Robert Ingpen's original design of an image of Australian runner, Shirley Strickland (1925-2004). The artist's original image number - 99 - and subject's name and country, are handwritten below the design, with the pencilled notation '80m Hurdles'. A sheet of tracing paper, with grid lines and references, folds over the artwork which is signed and dated by the artist. The image is included in a tapestry celebrating 150 years of performances and events on the MCG. In 1956, she won two gold medals - in the 80m Hurdles, and 4x100m Relay (with Betty Cuthbert, Norma Croker, & Fleur Mellor) - at the Melbourne Olympic Games at the MCG. She also won medals at Olympic Games in London (1948) and Helsinki (1952), and Empire/Commonwealth Games in Auckland (1950).
0 - Whole: H: 420 W: 297 D: 2mm (H: 16 9/16 W: 11 11/16 D: 1/16")
Shirley Strickland; 18 Jul 1925; 16 Feb 2004
Robert Ingpen; 13 Oct 1936
Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Melbourne Cricket Club; 1838
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen