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By Hudson Brown
December 06, 2018
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By Hudson Brown
December 06, 2018
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Sports are often spoken about as a type of art form, but the Basil Sellers Art Prize took this idea to new levels. Celebrating a decade of paintings, UQ Art Museum's latest exhibition Play On: The Art of Sport showcases the best artworks presented throughout the biennial prize's run. Awarded for the best depiction of sport or sporting culture, many of Australia's leading artists are represented, all offering up a different perspective on some of our favourite sporting pastimes.

Play On features Melbourne-based artist Jon Campbell — who took home the $100,000 award in 2012 — and his work Dream Team, a series of 22 paintings depicting nicknames of much-loved AFL players, while 2016 winner Richard Lewer's work Theatre of Dreams will also be on display. Other artists include: Shaun Gladwell, Daniel Crooks, Tony Albert, Fiona McMonagle, Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont, Lauren Brincat, Gabrielle de Vietri amongst others.

The exhibition displays at the St Lucia gallery until February 9, 2019.

Image: Kerrie Polliness. Marking the field (still). 2012. Single-channel SD video, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound. 20:00 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.

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