Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Andrew Voller (art)

A new venture for the Underground Theatre is a permanent art exhibition space, Art Under Ground, to be found enlivening the foyer. Previously selected artists have shown their work at the venue but only during the popular Saturday coffee mornings and for one morning each. Now exhibitions will run for at least a month per artist and the Underground has extended its opening times over two days in order to showcase the work.

The first artist to be promoted is Andrew Voller. Owner of the Levitate Gallery in the Labyrinth, Eastbourne, Andrew is a young professional artist and I think his distinctive style will make a strong statement in the Underground. He obtained a 1st Class Honours BA at the Hull School of Art in 1999 and has been awarded the George Shepherd Memorial Art Prize for outstanding achievement. His exhibition began on the 5th of May and is planned to continue until the end of August. The individual pieces on show will include sketches, themed paintings, portraits and abstracts and will be changed periodically to encourage return visitors.

Art Under Ground will be open from 10:00 to 16:00 on all Fridays and Saturdays and also throughout UGT performances.
The coffee bar will also be open.
Free admission.

1 comment:

  1. I finally got to the Art Under Ground exhibition today and they've certainly made use of all the available foyer space. There are three walls of quite closely spaced paintings with another large work around the corner towards the coffee shop. All the paintings are by Andrew Voller but display a range of subjects and influences so there is plenty of interest. Voller uses strong colours which has really lifted the space.
    I particularly liked the natural landscapes and my favourites were Hopscotch Highway and Sunset Footsteps. A couple of the animal portraits caught my eye too - a cute one of a startled kitten and a strikingly coloured one of a fox.
    It was nice to see several pictures already with Reserved tags and I was told that twelve paintings had been sold on launch night alone.