Comedians exhibit art for Vic Reeves film

Monday 18th April 2022, 10:30am by Jay Richardson

A Brush With Comedy. Vic Reeves

A new exhibition celebrating the relationship between art and comedy will showcase the work of Vic Reeves and other comedians.

Works by Reeves, under his birth name Jim Moir, will appear alongside those of Simon Munnery, Spencer Jones, Bec Hill and Miriam Elia in A Brush With Comedy next month in London.

The exhibition is being filmed to feature in the documentary of the same name, directed by Reeves's son Louis Moir, in which the comedians discuss the crossover between their creative vocations.

Reeves is exhibiting three of his paintings at Gallery Different on 26th May, while Munnery has contributed three sculptures and an interactive piece. Paintings from Jones and Hill will also be on display, with the latter having also worked on a t-shirt, while Elia has created a print and short film.

With a chance to bid for some of the art in a silent charity auction, the night is described as "an exclusive opportunity to view their visually striking and hysterically funny artworks".

Louis Moir told British Comedy Guide: "The film should widen peoples perception of art. Not all art has to be serious, some art should make you laugh. Laughing or crying, it's all the same. 

"It's been a long, personal journey for me, and I hope people enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it."

Executive produced by Perry Trevers, A Brush With Comedy is produced by Alex Page and Kevin Proctor for StudioPOW, which made the stand-up comedy film Funny Cow, starring Maxine Peake and featuring Reeves and John Bishop, and is producing Vic & Bob's long-gestating comedy film The Glove, about Michael Jackson's training glove.

Meanwhile, Reeves is also exhibiting at the Grosvenor Gallery in London from 13th May and the Cornwall Contemporary Gallery from 4th June.

Share this page