NBA to launch “NBA Gallery” pop-up exhibition in Sydney

SYDNEY – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced “NBA Gallery,” an immersive pop-up exhibition that will take place from Thursday, Aug. 18 to Thursday, Sept. 1 in Sydney, Australia.  The free exhibition, which will showcase the convergence of the NBA and popular culture as well as Australia’s many connections to the NBA, will take place at EDDY at Central Station.

NBA Gallery will pay tribute to the iconic players and moments that have shaped the growth of basketball and the NBA in Australia.  The gallery will escort visitors through a cultural journey showcasing the impact that NBA teams and players have had on Australian culture, and the Australian players who have made an impact in the NBA.

As part of NBA Gallery, nine Australian and First Nation artists have been commissioned to create original artwork that will celebrate the league, its history and players by incorporating NBA iconography into basketball-themed installations.

The gallery will also include a dedicated content room where episodes of the league’s new video series “Ingrained” will air.  The web series will highlight a range of local personalities and their contributions to NBA and Australian culture, and will also be available to watch on the NBA Australia Facebook and Twitter channels.

Exhibiting artists at NBA Gallery include:

  • Dennis Golding – Mixed Media Artist
  • Kris Andrew Small – Print and Graphic Artist
  • Mini Swoosh – Product and Clothing Designer
  • Nike Savvas – Installation Artist
  • Noah Johnson – Textile Artist
  • Roman Jody – Textile, Objects and Graffiti Artist
  • Scott Marsh – Graffiti Artist
  • Serwah Attafuah – Digital Artist
  • Sonny Day – Painter and Installation Artist

Seven Australian players were among the record 121 international players on opening-night rosters for the 2021-22 NBA season.  NBA games and programming reach fans in Australia on ESPN and NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service.  Basketball Without Borders (BWB), the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, has been held in Australia two times, most recently from Aug. 7–10 at NBA Global Academy in Canberra, which serves as the NBA Academy program’s hub for top athletes from outside the U.S.  Two NBA Global Academy graduates have been drafted into the NBA since the academy opened in 2018: 2021-22 Kia NBA All-Rookie Second Team member Josh Giddey (Australia; Oklahoma City Thunder; BWB Asia 2018 and BWB Global 2020) and 2022 No. 8 overall pick Dyson Daniels (Australia; New Orleans Pelicans).  The NBA and Fanatics also recently announced an expanded multiyear collaboration and opened the league’s first brick-and-mortar NBA Store in Australia in Melbourne, with a second store in Sydney scheduled to open in the near future.

Fans in Australia can shop for NBA merchandise online at, the official online NBA Store in Australia.  For more information about the NBA, fans in Australia can visit The Sporting News Australia and follow the NBA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organisation with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organisations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.