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Head High Tackle - the art of the footy card


Paul Harvey is Australia's Premier Sports Caricature Artist, and for the last six years has created caricatures for the Select AFL Footy Cards (his cards are the rare ‘Starburst caricature cards' in the Series.) This year's cards consist of 72 hand painted watercolours (4 per team) and were created with the intention of exhibiting his originals at the Australian Cartoon Museum.

The ACM is proud to showcase Paul's work, fittingly, as the AFL pre-season build ups up to the first game of the year. For connoisseurs of caricature, Harvey pushes the boundaries of his work further every year and the 2018 cards are no exception. All fans of caricature and football will experience, as I did, a greater depth of insight in these characterisations of the stars of the game and their individual styles.

There will be plenty of opportunities for ‘selfies' and provisions are being made for fans to be in their own footy card and we encourage you all to share your memories on social media. Postcards and ‘strictly' limited-edition prints will be on sale, and you will be able to purchase the Select footy cards at the museum.

Melbourne Who knows which AFL stars may turn up to see themselves immortalised?
Melbourne We hope to have players attending for signings and photo opportunities.
It is also a very rare opportunity for collectors, football fans or lovers of fine art to purchase a Harv original caricature for yourself.

The Exhibition will run till September 2018.

We are part of the Renew Australia scheme which is also opening approximately 14 shops there by turning District, Docklands (it's new name), Wharf Street into an Artists Collective Centre that hopefully will bring people into the area who have never ventured there.

Best times to visit between 10am â€' 4pm Wednesday â€' Sunday

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