Media Release – 9 September 2011
The International Cricket Hall of Fame, located in the heart of Bowral, has just opened an exclusive exhibition of Cricket Caricatures by legendary Australian cartoonist, Tony Rafty, and it’s a must see on a spring visit to Bowral.
The Rafty Retrospective was recently launched as part of the events to celebrate what would have been Sir Donald Bradman’s 103rd birthday. 95 year old Rafty was on site to open the exhibition which displays his best drawings of well known cricketers.
“We’re delighted to have Tony Rafty’s best drawings on show here at The International Cricket Hall of Fame. Rafty spent over 60 years sketching his cricketing idols and we’re thrilled to be able to share these works with visitors to the Southern Highlands,” said Rina Hore, Bradman Foundation Executive Director.
“Visitors can see fun and often comedic portrayals of some of cricket’s greats such as Sir Donald Bradman, Richie Benaud, Mike Gatting and many others that truly show the personality of each of the players,” she continued.
The Rafty Retrospective exhibition coincides with Bowral’s famed spring festival, Tulip Time, which runs from 20 September until 3 October. As a special offer visitors to the International Cricket Hall of Fame during Tulip Time can buy one adult ticket and receive a second adult ticket at half price.
The Rafty Retrospective will be on show at the International Cricket Hall of Fame until January 2012.
For more information on the International Cricket Hall of Fame visit www.internationalcrickethall.com