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Calling all visual artists! How you could play a key role in new Lily Parr exhibition at the National Football Museum

31 July 2020

Calling all visual artists! How you could play a key role in new Lily Parr exhibition at the National Football Museum

The centre piece of the new gallery will be a life-size bronze statue of Lily Parr

The National Football Museum is looking for an artist (or artists) to play a key role in a new exhibition about footballer Lily Parr. 

Football’s first female football superstar will get a new permanent gallery dedicated to her life and legacy and is set to open in spring 2021. 

Are you an artist that could help the Museum bring her story to life? If so, they would like to hear from you!

The Museum has made a commitment to increase its representation of women in football to 50% across its collections and exhibitions and this project will significant part of that.

The centre piece of the new gallery will be a life-size bronze statue of Lily, sculpted by Hannah Stewart and installed at the National Football Museum last year.

In case you do not know about Lily, she was born in St Helens in 1905 and was one of most astonishing and important figures in English football. Starting her career at hometown team St Helens Ladies, she moved on to Dick, Kerr Ladies FC and later Preston Ladies. Operating as an outside left winger, it’s believed Lily scored more than 980 goals in a 32-year career.

The gallery will also feature a new audio-visual presentation of Lily’s story and a selection of objects from the Museum’s women’s football collection that have not been previously displayed.

How can interested artists get in touch?

There is a downloadable artist brief avilable by clicking here.

Further details email: Belinda.scarlett@nationalfootballmuseum.com. Closing date is Friday 14 August.

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