Melbourne Now runs from 22 Nov 2013 – 23 Mar 2014.
Trugo-GoGo is located at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road.
Kids & adults are welcome.
Entry is free.
PHOOEY Architects are proud contributors to Melbourne Now, the NGV’s current celebration of the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice & reflection of the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.
Especially for Melbourne Now, PHOOEY Architects and artist Tim Fleming (Flatland OK) have combined creative forces to install a new version of the game called Trugo-GoGo!
Besides AFL, Trugo is the other indigenous sport to Melbourne. It was invented by Newport Railway workers in the 1920’s. They used a sledgehammer to strike a rubber wheel between their legs down the centre of a red rattler train carriage. The game expanded into sixteen clubs around Victoria and is played on lawn greens. Today eight clubs remain.
For Melbourne Now, a bespoke indoor alley has been created to prepare the next generation of Trugo sports persons. Look out for two characters, Rowbin and Tobin who will teach you how to play. Get ready to swing your mallet!