“Ross understands the Australian psyche in a way that few of his contemporaries do.”
Comedian Tim Ross, the creator of the award-winning ABC series Streets Of Your Town, turns his gaze to the footy-loving suburbs of his youth in a talk exploring AFL, family and childhood.
Using personal anecdotes, archival images and footage from the ACMI collection, Tim will delve into our collective memories of guernseys, trading cards, suburban clashes, asphalt-grazed knees and more.
Joining him as a guest for this special live show is former Western Bulldogs legend Bob Murphy.
Tim 'Rosso' Ross
Tim Ross is a comedian, broadcaster, writer, documentary maker and self-declared design nerd.
His traveling comedy show, Man About the House, in which he performs in iconic architecturally-designed houses around the world, was awarded a National Trust Heritage Award. His acclaimed ABC documentary series, Streets Of Your Town, was the most watched arts program on TV in 2016.
In his time on radio, he had the rare distinction of hosting both a number one drive and a number one breakfast show.
Tim barracks for Geelong and goes under the Instagram profile of @modernister
Bob Murphy played for the Western Bulldogs for 17 years and was their captain from 2015 to 2017. In 2015, Murphy was named captain of the year at the AFL Players Association awards and was also captain of the All-Australian team. The following year, the Bulldogs won their first premiership in 62 years. Murphy has written regularly for The Age, as well as penning his first book Murphy’s Lore and his recently released memoirs Leather Soul.
Bob will be signing copies of Leather Soul after the talk.