More than just a sporting stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a Melbourne sporting institution.
The ‘G, as it is affectionately known to locals, was established in 1853, and is steeped in a rich sporting history. It has been the home of AFL football since 1859, was the birthplace of Test cricket in 1877, and was the main stadium for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.
Journalist Greg Baum described it as "a shrine, a citadel, a landmark. It is to this city what the Opera House is to Sydney... it symbolises Melbourne to the world". The iconic light towers represented in this sketch are now an instantly recognisable landmark of Melbourne.
The MCG is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and was included on the Australian National Heritage List in 2005.
Limited Edition Giclée Print
297 x 420mm
300gsm 100% Cotton Archival Paper
Individually hand signed and numbered by EJ Stevens
All prints are unframed. Free Domestic shipping - see Shipping details.
This print was professionally printed in Melbourne, Australia, on Moab Entrada Rag Natural 300gsm archival 100% cotton paper, using high quality Fine art Giclee reproduction technology. The original MCG sketch was hand drawn with pigment ink fineliners.
*In support of heritage conservation, 5% from every print sold will be donated to the National Trust.