Sunday, 9 October 2011

Inspirations - Billy Childish

Billy Childish is a prolific painter, poet, and song-writer in a twenty year period he has published over 40 collections of his poetry, recorded over 100 full-length independent LP’s and produced over 2000 paintings.

Born in 1959 in Chatham, Kent. Billy Childish left Secondary education at 16 an undiagnosed dyslexic. Refused an interview at the local art school he entered the Naval Dockyard at Chatham as an apprentice stonemason. During the following six months he produced some six hundred drawings in ‘the tea huts of hell’. On the basis of this work he was accepted into St Martin’s School of Art to study painting. However, his acceptance was short-lived and before completing the course he was expelled for his outspokenness and unorthodox working methods. With no qualifications and no job prospects Childish then spent some 12 years ‘painting on the dole’, developing his own highly personal writing style and producing his art independently.


Saturday, 1 October 2011

Quire Date Changes

Due to building work at Studio Q, the Quire 2011 exhibition dates have been moved to December.  The opening night is now Thursday 1st Dec.

New revised dates for submission and opening night:
Submission Date: Monday 14th November
Work to be delivered to Q no later than 30th November
Hanging: Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th November
Preview: Thursday 1st December 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibition Dates: 2nd - 20th December 2011