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Christmas Event

Late Opening with music and drinks

Friday 8th December - 18:00 to 21:00


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Paul Harvey

23rd September - 30th December 2017


Grand Reopening!

2nd September 2017

Come and Join The Celebration! Canapés, Drinks, Music, New Artworks, New Artists

15:00 to 19:00


French Connection - 7th June to 29th July 2017

Philip Wakeham - Bronze Sculpture - Devon, UK - British

Tatev Ghambarian - Oil on Canvas -Aix en Provence, France - Armenian

Veronique Paquereau - Mixed Media - Lorient, France - French

Anne-Sophie Gilloen - Ceramic Sculpture - Bailleul, France - French


Combining three different styles of work can be a nightmare, not so with these three talented artists. Philip operates his own foundry close to the Cornish/Devon border and makes unique bronze sculptures often influenced by Greek mythology. Tatev's work has a retro 20's feel to it whilst being illustrative. Veronique works are influenced by her family history of printing with a stunning modernisation in the mixed media finish.
All are equally figurative in their work.


4th Birthday - 11th February 2017

Join us for music, art, food, drink and conversation on Saturday 11th February from 10:00 to  18:00.

Join us for music, art, food, drink and conversation on Saturday 11th February from 10:00 to  18:00.

The piano will be played from 15:00 to 18:00, thanks again to Aidan Delacey-Simms from the Piano Workshop for providing the piano and finding another pianist for the afternoon. Anyone is welcome to come and try the piano before or indeed at any other time. Aidan will be on site, along with members of his team to discuss restorations and the sale of the Schiedmayer piano.


Christmas Concert - 21st December 2016

We are delighted that The Piano Workshop, also of Kirkbymoorside, have arranged for Robert Schmuck to come into the gallery on Wednesday 21st December 2016 and play for an afternoon on their recently completed renovation of a Schiedmayer Boudoir Grand. All our welcome, please can you RSVP to nick@bilsandrye.com


Christmas Art Exhibition - 19th - 23rd November 2016

Another first for Bils & Rye is this joint venture with Sir Paul and Lady Edwards who are bringing four of their favourite artists to the gallery for a short show in time for Christmas. Regulars will recognise Robert J Wyatt's work who is a gallery regular, we are excited to see the new works he has produced along with Terrance Bennett who features in our own personal collection. John Sprakes and David Venables join them with Yorkshire inspired work. We do hope you can join us for the launch on the 19th November from 12:00 noon.


Cambridge Art Fair - 29th September 2016 - 2nd October 2016

Come and find us with our eclectic mix of ceramics, sculpture and paintings in the Guildhall, Cambridge. We have some great new work lined up for the show.


 

Emerging Potters Competition and Exhibition - 1st September 2016 - 31st October 2016

Here at Bils & Rye we love to shout from the rooftops about ceramics! This year will see our inagural emerging potter show, timed to run around Ceramic Art York. From the 1st September 2016 to the 31st October 2016 we will show a selection of ceramics by emerging makers from the UK and Ireland.

Applications to the show are open now until the 15th July for makers who can satisfy the following critirea:

  • Less than 3 years post graduation
  • Less than 5 years working from own or shared studio

Read more here.


Porcelain Perfection - 14th April 2016 - 31st May 2016 - Nunnington Studios

Chris Keenan forms a part of our latest show, high on porcelain ceramics.

Chris Keenan forms a part of our latest show, high on porcelain ceramics.

Our second show of 2016 sees porcelain artists from around the UK join the gallery. With new works in from Chris Keenan, Albert Montserrat, Richard Heeley, Norman Yap and Ali Tomlin to show alongside Katharina Klug, Sheila Madder, Elaine Bolt and  Hyejeong Kim. As ever there is an eclectic mix of other ceramics, sculpture and paintings including new works by Bill Zima and Carne Griffiths.

On the 29th April we celebrate the reopening of the cafe in the courtyard. Fryton Catering (long term outside caterers in Ryedale) have taken on the site and will be opening a small gift shop to complement our own gallery and the Farrow & Ball shop making Nunnington Studios a thriving destination once again. We hope you will join us for a drink or two, canapés and a hog roast thanks to Fryton and their team. Our latest newsletter will have more details once they are finalised this weekend.


