Art of Billy Connolly
Best known as a comedian, not many people realise that Billy Connolly is also an artist. This exhibition brings Connolly's artworks together with a range of objects from Glasgow Museums' collection, including those famous banana boots and his guitar made from a White Horse whisky box.
Talking about his drawings Connolly said:
'My art is pure and unjudged, I am creating it for myself. I don't want them to be judged...they're little friends of mine.'
Connolly describes the process of drawing as meditative, where his inspiration comes from being alone on a page. His characters are faceless and anonymous. They seem to be devoid of emotion or expression, yet we the audience can feel a strong connection with them.
The People's Palace and Winter Gardens is the only venue for this exhibition outside of London, which is in partnership with Washington Green Fine Art and Castle Galleries.
All images are copyright Billy Connolly, courtesy of Washington Green Fine Art Publishing Company Ltd.
Community exhibition enquiries
The People's Palace hosts a programme of exhibitions in the top floor gallery space, as well as in its Community Exhibition space. If you would like to find out more about exhibiting in the Community Exhibition space, please contact the museum on 0141 276 0788 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.