Remembering Milton Keynes’ Bill at colourful Fenny Stratford show

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A current exhibition being housed at The Tecton Art Centre in Fenny Stratford is celebrating one of the area’s best-loved and fondly remembered personalities.

Bill Billings was one of MK’s real characters – uncompromising, engaging and hugely talented.

He passed away at Christmas in 2007, but his memory lives on – through those that knew him of course, but also through his vast body of work – including the dinosaur who still stands tall at Peartree Bridge today.

“Thankfully, the family had kept so much information, letters, rejections and congratulations from Bill’s life that we saw the possibility to host an in depth retrospective of his life and the legacy he has left behind for his family and for Milton Keynes,” said Sara Young from the Art Centre.

The show will continue until April 6, and boasts a full timeline of Bill’s work, alongside an exhibition of work by his son, Piewaste, who has followed in his father’s footsteps and is a prolific artist in his own right.

“Piewaste is following in his Dad’s footsteps and he will be one to watch both now and in the future,” she added.

Artwork from both artists will be for sale, and proceeds will go to Bill’s family.

Entry to the gallery – located at 46A Church Street – is free. Opening hours are 10am-5pm daily.