Martin Luther King Building: Art of Football: Terrace Tapestries

    Liverpool, England - Tuesday, May 1, 2007: Liverpool fans on the Spion Kop hold up a banner reading 'We're not English We Are Scouse' before the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by Andy Teebay/Propaganda)
    Location (with MAP): Martin Luther King Jr Building
    Date/Time: 15 June 2018. - 15 July 2018. All Day
    Event: Exhibition - Martin Luther King Building: Art of Football: Terrace Tapestries
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    Terrace Tapestries

    INTERNATIONAL BANNER PARADE AND COMMUNITY PRODUCTION PROJECT
    Lead Artist: Peter Carney
    Produced by Foto Octo
    Public realm parade / 14th June / Free
    Static exhibition / NML’s Martin Luther King Building / 15th June – 15th July / Free

    The terrace is football’s altar. A platform for creative expression and communal outpouring in song, a community bound by the love of a team. This project will draw on the longstanding, international tradition of banners at football matches as a vehicle for collective expression.

    Long established and revered Liverpool banner artist Peter Carney will lead this large-scale project, working with community organisations and schools across the city to design and produce a series of new banner artworks. Residents and community organisations native to each of the 32 participating World Cup nations drawn from across Liverpool, will be invited to a series of workshops to produce the banner artworks, showcasing the world in one city.

    Working with a team of illustrators and designers, the artworks will be presented as part of a large parade through the city, to mark the start of the Art Of Football project and the 2018 World Cup. The banners will then go on display at National Museum Liverpool’s Martin Luther King building in Liverpool’s Albert Dock for the duration of the World Cup.