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Sue Spaull, Hat Trick © the artist

Sue Spaull, Hat Trick © the artist

The Football Art Prize

Thu 21 July - Sun 30 October 2022

Millennium Gallery

The Football Art Prize celebrated what is arguably the world’s most popular sport.


Representing all aspects of the beautiful game, the Prize drew submissions from across the globe. The works by the 50 shortlisted artists spanned scenes of glory, defeat, loyalty and passion – from wintry night matches and foggy fields, to moving depictions of the personal connections we make with the pitch and those who play on it.

The exhibition brought together a wide range of painting, photography, film and collage. Whether they’re showing the muddy grit of grassroots clubs or the riches and hero worship of the sport at its height, the works on display demonstrated how football has come to reflect the entirety of the human experience.

The Football Art Prize coincided with the 2022 FIFA World Cup year and UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, played in Sheffield and across Britain this summer.

This touring exhibition launched at Touchstones Rochdale in partnership with Parker Harris and was created with generous support from Arts Council England.

The exhibition toured to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens in November 2022.

This exhibition has now closed

Millennium Gallery

Arundel Gate


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Johnny Green, When Saturday Comes, 2014

© the artist

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