Big League Balls

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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. 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.

Supporters: Blindside Gallery, King and Wilson

Content warning: Adult themes.

Artist/s:

Eric Bridgeman

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· Dates & Times ·

Exhibition Times · Thursday May 20—Saturday June 5 from 12:00PM

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

Blindside, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholson Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne

Price: Free

Extra Performance · Thursday May 27 from 6:00PM

Blindside, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholson Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne

Price: Free



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