A Slice of Yorkshire and the Bank Holiday Weekend

A Slice of Yorkshire and the Bank Holiday Weekend

Last weekend saw the opening of the much anticipated A Slice of Yorkshire exhibition. A well attended event on the Saturday marked the start of the show, with much nervousness abounding as work was delivered right up to an hour before opening!

The show will evolve as works are released to buyers on the day and we have a few surprises lined up for the coming three months. Key highlights are securing a small offering from award winning James Oughtibridge (pictured above) and new works by Brendan Hesmondhalgh who elected to withdraw from Chelsea Flower Show which resulted in his new body of work where he incorporates metal into his ceramic sculptures joining the Yorkshire exhibition.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Christmas is almost upon us once again! All of the team at Bils & Rye would like to thank all of our customers, visitors and artists for their support this year. It has been a terrific year despite lower visitor numbers to the village. 

We have a host of plans being prepared for 2016 including more shows away from Nunnington. We will endeavour to keep increasing the quality of work on display particularly in the ceramics and sculpture departments.

Steve Slimm - Colour & Light

We are delighted to be welcoming Steve Slimm back to the gallery for his second show with Bils & Rye. New works for 2015 from his Cornish studio feature land and sea scapes. Renowned for his use of light and colour, these paintings have shown further development in his abstract series of Cornish scenery.

We love bringing work to the area from further afield and Steve epitomises so much about what we like. He is mostly self taught taking inspiration from Turner with a modern twist.

He will be joined in the gallery with a host of new ceramicists including the delightful Ruth King from York with her salt glazed altered forms. Ceramic houses are on their way, more work from Guy Routledge too. August will see us up the anti once again with the arrival of Eddie and Margaret Curtis with special pieces being made to show for the first time from their Northumberland studios.

Excitement is also building for our first exhibition at HIVE2015 in Harrogate. So much so the Buy Art Fair in Manchester got in contact so we are mulling over a potential stand there too! Any feedback on this would be much appreciated.

We have also moved most of the information to this site now and have transferred the main www.bilsandrye.com domain to here too. The old website will stay live with an easy redirect in place and can be accessed here.