Australian Open Tennis Championships 2009
16.02.09 | by Sabine Haider - Director of Central Art - Aboriginal Art Store, photographs c. Marianna Massey
Marianna, our photographer goes on walkabout at the 2009 Australian Open Tennis Championships in Melbourne.
Central Art's very own photographer, Marianna, has been away covering the Australian Open Championships in Melbourne. The Central Art family, staff and artists alike were all extremely excited for her and of course to view the magical photographs on her return.
Sabine, Director of Central Art has been talking with the artists and their children about needing another Aboriginal tennis player. "We need another Evonne Goolagong Cawley", who was Australia's very first Aboriginal sports person to gain international acclaim.
On Marianna's return from Melbourne she produced some amazing photographs especially of the Nadal versus Federer game. We would like to thank Marianna for allowing us to display some of her favourite photographs. Central Art was especially thrilled that Nadal won. It is a real survival story which inspires all sports stars. When Nadal began his tennis career his family struggled to support him, now several years down the track and lots of hard work here he is winning the Australian Open and being placed number one in the world. The same journey can be taken in the art world and Central Art hopes that their artists too will continue to grow in recognition and success.
Very sadly we will be losing Marianna as she and her husband Tom will be leaving for London shortly to continue their travels. For those London Galleries - watch out here she comes. She's the best.