Free Public workshops
Vipoo will lead a series of drawing workshops at the National Sports Museum, inviting NSM visitors to participate. The workshop is free with NSM ticket entry.
Vipoo will guide you through a selection of vintage trophies collection, then help you imagine and draw a trophy that you would like to give to you favourite person or your hero.
A discussion about the trophy you designed, the story behind it and your love of sport will be further explored and captured on video. The stories and insights that emerge will inspire Vipoo to create a unique collection of new sculpture pieces.
** children need to be accompanied by an adult
** limited places available on the date
Estimate sessions time
Mon 9 April - 1.00 pm. and 2.30pm.
Tue 10 April - 1.00 pm. and 2.30pm.
Wed 11 April - 1.00 pm. and 2.30pm.
Thu 12 April - 1.00 pm. and 2.30pm.
Fri 13 April - 1.00 pm. and 2.30pm.
Vipoo would like to invite the online community to take part in the project by submitting their trophy design online.
Vipoo is looking for a trophy that
- Have a personal meaning to you
- Unusual looking and unusual award title
- Have variation in shape and the material used
- May have alternate functions
You can email photo of your trophy design to firstname.lastname@example.org during Mon 1 - Sun 22 April 2018
Getting to the National Sports Museum
The National Sports Museum is located inside Gate 3 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, on Brunton Avenue in Richmond, within the confines of Yarra Park.
There are a number of ways to get to the museum, including public transport, walking, cycling or by car.
Jolimont station is north of the stadium and offers a five-minute stroll direct through Yarra Park to Gate 3. From any railway station in the central business district, take the Hurstbridge or Epping lines.
Richmond station is on the south-eastern side of the MCG. It's a slightly longer walk but you can walk past Punt Road Oval, head north around Yarra Park to Gate 3.
To get to Richmond station from the city, take any train on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston or Sandringham lines.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for train timetables.
No. 75 (City-Vermont South) and No. 48 (City-North Balwyn) trams stop outside the MCG near Jolimont Station. Then it’s just a five-minute stroll through Yarra Park to Gate 3.
No. 70 (City-Wattle Park) detours from Flinders Street along Swan Street. From here, it's a short walk across the footbridge around to Gate 3.
Melbourne Bike Share
Cyclists can use the Melbourne Bike Share program and ride either to the bicycle stations at the corner of Jolimont Terrace and Wellington Parade South or near Richmond Station.
It is possible to ride from Federation Square to the MCG without riding on a road.
The William Barak Bridge in Birrarung Marr is the perfect safe journey. Bike share users can get a 20 per cent discount on entry if they show their Bike Share pass.
Dedicated vehicle parking is not currently available for National Sports Museum visitors.
However, parking is usually available at the MCG in Yarra Park on days when sporting events are being held at the stadium. Parking currently costs $10 per vehicle.
Limited parking may also be available in the Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct as well as near the MCG along Wellington Parade, Jolimont Street and Jolimont Terrace.
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle stops at the MCG. The complete trip takes approximately one-and-a-half hours and includes an informative, on-board commentary as you travel around Melbourne.
The museum is a short stroll from Federation Square over William Barak Bridge to the MCG.
Bus route 246 is a useful service for patrons from the northern and southern suburbs. It stops in Punt Road and is just a short stroll through Yarra Park to the MCG.