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Art Works Celebrating Our 130 Year History To Be Created At Oakwell!

11 May 2017

New art works inspired by and exploring the living heritage of Barnsley FC are being created by artist, Ben Mosley at Oakwell this summer.

Reds supporter Ben Mosley is fast becoming a recognised international artist!

Commissioned by the biggest organisations within sport including Wembley Stadium, Manchester United, The London Olympics, and The Emirates and Creek Golf clubs in Dubai, Ben is now about to realise a lifelong ambition.

Ben’s work captures on canvas the many human emotions which play out in sporting events. His paintings have portrayed the victory of a winning goal, showed the camaraderie between father and son as they watch a game and encapsulated the electricity of a crowd making their way to the stadium. 

Ben has been a Barnsley FC supporter since 1987. He has strong family ties with Barnsley with his father and grandparents having been from the town. 

As he explained to us: "Barnsley FC has been central to my upbringing and has played a huge part in the bond I have with my father, and this bond has been the inspiration for my football inspired artwork.

"To be involved in this exciting project at Oakwell is something I'm truly proud of and I can't wait to get started!"  

Ben is obviously delighted to be creating work inspired by the living heritage of Barnsley FC here at Oakwell.

Through Reds in the Community’s latest project, ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Ben aims to create art work that celebrates the relationship between the people of Barnsley and the football club during the club’s 130th anniversary.

Ben will be painting LIVE at Oakwell from Tuesday 16th May until Monday 22nd May, and again from Wednesday 7th June until Thursday 15th June, and Reds in the Community and Barnsley FC will be capturing the creative process, through photography and video, to share with supporters.

For further information, please contact Sarah Hughes, Heritage Officer with Reds in the Community on 07392 960182 or via email at sarah.hughes@barnsleyfc.co.uk.

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