Former Essendon and Port Adelaide champion Gavin Wanganeen may have hung up his boots, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still involved with the game he loves. For the second year running, he’s designed the ball for the Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round.
When Art and Footy meet ✨ On the left is my 1993 Brownlow Medal, and on the right, the @sherrinaus footy I designed for Sir Doug Nicholls round, which will be used at all the AFL games this week #reconciliationweek #sirdougnichollsround #artandfooty #sherrinaus #afl #contemporaryart #aboriginalart #brownlowmedal #gavinwanganeen #gavinwanganeenart
Wanganeen, a premiership player for both Essendon and Port and the 1993 Brownlow medallist, now works as an artist and has had his work exhibited across the country. The colourful and unique design that adorns the Sherrin this year represent the 18 different AFL teams, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players on their lists.
AFL legend Gavin Wanganeen has again turned his paintbrush to the ball for this weekend's Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round.Full details in story: http://ow.ly/MbsK30khy6G
Posted by Glam Adelaide on Thursday, 31 May 2018
Wanganeen (and his art) will be heading to his old home grounds of the MCG on Saturday for the showpiece of the round, the annual Dreamtime at the ‘G’ clash between the Tigers and the Dons. (Richmond and Essendon for those uninitiated)