The boxing ring has long been a compelling site for artists
It has produced many books, songs, paintings and films.
What is it about the fight that speaks to artists through the ages and why do some contemporary artists respond so vividly to its grit, history and contest?
Shadow Boxer will highlight this cultural fascination and showcase the work of contemporary Australian artists who explore ideas of race, gender and class and the sheer physicality of Boxing in their work.
This exhibition was supported by The Dobell Exhibition Grant funded by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW
BIANCA ‘BAM BAM’ ELMIR
Explore the Les Darcy Collection and hear about his legacyLes Darcy +
Try Art Activities inspired by the exhibitionArt Trail + Shadow Puppet +
Listen to our artist-curated playlistSpotify +
Explore our IGTV and hear artist Abdul Abdullah in conversation with Bianca Elmir, Richard Lewer and Blak DouglasButton Text
Listen to Keri Glastonbury read her Shadow Boxer Sonnet I & Shadow Boxer Sonnet IIListen + Listen +