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Maddie Riewoldt's Vision presents The Art of Football (Zac Williams Football)

Maddie Riewoldt's Vision 'Art of Football'

This one-off hand painted football has been designed by Otis Carey and the Giant’s own Zachary Williams as part of Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision ‘Art of Football’ exhibition. Otis and Zac chose to dedicate the design of their ball to Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision, with strong Indigenous symbolism and tradition. To paraphrase Otis: the black lines represent traditional broken down forms from a symbol that represent the ocean, and the red lines represent a song about the ocean. The ocean holds many healing elements, honouring Maddie’s vision of healing and moving forward in health.

The Art of Football is a unique and inspirational exhibition featuring eleven high profile AFL players, each baring their souls and sharing their own personal “inspiration” and “ fight.” These personal expressions are artistically represented through the imagination, interpretation and discretion of eleven well-known, contemporary artists. This extraordinary exhibition is the brainchild of Xavier Davies, a well-known artist from Torquay in Victoria, who has been inspired by the brave battle of Maddie Riewoldt and her fight against Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome. Alongside good friend Nick Riewoldt, Xavier has created an unusual pairing of two distinct talents in support of something selfless and philanthropic. Together, Nick and Xavier have connected both artists and football players to bring us this emotional and human interest exhibition. The telling of individual stories through an artistic expression on hand painted footballs.

Displayed in the foyer of the NAB building in Docklands, Melbourne from Wednesday 28th June to Saturday 8th July, this very public exhibition honours the life of Maddie Riewoldt who showed us the true meaning of digging deep and fighting for what you care about.

Proceeds from the auction of Zac's football will go to Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision who, with continued community support since its launch in 2015 has raised over $1.6 million, with $1million already granted to vital medical research projects to find a cure for the Bone Marrow Failure syndromes (BMFS) that affect young Australians each year. Maddie fought her battle with inspiring determination and courage and was determined to make a difference. Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision is that difference. On behalf of Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision we invite you to join us in supporting this unique effort of Patrick Dangerfield and Wanderlust, the artists and players, and all those who stand with the Riewoldt family to honour Maddie’s memory and the memory of every child, adolescent and adult lost to BMFS. It’s now up to us to put our heads down and lift our hearts and #FightLikeMaddie to find a cure for BMFS.

  • Presented in a perspex box with signed flyer by player and artist
  • 100% of proceeds to be donated to Maddie Riewoldt's Vision
  • Football as seen in the Art of Football Exhibition
  • Designed by Zac Williams
  • The Auction winner will be contacted by the club with further information after processing

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