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A New Direction - Louise McNaught

A New Direction - Louise McNaught

Using a combination of oil, acrylic and spray paints on fine grade box canvases Louise creates stunning animal works. There is a clever use of partial image that hints at the impact of humans upon the animal world. Her works are helping to chart the decline of many species. 

More works arrived from Adam Frew, Cat Santos, Chris Taylor and Matt Horne plus some new cups from Rebecca Callis. Work continues on the gallery, both outside and in, meaning the displays are slightly askew at the moment so please do bear with us, we are open as often as possible given the high level of renovations to the building. It is best to check about our opening hours before setting off! 

Cambridge Art Fair - 2016

Cambridge Art Fair - 2016

Thursday 29th September sees the fourth running of the Cambridge Art Fair in the Guildhall located on the Market Place. We have taken a large stand to show 14 of our highly talented artists.

It is an all ticket affair, you can download a free ticket from our website though and with over 40 galleries showing works by artists from all over the world it promises to be a great event and well worth visiting.

For The Love of Art

For The Love of Art

If you're not used to going into galleries or buying art it can be a bit of a scary prospect, intimidating even and part of our ethos at Bils & Rye came about in response to this, ‘Taking the Intimidating Aspect Out of Art’.

Art really is in the eye of the beholder, and as such, no one option of it is right or wrong.  It comes down to personal taste and that is exactly how it should be approached when you consider purchasing anything.  

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. 

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.