How To Buy Art

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.  

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.