It’s a match – women’s soccer and art
In collaboration with Chelsea FC women footballers, the London artist Kelly Anna has created a special banner for the side’s Women’s Super League match on Sunday against Reading.
The banner, encapsulating “The Pride of London”, has been especially commissioned as part of the ‘Chelsea Creates’ project between Chelsea Football Club and COPA90, the international network of football connected creative artists, who have united to showcase the most exciting young creative talent in London across the worlds of music, art and design.
The special artwork will be on display at the Kingsmeadow Stadium as Chelsea F.C. Women face Reading F.C. Women on May 9th, supporting the team as they enter the final stages of an incredible season in which they have reached the UEFA Champions League Final, for which they face Barcelona on May 16, as well as being in the hunt for the Women's Super League title.
special ‘Creator Journey’ video has also been released on COPA90’s Instagram channel, providing behind-the-scenes access and insight into the collaboration. Previous collaborators in the series include spoken word artist and poet James Massiah, singer Sasha Keable and illustrator Alva Skog here.
“From the beginning this was a special project which really captured my imagination” said Kelly Anna. “I take huge inspiration from the amazing women at Chelsea F.C. Women and loved bringing together my vision of them as incredible warrior women on the pitch. I hope fans around the world will take inspiration from these incredible players who continue to blaze a trail for female empowerment.”
A special ‘Creator Journey’ video has also been released on COPA90’s Instagram channel, providing behind-the-scenes access and insight into the collaboration. Previous collaborators in the series include spoken word artist and poet James Massiah, singer Sasha Keable and illustrator Alva Skog.
Adam Field, head of global fan engagement at Chelsea, added: "’Chelsea Creates’ is our chance to celebrate the most exciting new creative talent in London, and this bespoke banner design by Kelly Anna champions our women's team and the strides the women's game has made in recent years. We are really excited to be showcasing amazing artists, designers and musicians, who represent some of the very best the city has to offer.”