Bill Drummond

In 1995, Bill Drummond bought a work by his favourite contemporary artist, Richard Long, for $20,000. It was a photograph and text work called A Smell Of Sulphur In The Wind. He hung it on his bedroom wall and was very pleased. In 2000 he realised he no longer had any sort of relationship with the work, so decided to do something about it. So far, this doing something about it has evolved into a journey, a book, an exhibition and a performance, all sharing the same title How To Be An Artist.Between April 2003 and July 2006 Bill Drummond will be visiting residential care homes, prisons, schools, art spaces, front rooms, drop-in centres, cafes and other places with his performance and accompanying exhibition How To Be An Artist. The intriguing presentation lasts two and a half hours and offers everyone present the chance to own 1/20,000 of A Smell Of Sulphur In The Wind.Performance times and dates;7pm – 24, 25 & 26 April – Gallery 17pm – 1, 2 & 3 May – Gallery 1Exhibition times and dates;The exhibition is open to the public during normal gallery open hours;A further opportunity to purchase your own 1/20,000 of A Smell of Sulphur In The WindTue – Sat: 11.00am – 6pmSun: 2.00 – 6.00pmMon: ClosedIn the past Bill Drummond has used various means to interrogate and explore the cultural landscape, including pop music (The KLF), writing (The Manual, Bad Wisdom and 45) and actions (The K Foundation Award and the burning of a considerable amount of money). Tickets from Box Office £5/ £4 conc. Places are limited so please book early.Warning: There is nothing in this exhibition or performance that can be construed as a step-by-step guide to being an artist of any kind.