Saturday, 29 January 2011

So noisc rock duo, BK & Dad have unfortunately had to pull out of the opening of Chris Joyners show on Feb 3rd. But, fear not, the mighty Death of Death of Discotheque are jumping into the gap and putting together a one-off, stripped down, noise ridden, electronic music extravaganza especially for the show. And it just so happens that this photo was taken by Chris Joyner himself!

Check them out here: D.O.D.O.D Soundcloud

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Chris Joyner - Studio Visit 2

Chris Joyner's work is progressing really well for our February show. Went to visit him at his studio today to see some more of the work, you can get a sneak preview if you look over his shoulder...

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Our May artist - David Drake

A cracking photographer from the USA who has just set-up shop in our fine city, David N Drake has photographed Julian Casablancas, Pete Seeger and the US Marine Corps. Below are some beautiful shots he took of Norwich's Spidermilk at their recent gig at the Norwich Arts Centre...

Check out the full set here: Spidermilk Facebook

And check out more of his work here: David N Drake Tumblr

Sunday, 23 January 2011

DJ Tom L + Chris Joyner = Free mix CD for first 20 people on Feb 3rd

As another special treat for all the people who come down to our shows, DJ Tom L is putting together a special mix CD which Chris Joyner will be creating the artwork for. 20 CD's will be given to the first 20 people through the door on Feb 3rd. Get in early...

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Art in the Underbelly Proudly Presents - Chris Joyner - 'Experiments in Expropriation' - Thurs Feb 3rd

Jo Stafford - MESH Collective

Got to see some of the new work by the newly founded screenprinting group, Mesh Collective, at last nights Olympians gig at Norwich Arts Centre. Jo Stafford has really raised the bar for the rest of the group! Check out their photos and they're blog below.

MESH Collective blog

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Chris Joyner - Studio Visit

Went to see Chris Joyner at his studio in the Outpost studio complex yesterday. His work is progressing nicely for our February exhibition.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Transept and Dan Tombs

Dan Tombs, who we featured at Art in the Underbelly last year, is a very busy man. One of his favourite busy things to do is making music videos and visuals to play alongside acts like Keiran Hebden, Gold Panda and Luke Abbott. Here's the latest video he's made Luke Abbott - Trans Forest Alignment

In other news, Transept, who we showcased at the opening of Submit and Exhibit, have been getting rave reviews for their incredible self titled debut album....

We are going to be working with Transept on an exhibition and evening of performance that further explores the relationship between art and music, something we've wanted to do for ages. This will form the beginnings of our winter 2011 programme. Its a bit exciting as all three members of the band work in very experimental areas of art and we cant wait to see what they come up with.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Submit & Exhibit Photos

Some samples of whats on offer at our Submit & Exhibit show, open till the end of this month.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Chris Joyner - Studio Shots

These just arrived by the magic medium of the mulit-media message. They're some shots Chris Joyner has taken of the work he's begun for our next show. Im working side by side with Chris to work from the starting point of some abstracted band photography that he showed me. From that starting point he's working on experiments with large scale printing, paste-ups and 70's photography and fervently working away in his studio till the early hours of the morning to explore the visual routes that these starting points offer him. As he moves through this process we are meeting up and discussing points in his work and brainstorming the next steps. Check out the photos for an insight into how hes getting on so far, then come along to his February exhibition to see the final results.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

New Year, New Shows

2011 has arrived and its time for a premature spring clean at Art in the Underbelly and a new set of exhibitions and events. First on the roster is NSAD graduate  Christopher Joyner who will be producing an entirely new body of work for the space, more info on that to follow. Also on the cards is an exhibition from an American photographer whose just moved to Norwich, we are going to be working on a special brief for him that will involve a focus on the people who work and play at the Rumsey culminating in a final show in the Underbelly. More, again, to follow on that. This year we are aiming to build upon the successes of the last six months and to push Art in the Underbelly further forward. You can expect to see the usual quality art, music and DJ's but also more performance based work, extra exploration of the music/art relationship and even more work made directly onto our walls. You'll see more videos of our opening nights and hopefully even some live recordings of the bands who play down here. We are completely open to suggestions about what people would like to see more of, or feedback on what you think we are doing right or wrong. Get in touch at

Monday, 3 January 2011

New opening times for 2011

Mon 12-3
Tues 12-3
Wed 12-3
Thur 12-3
Fri 12-3

And new for 2011...

We are now open on Saturdays from 12-5

Come check out 'Submit & Exhibit' before the end of the month