Lily Parr: Pattern of Play

Exhibition and postcard illustrations

A series of illustrations that showcase the life Lily Parr. Commissioned by St Helens Libraries for Homotopia Fest 2020. Exhibiton at lilyparr.org

‘Born in 1905, Lily was a pioneering footballer from St Helens, known for her powerful kick and strong personality. She was open about being lesbian long before the UK’s decriminalisation of homosexuality and she carried on playing football despitre the FA’s 1921 ruling against playing on affiliated grounds in the UK.’