8 Apr 2018

Bill Riley's art from waste

From Standing Room Only, 1:35 pm on 8 April 2018

Christchurch abstract artist Bill Riley collects rubbish from the beaches where he goes surfing - so much rubbish, that he's weaving it into his latest art exhibition to make a point about ocean pollution. In his upcoming show Turbulence, Bill's used plastic and other materials instead of brushes to apply paint, much of it old discarded paint he's foraged for, to his trademark mirrored aluminium panels. Bill Riley talks to Lynn Freeman about what he's exploring in his new Turbulence paintings. The exhibition opens at Antoinette Godkin Gallery in Auckland on Tuesday.