How our FAW Trust Artist in Residence has fallen in love with football
12 January 2017

How our FAW Trust Artist in Residence has fallen in love with football

Her great work was featured on the BBC Wales Arts Review



FAW Trust Artist in Residence Faye Chamberlain has spent most of the last year getting excited about football.

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Since enjoying the euphoria of Euro 2016 among the Welsh fans, Faye has experienced the beautiful game at grassroots level up and down the country.

Her exciting project was featured on the BBC Wales Arts Review of 2016, where she told the story of how and why she was the perfect fit for the FAW Trust.

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She said: “One of my major projects was photographing people watching World Cup matches on TV, so I enjoy capturing the passion of football.

“I get people excited by asking them what's the best match they've ever seen or played in.

“They go through a higher remit of emotions from thrill to passion and even grief in some cases.

“People remember moments of matches.

"It's almost like it happened to them.

"It happened to 22 men on a pitch but it becomes so real for people watching as well.

“You're capturing joy and despair and everything in between.

"It's absolutely brilliant.”

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Faye has also been captivated by the community spirit that grassroots football creates in Wales.

Having travelled up and down the land to meet the people who make our game tick, the artist proudly admits football is a part of her life.

She said: “Whether you play it, watch it or just walk your dog around the edge of playing fields, football becomes part of your life.

“It gives someone with even the most limited of knowledge about it a gateway into conversation with pretty much anyone else.”

Click here to watch Faye on the BBC Wales 2016 Arts Review

FAW Trust Artist in Residence excited by how football has become part of her life
FAW Trust Artist in Residence excited by how football has become part of her life
How our FAW Trust Artist in Residence has fallen in love with football
How our FAW Trust Artist in Residence has fallen in love with football