7 May, 2024, 19:00

Join Art/Work Association’s next session on Tuesday 7th May at 7pm for ‘Beautiful Game: The Football Community Beyond the Pitch’

In this event, Romance FC founder Trisha Lewis and A/WA member Katherine Sung will discuss how visual practices are interwoven into their love and experience of football. Drawing on their experiences as researchers, practitioners, football players and football fans, they will explore how the individual becomes a co-creator in the changing landscape of football and how corporate organisations can utilise the visual arts to implement a valuable dialogue of care that reaches beyond the pitch.

This event has been organised by A/WA member Katherine Sung. The session is free to attend and will be held on Zoom. Please register by emailing info(at)artworkassociation.org.⁠

Recently honoured with the ‘Community & Grassroots’ award at the 2022 Football Black List alongside the 2023 Dazed100 ‘Ones to Watch’,  Romance FC’s founding manager Trisha Lewis is dedicated to building a relaxed and social environment where common interests and different perspectives can help transform the world around women’s grassroots sports.

Romance FC is a creative football collective, building community and forging opportunities for women and non-binary people both on and off the pitch. Founded in East London in 2012, the team has grown in size, heart and mindset whilst continuing to encourage and inspire all generations through a clearer reflection of a more equal, accessible game that represents today’s society.

The team is made up of the likes of musicians, filmmakers, designers and more. With their inclusive approach to football, Romance FC hopes to inspire beyond sports – so that more people can experience the power of community, connection and collective skill building.

Katherine is a final year undergraduate student of a dual degree programme between Sciences Po Paris and UCL. Her final year research has been an anthropological study of the eight new artworks around the Emirates Stadium asking what role public art can play in creating a sense of community within football, and what partnership/relationship fans can have with the club in a hyper-commercialised environment. During her research this year she has been particularly interested in exploring methods of auto-ethnography and examining how the processes of co-creation between fan and club manifest and how we can encourage them in the future.