Neville Gabie

Pass, Shoot, Goal

Pass, Shoot, Goal – Touchstones Gallery Rochdale May/June 2022 

A collaboration by artists Alan Ward and Neville Gabie the immersive installation is a response the one of footballs first ever songs recorded by Gracie Fields in 1932. Born in Rochdale, Gracie was a passionate football fan. The concept of this installation was to have the words of the song reinterpreted into numerous languages and performed on the terraces at Rochdale FC. We worked with the Nigerian Community Choir, The Rochdale Dialect Choir, The Retired Choir, The Ukrainian Choir and with a Hindi Singer and Sitar player. Whilst the installation is now over, we are currently making a single screen version of the filmed work.

The project included the production of a limited edition publication