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Billy Connolly’s art to go on show in Glasgow

Written by
Kaleigh Watterson

Billy Connolly may be known as one of Glasgow’s most renowned funny men, but a new exhibition will be showcasing a side he’s less famous for – his art.

The Big Yin will be showing more than 40 of his original works at the People’s Palace in exhibition 'Art of Billy Connolly’. He took up drawing in 2007 and three years ago he was signed to Washington Green Fine Art. His debut solo art display, ‘Born on a Wednesday’, went on show in London in early 2012.

Alongside the artworks, Objects from Glasgow Museums’ collection relating to Connolly’s early career will also be on display. These will include his famous Big Banana Boots, a guitar made out of a White Horse Whisky box and costumes and memorabilia.

Connolly says his art bears no relation to comedy or music, and he hopes people won’t judge his works.

‘I didn’t want to put them in a position where people would like or dislike them. They’re little pals of mine. I’ll always draw, I’ll always do it,’ he says.

'Art of Billy Connolly', the People’s Palace, Friday August 28–Thursday February 18. Free entry.

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