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Top Tips for 2017 - Sculpture

Top Tips for 2017 - Sculpture

Moving from John Bunting's old studio was heart wrenching, it just felt right to be able to offer visitors a view of some really high quality modern sculpture from it. That said, the new gallery in Kirkbymoorside more than compensates with it's light and airy spaces. The three rooms offer us far more possibilities for showing off the ever changing sculptures sourced from all over the UK.

Here's a quick run through of the sculptor's we think are great buys right now, either for their value or for the stunning aesthetics they can bring to your home, office or garden. As with all our stock, home trials are offered to make sure the selected piece is right for you and if we don't have it in stock, we will do our best to get something that meets your wishes.

Chris Taylor & Albert Montserrat and more...

Chris Taylor & Albert Montserrat and more...

November sees us welcome another new potter, Chris Taylor, who plies his trade from studios in Devon. Using quite different techniques to the norm, printing, sandblasting and decals to create pots of magnitude. We love that each pot is as individual as the eventual owners and that they have an appearance of being decayed with layer upon layer of history embedded into each piece.

We have a batch of 9 pots that arrived at the end of October, one sold instantly so there are 8 to pick from ranging from £190 to £1050.

5 Weeks To Go!

5 Weeks To Go!

The countdown has begun, we are just 5 weeks away from our first grown up exhibition. The Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo will be held in the Harrogate International Centre Hall M from the 20th November to the 22nd November 2015.

Bils & Rye will occupy stands A1 & A2 to the left of the entrance. It's a mixed show with some galleries and some artists showing their wares. We will be bringing a broad selection from the gallery with some special stars coming in for the show.

You can expect to see them in the gallery thereafter. Over the next four weeks we will be introducing each of the artists via our newsletter, which can be signed up for here.

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.  

2016 - External Sculpture Garden

2016 - External Sculpture Garden

We are currently putting together plans for a six month selling show of garden sculpture within a world renowned garden. We are looking for a broad selection of figurative and abstract sculptures in stone, resin, metal and new materials to fill a number of spaces. Part of the show will be a feature weekend where up to 70 sculptures will be placed around the park.

Invitations for artists to apply to have their work featured in both the long and short shows are now open. There are a number of images in this blog showing potential locations through the gardens. Artists are requested to apply via email with three examples of their recent works along with a two paragraph explanation of their heritage and training.

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 Host of Reasons to Visit Ryedale - Part Three

A Host of Reasons to Visit Ryedale - Part Three

Our third in a series of blogs on where to stay, where to eat and what to visit for those thinking of visiting Ryedale.

A Host of Reasons to Visit Ryedale - Part Two

A Host of Reasons to Visit Ryedale - Part Two

Part Two of our guide to Ryedale, we've doubled up with two choices of accommodation, dining and activities to select from. Part three will follow the theme adding three of each and maybe a surprise or two!