Media Release – 17 February 2012

The International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral is currently hosting the third annual Cricket Art Prize, now in its final weeks.

The exhibition features stunning works by 25 finalists including this year’s winner, ‘Cricket at Kandahar’ by Joseph Rolella. Rolella’s painting depicts cricket being played in a contemporary war environment, yet again showing the innate ability cricket has in bringing people together during times of crisis and despair.

“This year, the museum is excited about the international flavour which flows through the exhibition, with many finalists originating from a number of Test playing nations,” said Rina Hore, Bradman Foundation Executive Director.

“Having already been exhibited at the SCG and MCG, the International Cricket Hall of Fame is the final stop for the Cricket Art Prize before the exhibition pulls up stumps for another year.

“The exhibition is in its final weeks finishing up on 6 March so it’s a great chance to see the works and cast your vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ award which will be announced on the 24 Feb,” Ms Hore continued.

The United Kingdom’s David Charlesworth’s ‘The Maiden, Kolkata (Calcutta)’ is a popular favourite and features a casual game of cricket played in front of a majestic colonial building. Other international works originate from New Zealand, South Africa and India.

“We’re proud to host these innovative works as we endeavour to provide the public with an understanding of cricket from all around the world. We guarantee you won’t want to miss visiting to see the Cricket Art Prize,” Ms Hore concluded.

Set adjacent to the historic Bradman Oval, the very same cricket ground where the late Sir Donald Bradman honed the skills that made him the greatest cricketer in the history of the noble game, The International Cricket Hall of Fame offers a cricket experience unlike any other in the world.

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