Event Details

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UQ Location:
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Deborah Noon
0418 887 708
Org. Unit:
Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Event Description

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Whether you play it, watch it or try to avoid it, sport is a defining aspect of Australian national identity and cultural life. Sport is interlinked with our social, cultural, physical, and economic lives and wellbeing; media makes money from it, schools teach it, doctors recommend it, athletes represent their country doing it, and politicians use it to position themselves as ordinary and relatable. But what does that look like from our fields?

As part of the UQ Art Museum exhibition Play On: The Art of Sport, 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize, the Centre for Sport and Society is hosting a panel of academics, athletes, and sport professionals, to discuss key issues and cultures of sport and physical recreation in Australia today. With 10 years of prize-winning works on show, Play On: The Art of Sport illustrates the changing landscape of Australian sport, and how it speaks about who we are as participants, athletes, coaches, fans, teachers, writers and more. This panel will offer panellists time to reflect on how existing cultures of sport impact who can play, as well as how who can play shapes the cultures of the sports themselves.

Panellists include Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner (Cultural Studies), Olympian and swimming advocate Shane Gould, Australian menís cricket coach John Buchanan, and former Queensland Reds and international Rugby Union fly-half Shane Drahm.

This panel also celebrates the recent renewal of the Centre for Sport and Society, and our commitment to publicly engaged research. This is a free public event with afternoon tea provided.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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