Oliver’s army of fans pack into Sheffield exhibition

Young artist Oliver Byne with some of his Art-a-Graphs work based on World Snooker players signatures with Alan Hunter

Young artist Oliver Byne with some of his Art-a-Graphs work based on World Snooker players signatures with Alan Hunter

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TEENAGE Artist Oliver Byne‘s latest collection of works has been attracting the crowds – and raising cash for some very worthy causes.

Oliver’s exhibition, entitled, art-a-graphs is running at Bank Street Art in Sheffield city centre, until the end of the Snooker World Championships.

It features a collection of 40 of his art-a-graphs which portray Oliver’s hobby of autograph collecting with each signature – many of them penned by snooker players – represented by an abstract art painting.

Three charities – Weston Park Hospital, The Paul Hunter Foundation and Bank Street Arts – will benefit from proceeds of the exhibition,

Oliver, 17, who is studying in the sixth form at King Ecgbert School, is seen here with Paul Hunter’s dad Alan.

The foundation was established in 2006 in memory of former snooker professional Paul who died of cancer aged 27.

It aims to allow disadvantaged, able-bodied and disabled youngsters an opportunity to play snooker.