograph





Friday, 9 December 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, 26 February 2023 - 5:00pm

An exhibition of artists working in multi-disciplinary and experimental art practices who use sport as motifs and metaphor to inspire the viewer to reflect on the broader social issues that confront contemporary society such as post-colonialism, environmentalism, belonging, masculinity and mental health.

There is a myth that sport and art are natural enemies, as exemplified by the ongoing debate about the allocation of public funding by governments at all levels in Australia. Fair Play seeks to bridge the gap between these two forms of cultural production and to demonstrate that they both empower us to express ourselves physically, emotionally and intellectually, enabling us to connect and communicate with each other around the world — across borders, cultures, languages, and generations. The exhibition is accompanied by a scholarly publication create a deeper discourse on the role of sports and art.

Fair Play is curated by Ben Rak and includes artists working across painting, video, printmaking, ceramics, installation, and performance.

Exhibiting artists include: Billy Bain, Amber Boardman, Kellie O'Dempsey, Michael Garbutt, Rew Hanks, Lyndal irons, Ben Rak & Abdullah M.I Syed

Talks & Events

Exhibition Preview MAG&M Society & Volunteers: Fri 9 Dec, 10am - 11am. Free event. RSVP via MAG&M Society Eventbrite

Exhibition Opening: Fri 9 Dec, 6 - 8pm. Free event. RSVP via MAG&M Eventbrite

Artists in Conversation: Sat 10 Dec, 3 - 4pm. Free event. RSVP via MAG&M Eventbrite

One on One: Amber Boardman Sun 15 Jan, 2 - 4pm. Free event. Book via email

Clay Character: Billy Bain: Wed 18 Jan, 10am - 12pm. Book via MAG&M Eventbrite

The Playful Eye: Michael Garbutt Mon 6 Feb, 10am - 1pm. Free event, bookings required via MAG&M Eventbrite

Digital Drawing: Kellie O'Dempsey Thu 23 Feb, 6 - 9pm. Book via MAG&M Eventbrite

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