18 Feb 2019 in News

#OneWorld #OneWorld

One World is a special art commission by Mark Wallinger which marks the centenary of the First World War through football. 

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, and inspired by the Christmas Truce matches that were played during the First World War, artist Mark Wallinger has created a One World football.

He has taken inspiration from Earthrise, the iconic photograph taken half a century ago on 24 December 1968 from Apollo 8 – an image of enduring beauty that depicts a peaceful planet floating in the vastness of space. 


'Time to stop fighting and start playing' 


One World is a celebration of how football brings people together. In partnership with organisations including the EFL Trust, Sport England, the Football Foundation, Sport Northern Ireland and sportscotland, a limited edition of the One World football will be given to community projects and extraordinary individuals across the UK, with the invitation to create and share their own videos in response to Wallinger’s call to action.


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