Brian Hartley

  • Brian Hartley

Brian Hartley is a Glasgow based artist whose work is a combination of visual art, photography, performance and design. His work has evolved through different forms via creative projects with many companies and artists in Scotland and internationally. Integrating these skills with his experience as a physical performer, Brian creates multi disciplinary collaborative performance events through his company stillmotion.

Much of stillmotion's work is aimed at a multi-generational audience and in-corporates participation and performance. Productions include We Dance, wee groove an interactive dance event for young children touring interna-tionally since 2008 and Scotch Hoppers, a participatory installation inspired by children’s street games which culminated in closing a steet in Glasgow during the 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme and creating an inter-active playground and performance space.

Brian has worked in educational settings and with young audiences for many years: in summer 2019 taking part in a residency in the annual Choreodome project at The Place in London devising a new dance and science work for young audiences with choreographer Subathra Subramaniam: leading crea-tive sessions for the Starcatchers Creative Skills programme for early years staff; working on a schools project as part of the 2018 Architecture Biennale with lead artists Wave Particle; from 2017 - 2019 Brian was part of an Erasmus research project with Starcatchers, partnering arts organisations in Scotland, The Netherlands and France exploring creative practice in early years child care settings; devised an interactive training programme on digital photog-raphy for nursery settings in Stirlingshire; led schools and nursery projects with schools in China, France and Italy integrating visual art and movement into performative artworks and events; and was an Associate Artist with Imagi-nate from 2012-14.