Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, October 2018 - March 2019
Ashurst Emerging Artist Gallery, London, 9th April until 1st July 2018
FLUX Exhibition at The Chelsea College of Art, London, 11th – 15th April 2018
Behind the Smile, Banks Mill Studios, Derby, March 2018
MA Painting Final Show, Coventry School of Art & Design, 18th - 26th September 2017
Lost Generation, Assembly House, Newcastle Upon Tyne, September 2017
State of Mind, Group exhibition Northallerton, North Yorkshire, July 2017
Lost Generation, Stewards Gallery, Clitheroe Castle, October 2016 - January 2017
Wells Art Contemporary, Bishops Palace, Wells, October 2016
Lost Generation, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, Sept/October 2016
Motion & Emotion, Deasil Gallery, Leamington Spa, August/September 2016
Broadway Arts Festival, Little Buckland Gallery, June 2016
Lost Generation, Brewhouse Gallery, Burton upon Trent, July 2015
Lost Generation, Batley Art Gallery, May/June 2015
Lost Generation, Gallery 150, Leamington Spa, November 2014
Rhythms in Motion, Gallery 150, Leamington Spa, July/August 2012
The Space Between, Gallery 150 Leamington Spa, March/April 2011
Andy is a British artist based in Warwickshire. He won the Ashurst Emerging Artist Employees choice prize in 2018.
He is currently engaged in a project with the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham creating a series of paintings based on people who have experienced Post Traumatic Stress. This is his second project to receive funding from Arts Council England. Previously he created a series of exhibitions based on his work with young people to commemorate the First World War Centenary [www.lostgeneration.info] .
Andy's focus on mental health started during his recently completed MA. He used this to explore his experiences of his father's bipolar condition and how that impacted his growing up.
As a counter point to these “heavy” subjects Andy’s passion for sport has inspired paintings that seek to capture motion. This work features on his parallel website [www.andyfarr.artweb.com}
Andy enjoys working with the public, this is reflected in works such as “Gassed” created with Year 9 pupils of Cockburn School and subsequent projects for Leamington’s Art in the Park and for UHCW
Andy came late to art, becoming a full-time artist in 2010 after spending the first part of his career in marketing research and advertising. A serious illness and a damascene moment on the commute to London lead him to embark on a new direction.