Archive for June, 2013


Creative Inspiration Event

It is an honour to have been asked to speak at the Creative Inspiration Event, a talk on Creativity being held on the rooftop terrace at Tremough Innovation Centre, July 9th 2013.   I shall be talking alongside Simon Minchin, who for many years was Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi in South Africa and McCann, Asia, and Lloyd Pennington of Cornwall based product design and development company, Buff Design.

This is a special event organised by Cornwall Social Media Cafe and Aren Grimshaw


Tremough Innovation Centre ~ Creative Inspiration Event ~ Chris Billington

Tremough Innovation Centre ~ Creative Inspiration Event


Creative Inspiration: Cornwall Social Media Cafe Special Event

  • Cornwall Social Media Café and Tremough Innovation Centre will be hosting a series of inspirational talks around the subject of creativity at July’s event, set to take place at the innovation centre on Tuesday 9th July.

    Taking place on the rooftop terrace, you’re invited to hear talks from leading creatives drawn from the areas of business, advertising, product design and art.

    The keynote talk will be delivered by Simon Minchin, a professional writer, marketer and gardener who has his name on over 50 international Creative Awards for advertising and design.

    Simon spent 10 years of his career managing the creativity of others as a Creative Group Head in London and Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi in South Africa and McCann, Asia.

    He will be supported by internationally renowned, abstract artist,Chris Billington, and Lloyd Pennington of Buff Design, a Cornwall based product design and development company.

    Cornwall Social Media Café attracts those interested in or using social media, with attendees drawn from all walks of life, from art to science, business to charity, politics to education.

    The event, which includes a barbecue and refreshments, is free to attend and will be the first to be held on the rooftop terrace (weather permitting).

    Event organizer, Aren Grimshaw, said,

    “Creativity drives innovation in all walks of life; however, it is an area that is often misunderstood and one that people have difficulty in understanding how to harness its potential

    “We hope that this event will inspire people to become more creative and realize the benefits that a more creative approach can bring to them and their community.” He continued.

    The event runs from 6.30 – 8.30pm, anybody wishing to attend should register here or contact Aren Grimshaw on for more information.

    Tremough Innovation Centre (TIC) is run by Plymouth University on behalf of Cornwall Council. The Centre is supported by the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme.

‘Wer Stahl Schirmers Bilder?’ book feature June 2013

Chris Billington - J W Schirmer

Dialogue with J. W. Schirmer

I was delighted to receive a 240 page book today, direct from the Juelich Museum, in advance of my forthcomimg autumn exhibition.

Gabriele Haussermann’s lavishly illustrated ‘Wer Stahl Schirmers Bilder?’ features an example of one of my paintings, which is already held in the Museum Collection, sitting alongside it’s J. W. Schirmer counterpart and there are references to the work that I am preparing for my ‘Colour and Reduction – 15 landscapes to J. W. Schirmer’ show in October.

More details will follow as the year progresses.

Chris Billington - J. W. Schirmer

Chris Billington – J. W. Schirmer

Art in New York

Art in New York, another Chris Billington painting has safely made the journey to the USA and thanks again to FedEx for continuing with their first class logistics.

‘Watermelon In Larchmont, Sliced by the Morning Sun’, which was especially commissioned for a collector of my art in New York, arrived safe and sound yesterday and is my latest painting to be shipped to the USA, fortunately I was able to make the time to get ‘Watermelon’ painted in between working on the paintings for my forthcoming exhibition in Germany.


'Watermelon In Larchmont, Sliced by the Morning Sun' (2013) ~  32in X 30in ~ Art in New York ~ Chris Billington

    ‘Watermelon In Larchmont, Sliced by the Morning Sun’ (2013) ~ 32in x 30in                                          Art in New York ~ Chris Billington


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