TransformARTive Sherrin Football Art Exhibition & Fundraiser
June 29, 2019 - July 26, 2019| Free
The Sherrin football has undergone a tranformARTive experience as established and emerging artists from the South East and South Australia have joined forces with footy legends and personalities to create an art exhibition with a difference.
Presented by not-for-profit Youth Opportunities in conjunction with the City of Mount Gambier, the TransformARTive exhibition will showcase the one of kind artworks in Main Corner Complex, and in a custom-built gallery inside a shipping container in the Cave Gardens.
The line-up for the exhibition reads much like a Hall of Fame list itself and includes past legends Malcolm Blight, Peter Carey, Mark Bickley, Nigel Smart, Warren Tredrea, Mark Ricciuto, Graham Cornes OAM, Chad Cornes to current players Hamish Hartlett, Paddy Ryder and Sam Powell-Pepper.
But it’s not just the footy legends getting to showcase their artistic flair, Premier Steven Marshall, tennis champions Lleyton Hewitt and Simona Halep, and Master Chef Judge Matt Preston are just some of the other prominent names using the football as their canvas.
The exhibition’s theme reflects the transformation young people undergo as part of the Youth Opportunities Personal Leadership Program. Empowering more than 820 young South Australians each year, Youth Opportunities provides young people with the skills and tools to overcome adversity and build resilience.
As a not for profit, Youth Opportunities relies on the community to fund the delivery of programs. All funds from the sale of the artworks via an online auction will support the work of Youth Opportunities.
This free exhibition is open to the public to attend daily from 7.30am – 6.30pm. Look out for the painted shipping container on 1 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier at the Cave Gardens. Some artworks will also be displayed inside the Main Corner Complex, 1 Bay Road and the public can view these during business hours.