THE LONELY ARTS CLUB
With sculpture, prints, photography, illustration, painting and installation work, Spiralling Upward was a dizzyingly diverse and engaging October exhibition at The Undercroft Gallery.
There were some sensational large format prints by Simon Marshall and Julia Cameron that made an impact in the intimidatingly cavernous space of the Undercroft. Similarly, several artists chose to exhibit large scale pieces - spanning from floor to ceiling - both enacting the exhibition title and also creating pieces to fit the venue.
There was a theatricality to this year’s show, with a spectacular tree branch sculpture by Mike Dodd, that cast incredible fragmented shadows. Also, there was a curiously inaccessible space by Andrew Hornett that was lit from the inside and seemed to be piled high with unrecognisable objects.