Arts, Culture & Heritage

Penalty

Last Updated: September 27, 2023
Artist

Keith Calder

A Brief History

The sculpture was recognized by FIFA as an Official Licensed Product of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and as such is an important legacy to South Africa’s hosting of the tournament.
The City of Johannesburg was responsible for an exhibition entitled Artists of Africa that was hosted during the tournament. This Pan African exhibition was recognized as a City of Johannesburg Host City Event and funded by the National Lottery Fund, Telkom and The City of Johannesburg.
Artists from all over Africa were invited to create artworks for what became one of the most extensively marketed arts events hosted in South Africa during the tournament.
The City of Johannesburg was interested in acquiring the bronze as a permanent, very visible reminder of South Africa’s successful hosting of the tournament for permanent placement at the FNB Stadium.

Description

Bronze statue of a footballer.

Artwork Signage

The sculpture was recognized by FIFA as an Official Licensed Product of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and as such is an important legacy to South Africa’s hosting of the tournament.
The City of Johannesburg was responsible for an exhibition entitled Artists of Africa that was hosted during the tournament. This Pan African exhibition was recognized as a City of Johannesburg Host City Event and funded by the National Lottery Fund, Telkom and The City of Johannesburg.
Artists from all over Africa were invited to create artworks for what became one of the most extensively marketed arts events hosted in South Africa during the tournament.
The City of Johannesburg was interested in acquiring the bronze as a permanent, very visible reminder of South Africa’s successful hosting of the tournament for permanent placement at the FNB Stadium.

Location & Address

Soccer City Ave, Nasrec, Johannesburg South