I was very happy to make a t-shirt design for Causa Clothing - a nice project to raise awareness and support incredible philanthropic projects based around health, environment and conflict.
My designated cause was Field Ready - a project that helps deliver humanitarian aid around the world with 3D printing. One humanitarian aid tool is produced with one T-Shirt sale. Check the project here.
Brought you by the same lovely people at Anorak, DOT is a quarterly print magazine aimed at boys & girls aged 5 and under. DOT is distributed through bookshops, kids boutiques, school libraries, and the newsstands.
DOT encompasses all aspects of a child’s life, from jumping in puddles to learning through play. I designed a double page spread for Issue 4 - SOUNDS.
In May 2016, I went on a tour around Japan staying in Tokyo, Osaka, Mt Fuji, Kobe and Kyoto exploring, painting and having a nice time!
It was an inspiring trip full of funny experiences and adventures.
I designed the artwork for the first Berlin Seafood Festival at Urban Spree. The funny sea animals were also made into stickers for the event - if you want to get hold of some, send me a mail!
I was the appointed artist for the final commission in the Next Stop Byker programme supported by Newcastle City Council, Arts Council England and Nexus.
After completing a 2 day community consultation residency at Byker station, the metro and surrounding stations I created the design for the printed artwork to be installed on the ticket concourse of the Metro station.
I lead 2 day workshops with the Chinese community in Cheltenham, UK making posters protesting happiness. When the group were asked what they would like to protest, they answered that they have nothing to complain about so I was invited to run the workshops and display the outcome in the gallery alongside the 'Hidden Agenda' exhibition.
In February 2016 I went to Kenya with 4 other artists to paint a wall in The Village Market, Nairobi. I was also lucky enough on the trip to go to painting in Kibera with local artist Bankslave. A beautiful and inspiring adventure.
Organised by Street Art Berlin.
The city is a playground for my ideas and inspiration. After painting a mural on a local Kindergarten in Berlin - I was inspired to develop the social project further. I made a range of tshirts for little people with an idea to use the the proceeds to help the very complex refugee crisis through donations and creative workshops for refugees in Berlin.
This project is in it's early stages and any ideas for collaboration would be welcomed. Get in contact! The tshirts are available here
Redditch, UK 2015
I was the appointed artist by Redditch Borough Council to paint murals on 2 underpasses and design the printed artwork for 3 bus stop shelters, following consultation workshops with the local community.
In 2014 I had a Solo Show at No Walls Gallery in Brighton, UK
I am (not) a Freedom Wizard is a visual narration by Billy, depicting the ups and downs of trying to have a nice time all the time, contrasted with the obstacles one must inevitably face living a life that is free but not free and making an effort to remember the importance of not taking life too seriously, especially if one does not have anything too serious to take from life.
Billy presents an exhibition of new illustrations, paintings and expressions. Promising an outburst of colour, imagination and rationalisation, Billy draws her own conclusions on how best to deal with being (and not being) a freedom wizard.
In 2014, I was a Pick Me Up selected artist at Somerset House in London. Following a recent spell in South Africa, I made a body of work inspired by the places I had been and the things I had seen during the trip.
Urban Spree presented the collaborative street art group show “Dubl Trubl“.
Curated by Dscreet, the show invited street and graffiti artists predominantly from the London scene to Berlin to work in duos and display artworks made on a collaboration basis.
I teamed up with my cool friend and really nice artist Rylsee to make a funny crashed car for the exhibition.
I was asked to work on a project to create a series of images transformed from the iconic fleur-de-lis symbol and logo for the Scout Association, as part of a brand refresh.
I used to live in South Africa for a few years and certain places there will always be some of my favourite places in the world.
I went back to Cape Town for a couple of months at the beginning of 2014 for some very important research and development.
I went to Arnhem in the Netherlands for a 1-week residency to exchange creative ideas with young artists from Berlin and Arnhem resulting in the solo production of a mural in a local Children’s Center.
I Know You Got Soul
In 2014 I went to Croatia to paint a nice wall at Outlook Festival.
Brought to you by the cool people at YOUR:OWN, In 2013, I had a solo exhibition at the HUB store in Berlin, Mitte.
Following the colour chaos of ‘Gossip Calypso’ as part of this years Pictoplasma Character Walk, Billy steps out of the whirl and continues with the second phase of her residency at the HUBstore Berlin with her new exhibition 'Still Life’.
With a hint of sarcasm, Billy presents her own light-hearted still life installation capturing a positive moment in time. It is a visual explorationon growth and trends depicting how life is anything but still. That is until some objects are placed on a table, arranged in a fun and interesting way and multiple drawings and paintings are made of them and eventually stuck on the wall for people to look at and enjoy.
Join Billy for her third solo show in the year 2013 as she recognizes that there is always too much to do and real life never stays still.
I was delighted to participate in the Pictoplasma Contemporary Character Design and Art Festival for 2 years running.
In 2012 as part of the character walk alongside Lowbros with our joint exhibition 'Where the Weird Things Are' we painted an old petrol station turned into a creative space at the FIT - freie internationale tankstelle
In 2013 I was a conference speaker and had a solo exhibition title 'Gossip Calypso' at the HUB store, Berlin.
Part of my installation wall painting was animated by J Balla.
In 2013 i was invited to have a solo exhibition at Common in Manchester. I spent a week painting the inside and outside of the bar and installing my artwork in line with my exhibition title - Too Much Vino.
'Too Much Vino‘ is a visual account from Billy beginning in her younger days on a river in South Africa, observing her parents and their friends get completely drunk and disorderly, right through to the present day where Billy resides in Berlin and enjoys a drop of wine herself. It is a documentation exploring how the development of a taste for wine, a love of colour and the search for happiness can work together in such harmony (or not, if you’ve drunk too much).
In January 2015, I was invited through The Creators Project to paint a big model of Shaun The Sheep as part of a documentary project curated by VICE promoting the newly released film from Aardman. More documentation of the project here
In 2012, 2013 and 2014 I spent some days in Mirow, Germany painting on the Fusion site before the magical festival madness began.
In 2013, I was the appointed artist for the Subism Blank Canvas Project in partnership with Derby City Council and Quad.
I ran a week programme of workshops in local primary schools to engage with young people and find out more about their city. These workshops directly influenced the final artwork resulting in a 40m mural to brighten up the Mercian way bypass.
In 2013, as part of the Blaby Road Park revamp in South Wigston UK, I was commissioned to paint the skate park following workshops held with local young people and skate park users ensuring shared ownership and pride over the final artwork.
In 2012, I was the appointed artist to manage the community consultation, design development and painting of a long blank wall on the White Grounds Estate in London.
The project was part of the Dulux Let's Colour Scheme, a project committed to make a positive difference in people’s lives globally.