Big League Balls

Big League Balls is a new body of work by Papua New Guinea- and Brisbane-based artist Eric Bridgeman. Featuring a dazzling array of new performance, installation, video and painting works, Big League Balls playfully and provocatively undresses Australian Rugby League sporting culture.

Art Exhibition previously on at 2010 Next Wave Festival in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 20 May 2010 to Saturday 05 June 2010
Launch Thursday 20 May 2010, 6:00PM

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Published by 2010 Next Wave Festival on Tuesday 20 April 2010.
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At once grotesque and humorous, Bridgeman re-imagines the game and its accoutrements, to probe some of the social and ideological underpinnings of this popular and controversial sporting code.

Sacred cows of this dominant male pastime are questioned and undermined, grabbing the bulls by their balls to offer over-dramatised performances and fictional scenarios that attempt to sexually liberate the equally homo-erotic and homophobic constructs of the sport.

Supported by Blindside Gallery.

Exhibition Times
Thursday May 20—Saturday June 5 from 12:00PM
at Blindside, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholson Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne
Duration: 12 to 6pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Price: Free

Opening Night with Performance
Thursday May 20 from 6:00PM
at Blindside, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholson Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne
Price: Free

Extra Performance
Thursday May 27 from 6:00PM
at Blindside, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholson Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne
Price: Free