Footy is more than just a game for these artists

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Jaimi Dawson

Aussie Rules football has made its mark on Australian culture, capturing the imagination of artists for generations.

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Tony Albert, Once upon a time, 2014, mixed media. © Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.

The siren sounds, the crowd roars, the adrenaline pumps, the ball bounces. A game of Australian Rules is uniting and evokes passion among the masses. Given all these human emotions, it's perfect fodder for the canvas.

About the author

Jaimi Dawson is a Melbourne-based writer and artist. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Journalism at Monash University.