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By Hugh Jordan

December 2, 2011 | 1 min read

Village Underground, the street art gallery and live performance space in Shoreditch is crowdsourcing funding for improvements from Kickstarter.

Many might not recognise the name Village Underground but will no doubt have walked or driven past the artworks, such as American artist Steve Power’s ‘Adore and Endure’, many times.

Finance raised will be used to install glass screens on the wall's recesses, so artwork can be displayed on boards and canvases and saved for posterity rather than painted over each time. And the screens would mean artists could use the space for photography and digital design, rather than just graffiti.

An online virtual wall will also be created so that artists can upload work, chat about current installations and win a slot to present their art on the real Shoreditch wall.

Postcards and tours of the venue are being offered as incentives to contribute. Anyone donating $50 or more to the project gets their name etched into the brickwork for all to see.