Artist Talk: Jacqui McAssey on Girlfans

16 Mar 2017

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10:00 – 17:00

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Open Eye Gallery

Liverpool, United Kingdom


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  • The nearest bus station is at Liverpool ONE, but some buses drop off at the Pier Head, right next door to the gallery. Merseytravel has details of local bus services.
  • By train We are 20 minutes walk from Lime Street station ' Liverpool's mainline railway station. James Street station, served by Wirral Line trains, is a two minute walk. Moorfields station, served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is a five minute w
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Founded by Jacqui McAssey, Girlfans is an ongoing photographic project and publication that aims to visually celebrate female supporters by documenting who they are and how they express their fandom through fashion and clothing. Jacqui McAssey will be joining us to discuss her fantastic project.


Thursday 16 March / 6pm-7.30pm / Free / Booking Required

Between 2013 and 2015 Jacqui, along with Photographer Alex Hurst took 150 photographs of women and girls at Anfield, Goodison and Wembley, a selection of which have been published and presented in a traditional printed football fanzine. Jacqui is photographing supporters of Manchester City FC at the Etihad Stadium until the end of the 2016/17 season.

Jacqui McAssey is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Communication at Liverpool John Moores University and specialises in Fashion Styling and Promotion. She has recently become a member of The Football Collective. Alex Hurst is a photographer and also lectures at UCLan.

Girlfans Issue 1: LFC & Issue 2: EFC are both available for £5 each from our independent gallery shop. Follow the project on Instagramand Facebook @Girlfanszine.

This event is free, however booking is required. Reserve your place at Open Eye Gallery; call +44 (0)151 236 6768 or email

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