An unique new art exhibition opens this July at the Urbis Building: ‘Playing for a Draw’ showcases football illustrations, comics, caricatures, and other memorabilia. The show includes artwork from the 19th century, through to classics such as ‘Roy of the Rovers’, and on to the modern day artists. Internationally, there is artwork from Europe, the USA, and Japan. The exhibition is curated by Manchester-born Steve McGarry, the most syndicated cartoonist in the UK. He is the president of the National Cartoonist Society and even works drawing storyboards for Hollywood films. Over a four-decade career, his work has graced the pages of The Sun, Match of the Day Magazine, and Shoot! The exhibition includes exclusive new pieces from McGarry, including giant illustrations of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, and superstar of women’s soccer Lieke Martens, of Barcelona and Holland. The exhibition runs until the start of September.
Thu 5 Jul – Sun 2 Sep, National Football Museum, Urbis Building Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street, Manchester, M4 3BG. Tel: 0161 605 8200, 10am – 5pm, FREE, www.nationalfootballmuseum.com
Published on: Thu 14 Jun 2018