Tŷ Pawb are hoping to score a winner with their next exhibition, bringing Wrexham’s significant footballing heritage to the fore.

Using historical artefacts and contemporary artworks relating to football, Futbolka will provoke responses to topics relating to access, equality and inclusion.

The title of the exhibition makes reference to the black and white striped uniform of the same name, which became the embodiment of post-revolutionary, soviet unisex clothing.

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A treasure trove of football artefacts

Futbolka will feature football shirts, scarves and other items taken from the Wrexham Museum archives and other private collections. These will be displayed alongside paintings, clothing, films and other artworks.

The wider programme relating to Futbolka will include tournaments, film screenings and a conference with speakers and panels discussing the topics of the exhibition.

“Something for all ages to enjoy”

Jo Marsh, Arts Lead for Wrexham County Borough Council and Tŷ Pawb’s Creative Director, says, “Futbolka will bring many aspects of Tŷ Pawb’s mission together as one cohesive whole. Its part of the ‘Make/Play’ season we are running in 2019/20.

“Futbolka will also represent many of our aims in relation to health and wellbeing in our
county. Combining locally important artefacts and artworks with those of international significance will make for a delightful exhibition for all members of the community to visit.”

Lead Member for People – Communities, Partnerships Public Protection and Community Safety, Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “It is very fitting that Tŷ Pawb’s latest exhibition celebrates football, a sport which is such a huge part of Wrexham’s heritage.

“There will be something here for all ages to enjoy and I’m sure the accompanying programme of activities, discussions and film showings will draw a lot of local interest.

“It’s a continuation of a wonderfully varied and colourful programme of exhibitions Tŷ Pawb is delivering in 2019.”

Are you game?

  • Futbolka will be on show at Tŷ Pawb  from May 4 – July 27
  • There will be a free public opening event on Friday May 3 at 6pm 
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