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What's New? Nearly Everything!

What's New? Nearly Everything!

Three quick films for those who haven't yet managed to get to the gallery since we reopened on the 2nd September. There will be some professionally shot images and films coming soon. It's an eclectic mix as ever but we think the strongest show of work by such a talented group of artists that we have ever shown. If you can't visit please do get in contact me more films of specific areas of the gallery!

Christmas Concert! 21st December 14:00 to 18:00

Christmas Concert! 21st December 14:00 to 18:00

We are delighted to have teamed up with the specialist piano tuners and renovators at The Piano Workshop and are now offering their completed projects for sale from the gallery. On top of that we will periodically be having a pianist come in and show off the pianos to their highest abilities!

The first event is on the 21st December and I'm sure a few Christmas carols will creep into the playlist. Drinks and snacks will be on offer whilst Robert Schmuck plays away on the 1928 fully restored Schiedmayer Boudoir Grand. 

What We Do

What We Do

In our last blog we talked about the beginnings of Bils & Rye. This one is all about what we stand for now, two and a half years into what we hope will be a long and happy journey. Earlier in the year we commissioned a film by Craft Council favourites Richard Foot and Arron Finch. They, together make films under the R & A Collaborations banner. We loved what they had done for several of the makers we already worked with.

This film is the easiest way of explaining what we do at the gallery and why we do it. I will now try and put that into written words, as many of you know, I'm prone to waffling and going off on a tangent, losing the thread and generally being a little controversial at times! I will do my best to stick to the task at hand!

A Quick Tour of our Four Rooms!

A Quick Tour of our Four Rooms!

Like the iconic programme on Channel 4, Bils & Rye offers our visitors four very different rooms, each packed with fabulous visual delights. The internet is a hard place to portray the passion we have for the artists and their work. Even images don't really tell the whole story, somewhat disproving the 1000 words analogy. 

Dispelling The Myths - Insight Into Commercial Art Galleries

Dispelling The Myths - Insight Into Commercial Art Galleries

Dispelling the Myth

 

Here at Bils & Rye we like to do things a little differently.   Our ethos is based on the ethical treatment of our artists and our customers alike. 

 

We love to talk!  Discussions about art, about life are common occurrences in the gallery and often become conversations that span many topics, and frequently go off on tangents.  In fact, we love people, and talking, as much as we love art.  So we aim to be as approachable and honest as we possibly can.

There are always inevitably a few that smart a little and can be tricky to answer.  Let’s face it; galleries haven’t had the best of reputations in the past… elitist, unwelcoming, aloof, greedy…  The last one, that is the hardest one to dispel.