Corrie’s Catherine Tyldesley among stars donating their drawers for Fanny Gogh’s ‘knicker’ art exhibition

By Chris Higgins

Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley’s underwear was on show last night at an exhibition where the art is all, quite literally, ‘pants’.

The exhibition at Generation Gallery, showcasing the work of Fanny Gogh, features underwear donated by celebrities to be fashioned into quirky pieces of art.

Also included in the new show are the famous undies of Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox, American comedian Rob Schneider and Waterloo Road actress Chelsea Heeley.


The busy launch night provided another dose of glitz and glamour to the saucy affair with celeb appearances from Bez of Happy Mondays and Shameless star Ciarán Griffiths, who also donated a pair to the artist.

A spokesman for the Gallery suggested the night was a great success, with artwork flying off the walls. The highest listed item bought went for £1,295.

Salford artist Sian Doherty was first christened Fanny Gogh by a UK tabloid in 2009 after fashioning a pair of knickers into an ice cream sundae in her mixed media artwork ‘Knickerbokaglory’.

Since then, Ms. Doherty has been creating increasingly popular pieces from underwear donated by several celebrities, and giving a portion of the proceeds to charity.

Doherty, a “hole in the heart” survivor, donates a percentage of all her art sales to The British Heart Foundation to aid others born with congenital heart defects.

The exhibition at Generation Gallery (New York street, M14BD) is open to the public from today and is free of charge to enter. The artwork is also available to buy from the Gallery’s website

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