Brian Hartley is a Glasgow based artist whose work is a combination of visual art, photography and design. Integrating these skills with his experience as a physical performer, Brian has created multi disciplinary collaborative performance works through his company stillmotion.
Much of stillmotion’s work is aimed at a multi-generational audience and incorporates participation and performance. Productions include We Dance, wee groove (2008), a large scale dance event integrating dance, projection, music, participation and performance which has toured to sell out audiences nationally and internationally; and Scotch Hoppers (2012), a dance installation inspired by street games and performance that will form part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.
Brian also designs for theatre and dance and has worked with a variety of dance and theatre companies in Scotland and internationally including The National Theatre of Scotland, Retina Dance Company (Belgium), Starcatchers, Tabula Rasa Dance Company, The Arches Theatre Company and Borderline.
His work with theatre has also involved working as a physical performer with companies such as Oceanallover, Tabula Rasa Dance Company, Conflux and Derevo.
As a visual artist Brian has created visual work with drawing, painting and photography, and has exhibited work nationally and internationally with recent work commissioned by the University of Stirling Visual Art Collection.
Brian’s multi disciplinary work has also led him to work with many local authorities and arts companies across Scotland and in England delivering a range of participatory arts activities incorporating visual art, design and dance.
From 2012 to 2014 Brian was an Associate Artist with Imaginate, and has been part of Fresh Tracks Europe, a network to support development of dance for young audiences in Europe.