29 March 2010

Mhairi Sharp | Every Other Saturday


Along Govan Road, Glasgow
Find this on the Map!


Work reflecting the nostalgia and fashion of football casuals; the Govan area hosts both home and away fans in nearby Ibrox stadium.


series of large-scale prints, fly-posted directly onto wall surfaces along this stretch of road, each sharing the theme of the nostalgia and fashion associated with football and terrace culture, such as the ‘Casuals’. Situated near to the Rangers Football stadium– the work, in relation to the area, intends to provoke reflection and pay tribute to this sub-culture in a visual manner, that also engages with the language and the culture of its host community.

Artist Statement:

The nostalgia of the (eighties) football Casuals and the fashion of this sub-culture interests me greatly within my practice. Through my work, I strive to provoke reflection and pay tribute to this lesser known sub-culture to which football and fashion mattered more to than corporate hospitality and sanitized stadiums. Colour, culture, the visual and site specificity are all important aspects to me within my practice.

Artist Contact:

mhairisharp-at-hotmail.com [replace -at- with @]


Post a Comment