Sports Club 2

The Arena

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Sports Club 2: The Arena takes place at Australia’s spiritual home of sport – the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Luring audiences into the underbelly of the MCG, the participating artists explore the monumental physical and cultural environments that fuel and produce elite sports and their champion athletes. As gladiatorial sports battles are played out against a chanting and adoring mass of fans, including trophy-wives, loyal families, old Melbourne establishment and die-hard sports nuts, what is happening in the out-of-sight spaces? Sports Club 2 invites audiences beneath the arena, to experience a series of altered images, faux coaching sessions, video replays and sonic interventions. When the crowd dissipates, what goes on behind the scenes, in the change-rooms, board rooms and the stadium itself? What kind of investment does it take to be the best – from the personal commitment, internal conflicts and superhuman efforts of the athletes themselves, to the contributions and influence of the industry?

Read more about The Sports Club Project HERE.

Also, find out about Sports Club 1: Commitment and Sweat = My Personal Best.

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


Curators: Thea Baumann, Ulanda Blair, Jeff Khan, Kyle Kremerskothen, Joseph O’Farrell

Corey Castle Coda, Bindi Cole, Atlanta Eke, Luke Hand & Sasha Margolis, Martin Hansen, Madeline Kidd, Keith Lim, The List Operators, Kasia Lynch, Jordana Maisie, Rennie McDougall, Michael Ozone, Carl Scrase, Brooke Amity Stamp, and Julie Traitsis.

· Dates & Times ·

Event · Saturday May 29 from 1:00PM

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Gate 1, Ponsford Stand, Yarra Park, Jolimont

Access to Gate 1 is via the Rod Laver Arena footbridge or ramp on the corner of Jolimont Street and Jolimont Terrace.

Duration: 7 hours

Price: Free