About this artwork

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.

Malcolm Hill

Malcolm Hill