Installation view of Diamond Stingily “In the middle but in the corner of 176th place" 2019, Proposed acquisition with funds donated by Neilson Foundation, 2020<br/>
© Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tom Ross


Diamond Stingily is an American artist, writer and poet. Her NGV Triennial work, In the middle but in the corner of 176th place, is an installation of more than seven hundred athletic trophies displayed on metal shelving. At first glance, the trophies look like those typically given to participants of conventional competitions at awards ceremonies. A closer look reveals that their plaques are replaced by short passages such as ‘I DID THE BEST I COULD WITH WHAT I HAD’ or ‘I DID IT FOR THE GLORY’.

Watch the video to find out more about the installation, hear from the artist about her ideas and inspiration, and follow a demonstration to create your own trophy celebrating an everyday victory.