Festival Program


The Rules

Sun 26 Aug, 11.30am
ACMI Studio 1

The sport in our blood helps guide us through the complexities of living. George Megalogenis, author of The Football Solution, Bob Murphy, former professional AFL player, and Angela Pippos, sports journalist and public speaker, talk frankly about footy. With Shelley Ware.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.


1 hour

Session code


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Australian Delighted



Session Artists

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for the ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. He is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade, Quarterly Essay 40: Trivial Pursuit – Leadership and the End of the Reform Era and Quarterly Essay 61: Balancing Act – Australia Between Recession and Renewal.

Bob Murphy played for the Western Bulldogs from 2000 to 2017 and was their captain from 2015 to 2017. In 2015, Murphy was named Captain of the Year at the AFLPA awards, and was also captain of the All-Australian team. In 2016, the Bulldogs won their first premiership in sixty-two years.

Angela Pippos is a journalist, television presenter, radio personality, author and MC based in Melbourne. She's best known for anchoring the sports segment on the ABC TV News for almost a decade and she is a regular contributor to 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Grandstand and 891 ABC Adelaide.

Shelley Ware is well known as part of the ground breaking NITV-SBS football program Marngrook. Shelley is also a well sort after Master of Ceremonies and a regular keynote presenter to corporations and events. Espousing her perspective on females in sport, Aboriginal issues, childhood education and her own journey.

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