Leather Poisoning: Football Possessions

Leather Poisoning: Football Possessions


Another bloody footy exhibition? Yes… er, no. Well, sort of.

Leather Poisoning: Football Possessions features works by gallery namesake Noel Counihan and a group of artists who offer critical and comic insights into ‘football culture’ or muse on the football stadium as a site of ritual, spectacle, group dynamics and politics. From historical contestation over the game’s origin and evolution to community passion versus corporate interest, Leather Poisoning also considers the light and dark sides of fandom, celebrity and media that saturate us annually. An exhibition for fan and critic alike.

To mark Women’s History Month and the launch of the national women’s football league, a series of special public programs, talks and events will also be presented at the gallery.

Cover artist of The Doggies Almanac, Jim Pavlidis, will also be involved in this special series.


Noel Counihan | Tony Albert | Bernadette Atkinson
Rupert Betheras | Kate Daw & Stewart Russell
Gabrielle De Vietri | Rennie Ellis | Marlene Gilson | Paula Hunt
Michael Leunig | Anne McMaster | Jim Pavlidis

Curated by
Victor Griss

11 March – 9 April 2017


Event detail

Saturday 11 March 2017 to Sunday 09 April 2017

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11 am – 5 pm Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

233 Sydney Road (inside Brunswick Town Hall), Brunswick

Entry is free

Public transport:

Sydney Road tram, route 19, stop number 21 at Dawson Streetand Sydney Road intersection.

Jewell and Brunswick train stations on Upfield line are 10 minutes walk.

Bus routes 504, 506, 508 and 509 have stops on nearby streets off Sydney Road.

Upfield bike path is five minutes ride, exit at Dawson Street.


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