Eclectic mix at In Vitro art exhibition

The In Vitro gallery at The Mall shopping centre is holding a new exhibition in August called Sliver, which will feature an eclectic mix of artists.

A private view of the gallery runs on August 6 at 2pm, with public viewing until the end of the month.

The gallery features work from international and UK artists such as Jon Starkey, Amanda Thompson and Natasha Kiddle.

The exhibition was organised by Laura Whitehead (pictured above) from the gallery, who says it is good to have a mixture of new and older artists:

“We have a mixture of artists — some are recent graduates, some are a bit more established in their art careers, but I think it is good to have these kind of things together because everyone can learn from somebody else.”

Whitehead, who sets up a different exhibit every month, says Sliver includes paintings, photography and illustration, which is a “kind of eclectic mix from people who are local to international artists, we’ve got some from Spain contributing, which is great”.

Lincoln can be a difficult place for new artists to display their work, as Whitehead says: “There definitely are little pockets of very enclosed art scene, but it is good in a way.

“When I first graduated, which was about three years ago now, there was nothing for younger people who wanted to exhibit in Lincoln who might be more modern contemporary art, who do work a bit more out there.

“But it is getting to be more and more of a scene.”

Johnny Jesterface, University of Lincoln illustration graduate, painted his own plinth at In Vitro

Anyone who is interested in exhibiting work at In Vitro should get in touch on their website or email

Photos: Samantha Fisher for The Lincolnite