Archive for May, 2011

 

Aachener Zeitung feature May 2011

Chris Billington - Aachener Zeitung - Julich




The Day The World Turned Dayglo @ Bureau Gallery : Manchester

Recently completed “The Day The World Turned Dayglo – an homage to Poly Styrene”  is on exhibition in “We are all in this together” at Bureau Gallery, Manchester until 11th June.

An homage to Poly Styrene who fronted punk band X Ray Spex during the late 1970’s.  Poly recently completed and released a new album “Generation Indigo” shortly before she died of cncer at the age of 53.

the day the world turned dayglo - an homage to poly styrene - chris billington The Day The World Turned Dayglo – an homage to Poly Styrene (2011) – 50cm x 40cm acrylic on canvas

Bureau Gallery, 60 Port Street, Manchester, M1 2EQ

www.bureaugallery.com




Digital Art – Studio 2091

I am delighted to have recently completed my first piece  of Digital Art for Studio 2091, it is now well on the way to the gallery  in Ohio, courtesy of DHL.

It has been created to be exhibited in a forthcoming show which starts June 17th, more details will follow soon….

Studio 2091




Coast Magazine feature May 2011

Coast Magazine - 10 things to fo this month - Chris Billington




Coast Magazine – Ten Things To Do This Month

Thank you to Coast Magazine for including my forthcoming Lido exhibition at The Stoneman in their list of Ten Things to do in June, coming in at number 9.

Full details of the show will be uploaded in the next few days……

Coast - 10 things to fo this month - Chris Billington




Serpentine Beach

A new video soundscape recently completed – “Serpentine Beach” .

Created following a series of visits to Kennack Sands on The Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, with it’s unique beach of sand and serpentine.

Also available in HD on youtube.




Kulturraum – Kall Exhibition

“The Eifel in perspective”

Saturday 16th May saw the Private View Opening/Vernissage of the exciting exhibition “The Eifel in perspective”.

Fifteen artists spanning two centuries participating in a special exhibition is currently being held in the Kulturraum, at the Kall Cultural Centre, to celebrate some of the outstanding art produced on the Eifel region in the last 200 years.

Once again it is an absolute honour for me that my work was selected for inclusion in such a prestigeous exhibition and my most grateful thanks go out to all concerned.

Dark Side of The Eifel - Chris Billington

Dark Side of The Eifel (2011)

The exhibition runs until 11th June 2011, further details can be found at the Kulturraum website Kulturraum Kall

Here is a link to an online press review of the exhibtion from the Cologne newpaper Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger    “The Eifel In Perspective” – review by KSTA




Meet Cecil Riley

Cecil Riley –  born 1917 –  started painting at the age of 10 and still painting today !!!

Cecil Riley May 2011 - Chris Billington

Cecil Riley in his garden May 2011

 

Cecil is  a Slade trained artist who has exhibited widely throughout the UK, mainly in London and the Westcountry.

Flowers and Butterflies oil on board

Flowers and Butterflies  – oil on board

He lives in Cornwall with his wife Joan who is also an accomplished painter and they are both a delight to know.  He has produced a vast body of work over the past 84 years and  here are just a few of his recent works in his “Plantscape” series…

Cecil Riley - Agave and Insects (1995) - 36in x 28in - oil on board

Agave and Insects (1995) – 36in x 28in – oil on board

 

Cecil Riley - Light and Shade - Agapanthus (2007) - 36in x 24in - oil on paper

Light and Shade – Agapanthus (2007) – 36in x 24in – oil on paper

 

Cecil Riley - Plantscape 3 (2011) 14in x 16in - acrylic and wax crayon on paper

Plantscape 3 (2011) – 14in x 16in – acrylic and wax crayon on paper

 

Cecil Riley - Plantscape - Autumn 1 (2011) - 36in x 24in - oil on paper

Plantscape – Autumn 1 (2011) – 36in x 24in – oil on paper

 

Cecil Riley - Plantscape BG (2010) - 14in x 16in - acrylic on paper

Plantscape BG (2010) –  14in x 16in – acrylic on paper

Cecil Riley - Plantscape R-B (2010)- 14in x 16in - oil on paper

Plantscape R-B (2010) – 14in x 16in – oil on paper




International Museum Day – Julich

It is a very busy time for me in Germany, and my most gracious thanks go out to everyone in Germany who is supporting and admiring my work, in particular the Julich Museum.

Today, to celebrate International Museum Day, there will be an official presentation of my latest work for the Museum collection, titled “Lempertz”, as seen in my earlier posts.  This painting will join the four other works of mine whih the Museum already own. There will also be a talk about my work.

Julich Museum Einladung - Chris Billington

In addition to this wonderful event, but not connected with it,  I am absolutely delighted that my work has just gone on exhibition in Kall.   Last night was the opening of the show which is my fourth in Germany.




An afternoon with Cecil Riley

Yesterday afternoon I spent a good few delightful hours with my good friend Cecil Riley, and his wonderful wife Joan Riley, both of whom are incredibly gifted artists.  Cecil and I had been planning this get together for a few weeks, probably since just after Christmas,  but for one reason or another didn’t quite get around to it until yesterday !!

He is an incredible man and even though he is still only a young 90 something I think it is about time that he had a little bit more exposure on the internet.   Over the coming weeks I will publish more information on Cecil and his art here on my news page….

Cecil Riley - Chris Billington




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