Art Exhibition : Andrew G Forrest


Friday 3rd November through to Saturday 2nd December 2017.

For viewing on Fridays & Saturdays 10am – 4pm, and when the theatre is open for events.

Art Under Ground : Andrew G. Forrest Art Exhibition

A veteran exhibitor at Art Under Ground, Andrew G. Forrest presents his fourth exhibition with us.  Expect to see expressive depictions of local and European land and city scapes, alongside photography.

Forrest studied Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex and obtained an M.A. in History at Birkbeck College, University of London. A History and History of Art tutor at Woking Sixth Form College until his retirement in 2007, he now devotes much of his time to making art.

Chairman of the Society of Eastbourne Artists, he is also a resident artist at Gallery North in Hailsham. He has exhibited work at Eastbourne’s Birley Centre and at the Hop Gallery in Lewes where, at the Chalk Gallery, he was a guest artist in 2014.

In 2012, Andrew was a featured artist in Terry and Christine Timblick’s book A Picture of the South Downs – Art in the National Park. He is equally enthused by the cityscape genre; particularly night scenes in which he seeks to evoke the sound as well as the colour, movement and mystery of the great cities. These paintings aim to bring together what is current with what is historical, and the representational with the abstract.

The author of two books – one on the Spanish Civil War, the other on Vincent van Gogh – Andrew has conducted research for the Towner Gallery on the Wilmington-based artist Harold Swanwick (1866-1929).  He continues to lecture on aspects of art history, including the Paris art scene in the 1890s.

This exhibition is on display in the foyer and coffee bar of Eastbourne’s Under Ground Theatre from Friday 3rd November to Saturday 2nd December 2017.  It it can be viewed for free on Fridays and Saturdays between 10am and 4pm and whenever the venue is open for other events.

Admission FREE.

With regret, the venue has no wheelchair access.