Brian Hartley is a Glasgow based artist whose work is a combination of visual art, photography and design and through his company Stillmotion, creates multi disciplinary performance events.
Much of Stillmotion‘s work is aimed at a multi-generational audience and incorporates participation and performance. Productions include We Dance, wee groove an interactive dance event for young children which has toured to sell out audiences nationally and internationally since 2008, most recently a successful tour to Shanghai in January 2016, and Scotch Hoppers, a dance installation inspired by street games and performance that formed part of the Cultural Programme for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Brian has created stage designs with many dance and theatre companies including; The National Theatre of Scotland, Andy Cannon, Macrobert Arts Centre, Retina Dance Company, Starcatchers, Tabula Rasa Dance Company, The Arches Theatre Company, Borderline, and photography for dance and theatre companies with recent work for Scottish Dance Theatre, Company of Wolves, Barrowland Ballet, Indepen-dance.
Connecting much of Brian’s recent performance and visual work has been a commitment to work with and for children and young people, Brian has worked with Starcatchers on many projects over the past ten years, as designer, and arts practitioner and is currently part of the Creative Skills programme. Brian has been an Associate Artist with Imaginate and has worked extensively with arts organisations and local authorities in Scotland and UK delivering a wide variety of arts programmes. In 2014 his work was published on a book charting a project developing photographic skills with early years in Stirling Council: Reggio Emilio Encounters: children and adults in collaboration.