31 August – 17 September: Ainsley Walters – The Field: A portrait of the Brunswick St Oval

GALLERY 2:

The Field

Ainsley Walters‘ oil paintings are an homage to the nearby Brunswick Street Oval, and its place in the geography and cultural history of North Fitzroy. Abandoned arenas and remnants of sacred sporting sites have always appealed to photographers and painters, however Brunswick St Oval is triumphantly alive in Ainsley’s canvas and wood landscapes.

The Field documents with due reverence the place that sport has in the lives of local people. She captures the charm of an antiquated ground – envigorated by children’s footy games and training under lights – and the strong local community that surrounds the terraces of Fitzroy’s famous street