The Sixteenth Chapel

Although the doors to Gosport Gallery are closed, the virtual ones have opened with an interesting exhibition, possibly the first of its kind. With the help of the gallery, ex-footballer Peter Crouch has curated and opened the world’s first art exhibition dedicated entirely to a footballer posing for pictures with fans.

Designed for That Peter Crouch Podcast, The Sixteenth Chapel is a series of photographs sent in by listeners to the podcast of selfies with Roy Keane, a former player for Manchester United and the Republic of Ireland. He is well known for his dislike of being asked for selfies with fans, which leads to some amusing images being taken. The exhibition is entitled The Sixteenth Chapel after Keane's iconic Man Utd shirt number and the fact that there are 16 pictures.

A virtual tour of the exhibition has been broadcast through the podcast's social media platforms, receiving a positive reaction. A selection of images from the exhibition can be seen below.

A full version of the exhibition tour with commentary can be viewed here (please be warned it contains language that some may find offensive).

The Sixteenth Chapel exhibition will be open to the public for just two days on 10 and 11 July.

Timed admission tickets will be available from the Gosport Gallery website from Wednesday 1 July.

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Wendy Redman

Venue Manager Gosport Museum, Gallery and SEARCH and Learning Lead.
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