Sporting Nation showcases photo art products from many of Australia's most popular past times from the 1960's - '90's.
Under the banners of Fabric of Football, Slow Cricket, Wooden Tennis and Best of the Rest, the products combine fine art and contemporary design aesthetics with Australian sporting heritage, celebrating specific aspects of each sport from this golden era.
The inanimate objects featured in the photographs are, (to the artist's mind at least), 'ornaments to their game'. Forever in the shade of the athletes who used them to great & not so great effect, these pieces of vintage sports equipment with their well-worn patinas suggesting countless hours of use, are finally getting their moment in the sun.
A combination of discards scavenged from op shops & treasures retained by their former masters, each piece is a fond reminder of the integral role sport played across Australia in the '60's - '90's & for many will evoke memories of the games, the experiences & the people they themselves encountered on the field of play.
Melbourne Victoria, Australia