The Football Art Prize

London Group member Charlotte C Mortensson’s photograph Shabba1980-2018 has been selected for The Football Art Prize

Exhibition Name : The Football Art Prize
Venue : Touchstones, Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1AG
12th March – 26 June.
Wed – Sat: 10.00 to 17.00.
Sunday: 10 am to 16.00.
Exhibition tours to Millenium Gallery Sheffield from July 2022, then to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens from November 2022

The judges, who included Mark Wallinger, Sacha Craddock and former England player David James, selected 69 works by 50 artists The exhibition runs parallel to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, celebrating one of the world’s most popular sports I’m delighted to have had 2 photographs selected for the show. They reflect the deep roots of football in everyday lives in Trench Town Jamaica. The sport is played and watched everywhere. Trench Town is home to two of Jamaica’s premier clubs – Arnett Gardens and Boys’ Town.


The photograph shows a mural inside a one-room house in Trench Town. It was painted by football fan and artist, Shabba, who organised football training and matches for local youngsters to keep them out of trouble. Shabba was shot in 2018 at the age of 38. The house, with its internal and external murals, has been kept unoccupied as a memorial to him.