In just his second solo exhibition, Samuel Leighton-Dore and aMBUSH Gallery present Crying In The Leagues Club, a thought-provoking collection of multidisciplinary works that aims to articulate the multi-dimensional and layered role the NRL plays in today’s society, with its unique blend of a traditional masculine power structure and emotional openness.

It’s a compelling artistic interrogation that questions why men within the world of professional sports are afforded freedom to cry, hug, take pride in each other’s achievements and express admiration for their physical prowess, when outside these arenas the same actions are looked upon as unusual, uncomfortable and unacceptable.

Ultimately positive in its considerations, Crying In The Leagues Club evokes a poignant sense of this colourful, fragile, complex world through over 30 diverse pieces of art, including acrylic paintings, ceramics, animation, sound design and LED neon, which are all for sale to the general public.

Opening night for Crying In The Leagues Club is Thursday, 3 October from 6-9pm, with drinks supplied by Capital Brewing and music by Captain Earwax.

On Friday, 4 October (from 1–2pm) Samuel will be in attendance at the Gallery for an Artist Talk, which is free of charge to the public.

Crying In The Leagues Club is curated and presented by aMBUSH Gallery, and will run daily until Sunday, 27 October, from 10am-6pm weekdays and 12pm-5pm on weekends. Admission is free.

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Samuel Leighton-Dore



153-21 aMBUSH Gallery
Cultural Centre 153
Tangney Road
Australian National University
Acton ACT 2601

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