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There’s an art gallery run by tube workers at Leytonstone station

By
Matilda Egere-Cooper
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There’s no telling what people do when they clock off from the 9-5, unless they're a tube worker with an arty side.

A bunch of artists who work for London Underground have turned an unused office outside Leytonstone station into an art gallery – and their stuff is so good, they've got an exhibition opening at the end of the month.

The not-for-profit Fill The Gap gallery is the brainchild of Leytonstone Area Manager Claudia Borgatti, a part-time photographer who was keen to have a staff art exhibition to connect with the local community. She asked members from TfL's own Art Group (who knew?) to get involved, and with the help of West Ruislip station supervisor David Nevin and East Finchley customer service assistant Michael Haynes, they put on their first show in 2010 as the aptly named Out of the Uniform collective.

They’re now gearing up to present a new group show on November 30, which features a mixture of fine art and photography. But if there's a possibility you'll be stuck on the tube that day and can't make it – it happens – have a peek at a selection of images from the exhibition below.

Out of the Uniform: Artists working for London Undeground opens November 30 and runs until December 5 at the Fill the Gap Gallery, Church Lane, Leytonstone, London E11.

Entry is free.

E.T.C.I.Y.A.L.A.B Oil on canvas by Marie McGeady

John Lydon pencil drawing by Michael Haynes

Landscape photo by Susana Malleiro

Snow is not white painting by David Nevin

Rooster drawing by Jason Alex Hill

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