The beautiful game is the subject of a new art show that has opened in Norwich. Patterns of Play, a celebration of football art, design and culture is the latest exhibition at Moosey Art Gallery in Bridewell Alley. As fans of football artwork in our quarterly magazine, we felt we owed it to you to bring it your attention.


An array of football artwork – including images inspired by Norwich City FC and smaller local amateur clubs – is on show alongside vintage football shirts and real stadium seating.

The exhibition has been curated by Frazer Bailey, from Moosey Art, and Norwich-based graphic designer Matt Whitehead.

Patterns of Play is aimed at creating a platform for artists and designers to showcase, promote and sell their football-based artwork and designs. The exhibition features limited edition prints, original artwork, vintage football memorabilia and a homage to local amateur football teams.


There is a wide selection of visual styles in the show, from graphic design to illustration to photography. One of the biggest features in the show is a homage to local amateur football, with a wall of prints dedicated to a cross section of local teams including Wroxham FC, Cromer Town FC, Mulbarton Belles and King’s Community Church FC.

The exhibition is also raising funds for It’s On The Ball, a Norwich-based testicular cancer support group and registered charity.

Patterns of Play is at Moosey Art Gallery, in Bridewell Alley, until Saturday September 12th. Entry is free.


Featuring the artwork of Chris Moran / Dan Leydon / Dave Merrell / Dave Flanagan / Dean Khalil / Folk + Form / General Observatory / Henry Boon / John Scarrat / Jordan Blyth / Karl Newson / Liam Bailey / Mister Mass / Richard Wilkes / Ryan Mason / Scott McRoy / Simon McWhinnie / Stoo Elvin / Zoran Lucic

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