Tilby wearing shoe

Tilby wearing shoe

This site shows a wide range of projects from the 1970s and 80s  including exhibition work  -  an early collection of edible fashion wear addressing diet obsessions, recycled chandeliers from bones, pictures from fag-ends, and Twin Cheeks - painted bottoms. Tilby aims to balance commercial entertainment projects with art for art's sake.

Tilby designed award-winning comedy shows such as  Father Ted , Spitting Image, for camp comic Julian Clary, also operas for Covent Garden Opera and sets and costume for theatre. Tilby initially wrote and developed the feature film The Paperhouse, produced in 1988 by Working Title Films. Other projects include sculpture installation a public artwork by the London Olympic site for Bellway Homes and sculpture for the SAS Charity at the UK Surf Championships  sponsored by Vans & Reef.

Tilby's most recent art rant is about western foot-binding :  TORTURED SOLES  exhibited in central London and Scotland during 2013 following an operation on her feet.


An eco-centric make-aholic, Tilby recycles materials and stuff that we throw away, so formed Trash Factory CIC   producing junk sculptures and running creative workshops to promote sustainable design.

For further workshop information, please contact Tilby directly through this site or through www.trashfactory.co.uk


In 1998, Tilby formed BIGFRIEZE  with print partner Macro Art and with other UK printers to produce digital print, giant building wraps and backdrops using a wide range of substrates and textiles. Projects included wrapping Selfridges, Oxford Street  in 2000 and the Tour De France  canopy and installation in Trafalgar Square 2008. 


RFTS ( Royal Film and Television Society )  Design nomination for Brazen Hussies, BAFTA ( British Association of Film & Television Awards) Design Nomination for Alice Through The Looking GlassSilver Arrow ( advertising for a Spitting Image/Der Speigel commercial )  Silver  Arrow at Cannes, and D&AD awards (for A.T & T commercial, USA ).

International Video Festival Golden Eyeball Award (Edinburgh and at the ICA )  - Tilby directed and produced "Domestic Arrangements" for the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol. Exhibition  Design Award for the BBC Big Book Bash, Birmingham NEC, 1995.

Finally, thank you to all  the collaborators and participants who have helped to create and support these projects.

Everything beyond an idea - is teamwork.