Tilby wearing shoe

Tilby wearing shoe

Artwork here includes  PRET A MANGER edible fashion wear 1978  confronting diet obsession, recycled chandeliers  1983  from human bones, FAG-END art 1982, and TWIN CHEEKS  painted bottoms and rear views. 

Tilby has designed award-winning comedy series such as  Father Ted , Spitting Image,  for camp comic Julian Clary,  operas for Covent Garden Opera House, 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.

TORTURED SOLES (western foot-binding)  exhibited in central London Hoxton, Soho, Covent Garden then Scotland during 2013 following Tilby's foot operation.  TORTURED SOLES will travel to West Kerry  for April 2019


Eco-centric make-aholic, Tilby recycles throw-away materials so formed Trash Factory CIC running creative workshops to promote sustainable design.

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


1998, Tilby formed BIGFRIEZE  with print partner Macro Art 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  installed 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, a big Thank You to the collaborators and participants who have helped with these projects.