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Programme 2019

Jacqui McAssey – GIRLFANS

Dates: Friday 4th October – Sunday 3rd November

Opening times: Mon – Fri, 11am – 4pm, Sat, 11am – 2pm,

Venue: Burnley Mechanics

Entry: Free, no need to book

 

Jacqui McAssey is working at the forefront of a new wave of feminist publications and initiatives championing underrepresented female football fans, who now make up a quarter of all match going supporters in the English Premier League. Her photo-zine ‘GIRLFANS’ brings new perspectives to female fandom furthering gender equality and inclusivity in football culture.

Since 2013 she has documented the female fans of Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Celtic and her work has featured in The Guardian, i-D and GQ Style. For the British Textile Biennial Jacqui will be photographing the supporters of Burnley FC and Burnley FC Women, observing how they express their identity and affiliations through their clothing, which will culminate in an exhibition at Burnley Mechanics.

 

 

Jacqui McAssey’s ongoing work GIRLFANS gives female football supporters visibility and a sense of belonging in football culture using photography and the traditional football fanzine format.

Since 2013 she has documented the female fans of Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Celtic and her work has featured in The Guardian, i-D and GQ Style. For British Textile Biennial Jacqui will be photographing the supporters of Burnley FC observing how they express their identity and affiliations through their clothing which will culminate in an exhibition at Burnley Mechanics.