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INTERVIEW WITH BILLY CHILDISH

March 27, 2008

Mike Chavez Dawson interviewed Billy Childish during a performance evening at The Whitworth Art Gallery.

Billy Childish is a cult figure in America, Europe and Japan. Painter, poet and song writer - in a twenty year period he has published over 40 collections of his poetry, recorded over 100 full-length independent LP's and produced over 2000 paintings.

Name
- Billy Childish

Current job and place of employment
- Painter, writer and musician

What did you study at sixth form or college?
- Left secondary education at 16 and entered the Naval Dockyard at Chatham as an apprentice stonemason.

Did you go to University or any other higher education institution? If so, where and what did you study?
- St Martin's School of Art to study painting, BA Hons Fine Art, however this was short-lived and I was expelled in 1982.

What was or who was the biggest influence on your choice of career?
- Vincent Van Gogh



Mike Chavez-Dawson is an interdisciplinary artist, fascinated with the place where the worlds of Media and Art collide and intermesh. He is also Visual Arts Editor for "Flux Magazine", founding curator for Flux Space and adviser for State Of Flux.

Name
- Mike Chavez-Dawson

Current job and place of employment
- Artist

What did you study at sixth form or college?
- Art, Photography, Art History and Film Studies

Did you go to University or any other higher education institution? If so, where and what did you study?
- Manchester Metropolitan University, BA Hons Interactive Arts and MA Art as Environment

What was or who was the biggest influence on your choice of career?
- My Grandad


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