Born On A Rainy Day launches in Glasgow

Our collectors were treated to a surprise last night when award-winning actor, comedian and TV presenter Billy Connolly stopped by our Glasgow gallery to launch the third instalment of his sell-out collection, Born On A Rainy Day. The hand-signed collection is now available to buy online and in galleries nationwide. 

Free Flight

Billy Connolly

Hang Glider

Billy Connolly

One Man's Band

Billy Connolly

About Born On A Rainy Day

The selection of humorous black-and-white drawings takes its name from a drizzly 2007 day in Montreal, Canada, where Billy was touring. Keen to escape the rain, he visited a local art shop and bought felt tips and a sketchbook. His efforts paid off: five years later, in 2012, he celebrated his first-ever foray into fine art - which was an instant success.   

Speaking about his love for creating art, Billy says: “My art bears no relation to comedy or music. It is pure and unjudged and I am creating for myself. It is personal and private, whereas with a film, comedy show or music you expect people to be critiquing, watching, assessing. Art is different - it liberates you.”

"Billy Connolly is a true national treasure and we couldn't feel more privileged. His artwork has a unique, humorous charm which has always been hugely popular - and the new pieces are no exception."

Nicola Duffy

Gallery Manager

Hitting the headlines

Given Billy’s huge popularity in his native Scotland and beyond, it’s no surprise that news of his collection launch and appearance at our gallery went viral overnight. He was subsequently featured in titles such as BBC News,  i News  and the Scottish Sun. The star later appeared on The One Show to chat about his collection and his new book: Made in Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country. 

He also appeared in the BBC Two documentary Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland over Christmas. 

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From the blog

#ASKBILLY: Billy Connolly answers your questions


'The Big Yin' revealed the fifth instalment of his Born On A Rainy Day collection. To celebrate, we gave collectors the chance to have their questions answered by the award-winning comedian.

Billy Connolly | Born On A Rainy Day | 2022


Two new sculptures are available to pre-order now. A must-have for any Billy fan, the eighth release from his Born On A Rainy Day series is his boldest and most colourful collection to date, also featuring six hand-signed limited edition graphics.

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