Toilet humour as artist’s exhibit wiped out

Artist Tom Bingham with his toilet roll display at Corby's Rooftop Art gallery. Some visitors to the gallery keep stealing bits of the exhibit.

Artist Tom Bingham with his toilet roll display at Corby's Rooftop Art gallery. Some visitors to the gallery keep stealing bits of the exhibit.

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A man who is exhibiting at a Corby art gallery has appealed to people to “stop nicking my loo roll”.

Tom Bingham’s exhibit at the Rooftop Gallery in Corby includes a toilet roll made out of fake £20 notes and is a comment on the modern art world, but people keep tearing sheets off it.

Tom said: “It’s a bit of fun with a serious point about how some artists are paid millions for their work while talented local artists who do amazing work can’t sell it.

“It’s my way of having a little pop at the art world but people are unravelling it and stealing it.”

Mr Bingham is also exhibiting a painting of Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch which he is hoping to sell to help fund an exhibition he would like to put on of his huge collection of Bert Jansch memorabilia.

He said: “It’s my first attempt at painting on canvas. It costs £600 to put an exhibition on so I’m hoping to raise some money by selling the painting. I’ve put it on eBay as well.”

Tom has 30 years’ worth of Bert Jansch memorabilia, including the only full collection of vinyl. The guitarist influenced many famous musicians including Neil Young and Jimmy Page.

If anyone would like to help Tom fund his exhibition or put a bid in for the painting they can call him on 01536 267733.

The Art 4 All exhibtion is open from 11am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday, until Saturday, March 30.