Date published: 14 February 2022
Photo: Derek Taylor
Derek Taylor’s Rainy Night in Rochdale
Touchstones Rochdale will host The Football Art Prize exhibition, which has been launched to coincide with the 2022 FIFA World Cup to celebrate art and football, with generous support from Arts Council England.
UK and international artists were invited to submit their entries and have them reviewed by a prestigious selection panel of prominent faces from the world of both art and football.
Among the judges were former England player turned pundit, David James, art critic Sacha Craddock, Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger and curators Jo Cunningham, Kirstie Hamilton and Mark Doyle, and former chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association Gordon Taylor OBE.
The Football Art Prize intends to show how football can reflect the entirety of the human experience through art. Entries have included visual…