Searching For Enlightenment - 10th February 2016 - 14th April 2016 - Nunnington Studios

Searching For Enlightenment

Our first show of 2016 sees a combination of sculpture and paintings that set the mind to work. With star sculptors Simon Gudgeon, Helen Sinclair and Tom Hiscocks, to super ceramicists Akiko Hirai and Midori Takaki ably supported with Laura Rich, Bill Zima and Amy Albright we think it is a thought provoking show with the highest standard of work we have had the opportunity to exhibit.

We launch with a party to celebrate our 3rd Birthday on the 13th February and would be delighted if you can join us. Please RSVP here.


Small Business Saturday - 5th December 2015 - Nunnington Studios

An informal gathering from 10:30 to 15:30 at the studios, with fizz, mince pies, artists, laughs and a bit of art.


HIVE 2015 - Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo - 20th - 22nd November 2015 - Harrogate International Centre

Red Dot Events - HIVE 2015

Red Dot Events - HIVE 2015


Artists Exhibited

Katya Gridneva - in partnership with Frances Iles Gallery

Philip Wakeham - Bronze Sculpture from the South West of England

Philip Wakeham - Bronze Sculpture from the South West of England

Helen Sinclair

Helen Sinclair

Tanya Gomez - Lewes based ceramicist working in Porcelain and deep glazes

Tanya Gomez - Lewes based ceramicist working in Porcelain and deep glazes

Midori Takaki - Canterbury based Japanese artist hand building divine ceramic sculptures

Midori Takaki - Canterbury based Japanese artist hand building divine ceramic sculptures

Guy Routledge - hand built ceramics from Nottingham

Guy Routledge - hand built ceramics from Nottingham


Akiko Hirai - London based Japanese artist specialising in wheel thrown ceramics

Akiko Hirai - London based Japanese artist specialising in wheel thrown ceramics

James Hake - East meets West ceramics from Lancashire

James Hake - East meets West ceramics from Lancashire

Albert Montserrat - Large Ceramic Vessels by London based Spanish potter.

Albert Montserrat - Large Ceramic Vessels by London based Spanish potter.


Norman Yap - London based potter working in stoneware and porcelain

Norman Yap - London based potter working in stoneware and porcelain

Pauline Montgomery - Scottish based ceramicist specialising in slab built houses

Pauline Montgomery - Scottish based ceramicist specialising in slab built houses

Chiu-I Wu - a York based Taiwanese artist specialising in hand-built ceramic sculptures

Chiu-I Wu - a York based Taiwanese artist specialising in hand-built ceramic sculptures


Richard Heeley - East meets West ceramics from London

Richard Heeley - East meets West ceramics from London

Tom Hiscocks - Coreten steel and acrylic sculptures from Cambridgeshire

Tom Hiscocks - Coreten steel and acrylic sculptures from Cambridgeshire

Laura Rich - Wiltshire based oil on linen artist, North York Moors series released at HIVE 2015

Laura Rich - Wiltshire based oil on linen artist, North York Moors series released at HIVE 2015


Robert J. Wyatt - Realist painter from Yorkshire injecting humour into still life depictions

Robert J. Wyatt - Realist painter from Yorkshire injecting humour into still life depictions

Michelle McKinney - stunning metal mesh sculptures

Michelle McKinney - stunning metal mesh sculptures

Lindsay Madden - Old school ruler and blackboard paintings from County Durham

Lindsay Madden - Old school ruler and blackboard paintings from County Durham


Kate & Nick Bentley

Founders and owners of Bils & Rye Kate and Nick Bentley live for art. It is there passion, along with two daughters and two errant dogs.

Kate spent the last 10 years working as an artist, recently taking a break to spend more time in the gallery alongside home schooling her young daughters. Her work covered figurative through to seascapes and much in between and her last body of work was a series showing the diversity of Highland Cattle! She has a love of dogs, horses, chocolate and entertaining (not necessarily in that order). Her greatest influence has been her incredibly arty family.

Nick spent many years in a variety of careers including air traffic control, building, event management, catering and sales. Never has he been happier than running the gallery. He has no formal art training, preferring to believe in aesthetics and finish rather than theory. Outside of art and ceramics in particular, Nick loves motor racing, cricket, reading and eating out! Wine is also quite important.