• Bill Drummond, United Kingdom

Bill Drummond, United Kingdom


Born in 1953, lives and works in London.

Bill Drummond is a Scottish musician, media personality, record producer, writer and artist. Since leaving Liverpool College of Art in 1973 he has used various ways to investigate and converse with the cultural landscape. These investigations and conversations have found expression via the written word, pop music and actions.

Bill Drummond is best known as a co-founder of late 1980s avant-garde "pop group" The KLF and its 1990s "avant-art" media-manipulating successor, the K Foundation, with which he burned a million pounds in 1994.  He has had numerous one-man exhibitions in major UK regional galleries. Since 1998, all Drummond's work has been framed within the context of The Penkiln Burn. He produced a variety of different conceptual art projects, and helped to set-up The Foundry, an arts centre in Shoreditch, London.

His written words include the following books: The Manual (1989), Bad Wisdom (1996), 45 (2000), How To Be An Artist (2002), and The Wild Highway (2005).

Website: www.penkilnburn.com

Billd Drummond. Standing in the Penkiln Burn Clutching Salmon and Bluebells. © Tracey Moberly