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  • Malcolm Hill
Hampden Park Football Ground, Two Men Seated
© Isobel Hill

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Hampden Park Football Ground, Two Men Seated early 1970s
  • Scottish Art
The Scottish Arts Council commissioned Malcolm Hill to create a series of photographs on football some time in the late sixties or early seventies. What is curious about the images of Hampden Park, the world-class stadium in Glasgow, owned by Queens Park Football Club, is that none of them actually shows the game. All the references are to off-the-pitch scenarios: the crowd queuing for tickets, the barbed wire on the walls around the stadium, or, as here, two unidentified men sitting in the empty stand.

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Commission

When an individual or organisation employs an artist to execute a particular project, the process and the resulting work are termed a ‘commission’.

Scottish Arts Council

A public arts-funding organisation which is independent from, but accountable to, the Scottish Executive, providing support for all art forms.

Commission, Scottish Arts Council

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 213.33
  • Medium
  • Size 25.40 x 16.80 cm
  • Credit Presented by the Scottish Arts Council 1997