This Fan Girl, the online media platform and community, was started in 2016 as a response to the way female fans of football were portrayed in the media.
Almost always represented through articles naming the ‘50 sexiest football fans’ or words to that effect – the new exhibition at the National Football Museum will celebrate just how far we’ve come from that one-sided representation.
Featuring work created by This Fan Girl, the exhibition will also host visuals from other women and non binary artists who have been integral in changing the narrative including Zem Clarke, Ruth Davies and Lucien Phoenix to name just a few.
Zemclarke is an aspiring, creative graphic designer and illustrator based in London. She has worked with various leading brands and has obtained worldwide recognition for her work, which draws a heavy influence from the world of sport.
Lucien Phoenix’s work explores humanity seeing faces and bodies as portals to empathy, family, lust, and the unknown. Themes include gender expression, intergenerational connection, and youth culture.
The launch night, taking place on July 5th, supported by size? and in collaboration with Manchester-based cultural studio, Thirty Pound Gentleman, will welcome guests to enjoy an evening of music from DJ’s Daisy Adams (BBC Introducing), and DJ Chaise and a chance to see the exhibition before it’s open to the public.
This Fan Girl will also deliver workshops and panel discussion experiences in partnership with size? at their Manchester Market Street store this July with more details to follow.
This Fan Girl presents The Pitch Gallery
Date: Tuesday 5th July
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Venue: National Football Musuem
The exhibition will then run from Wednesday 6th July until Autumn 2022, running daily from 10am – 5pm.