This September marks 30 years since Gavin Wanganeen became the first Aboriginal player to win the AFL’s highest honour, the Brownlow Medal.

Shooting Star features projections of Gavin’s visual art and a film about Gavin’s connection to his great grandfather Dick Davey and the way he has inspired Gavin’s success as a footballer and visual artist.



Commissioned by MOD.
Special thanks to
Kristin Alford, Director of MOD.
South Australian Museum

Special thanks to the Lutheran Archives
Bethany Pietsch, Reference Archivist, Lutheran Archives

Jared Thomas – Director, Producer, Writer
Max Mackinnon – Cinematographer, Editor
with Gavin Wanganeen

Music by Max Mackinnon

Special thanks to staff of the South Australian Museum
Francesca Zilio, Manager, Archives, Library and Australian Polar
Ali Abdullah-Highfold, Family and Community History Consultant
Lea Gardam, Archives Collection Manager
Mairead Hooper, Archives Access Officer