photos and stories from the Powerhouse Museum
In August 2011, Glynis (lead curator), Kathleen (audio visual producer), Sotha (photographer) and myself from the Faith, fashion, fusion exhibition team, headed out to Auburn to film and interview players from the Auburn Tigers women’s AFL team. It was a bitterly cold and windy day made thoroughly enjoyable by the gripping match the girls played against the Macquarie University Warriors. Having lost a string of earlier matches, it was exciting to see them come to victory in their last game of the season!
The Auburn Tigers women’s AFL team was established by Amna Karra-Hassan and Lael Kassem in 2011. Apart from being the first women’s AFL side in Western Sydney, they were also the first Australian AFL team to feature predominantly Muslim players. Aged in their late teens to early 20s, the women come from diverse cultural backgrounds, including Lebanese, Afghani, Fijian, Bosnian, Turkish and Anglo-Australian.
You can find out more about the Auburn Tigers team here.
Curatorial Design & Society
Photography by Sotha Bourn
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