More Olympic action in Melbourne

August 10, 2012

Culture & Events, Melbourne, Sport

The National Sports Museum, Melbourne

Don’t want the London 2012 Olympics to end? Like us, have you spent the past two weeks glued to your TV enjoying the triumphs, the glory, the medals – and of course a few tears? Never one to shy away from stunning sporting events, Melbourne has something more in store for those that just can’t get enough of the Olympics… 

The National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is hosting an exclusive exhibition of Olympic posters. A Call to the Games: Olympic Posters – is currently open and will be available for all to see until 16th September 2012.

The exhibit features rare and beautiful posters across more than a century of Olympic Games

So what’s it all about? The rare and beautiful posters – which are drawn mainly from the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London –  are a fascinating snapshot across more than a century of Olympic Games. There are over 100 posters on display, from 1851 before the modern Olympic Games were founded, to campaign posters for London’s Olympic bid and some Aussie favourites from Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000. The posters feature work by artists such as David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj, Andy Warhol and Victor Vasarely.

This is definitely one not to miss. Have you been to check it out? Let us know what you think…

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