Sports Club 1

Sports Club 1: Commitment and Sweat = My Personal Best celebrates, explores, and experiments with the spirit of the local sports carnival.

Art Exhibition previously on at 2010 Next Wave Festival in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 15 May 2010 to Saturday 15 May 2010
Launch Saturday 15 May 2010, From 1:00PM

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Published by 2010 Next Wave Festival on Tuesday 20 April 2010.
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Sports Club 1 invites audiences to the expansive track-and-field training ground of the George Knott Athletics Reserve, and its community of suburban sports heroes, semi-retired professional athletes, Olympians-in-training and junior athletics leagues. Through sonic sculpture, mass choreography, games with no rules, and some very odd-looking equipment, Sports Club 1 celebrates the unsung heroes and rarely examined rituals of community sports clubs: from the camaraderie, club-songs and cheers, to the homemade banners, specialist sports, tuckshop fare, and the place-holders’ ribbons and rewards. Exploring grassroots sports culture as a catalyst for the creation of different communities, disciplines, and idiosyncratic personal styles, Sports Club 1 is an anarchic and joyful event that questions our commonly-held notions of success and achievement.

Read more about The Sports Club Project HERE.

Also, check out our second Sports Club event: Sports Club 2: The Arena at the MCG, HERE.

Supporters: Australia Council for the Arts, Crumpler, Keir Foundation, City of Yarra, Collingwood Harriers

George Knott Athletics Reserve, Heidelberg Road, Clifton Hill
Duration: 7 hours
Price: Entry by gold coin donation