Sura Medura Sri Lanka residency_ reflections

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in dance, design, events, photography, visual art | No Comments

Back in Glasgow watching the snow fall gently on an Easter Monday afternoon and reflecting on 6 weeks of sunshine and creativity at the Sura Medura residency in Sri Lanka, an inspiring, creative and immersive experience. Spending time in the company of the other artists; finding friendships, inspiring conversations, adventures in Hikkauwa and around Sri […]

Sura Medura Sri Lanka residency_half way

This week marks the halfway point of the Sura Medura residency project. We have all settled into a working pattern at the Sunbeach hotel, sharing mealtimes together and then working on each of our own projects during the days, sharing ideas and developments with each other over food and evening gin and tonic watching the […]

Tales of a Grandson Imaginate 2016

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in design, events, photography | No Comments

Set Design and Photography for Tales of a Grandson with Andy Cannon, Wendy Weatherby and Red Bridge Arts. Following the success of the show in 2014, the company revisited the work t make a smaller more pourable version and presented the show at Imaginate, performing at the Family Weekend in the Museum of Scotland and […]

Poggle and Tales of a Grandson at Imaginate 2016

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in dance, design, events, photography | No Comments

Toggle by Barrowland Ballet and Tales of  Grandson by Andy Cannon, are both being performed at Imaginate 2016 in May 2016 in Edinburgh. Brian took production stills for Poggle and designed the set and also took the photos for Tales of a Grandson, with shows feature on the festival publicity.

Cinderella panto design, illustration + photography

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in design, photography | No Comments

Working with Glasgow Life and a lovely cast and creative team on Glasgow Life’s annual touring panto, visiting Glasgow Life community venues in December 2015. This year’s show is Cinderella from a  script by Johnny McKnight. Working from illustration for publicity to set and costume design and photography.’s-festive-show.aspx  

Photography and design for Candoco Dance Company online publication

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in dance, design, photography, visual art | No Comments

Candoco Dance Company’s In Dialogue programme is a series of conversations with influential artists and practitioners, aiming to advance the level and clarity of artistic and critical dialogue within the dance and disability sector. Curated by Luke Pell with design and photography by Brian Hartley Contributions from Marc Brew, Caroline Bowditch, Rosemary Lee, Claire Cunningham […]

Independance 4 print design

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in dance, design, photography | No Comments
Independance 4 print design

design and photography for Independance 4 spring tour 2015, March and April dates across Scotland. Large format posters back from the printers, looking forward to seeing them at venues on the tour. A wonderful programme of work from Independance quartet with choreography by Christine Devaney, Ramesh Meyyappan and Stopgap Dance Company.  

Tales of a Grandson reviews

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in dance, design, reviews | No Comments
Tales of a Grandson reviews

Tales of a Grandson reviews from the Herald, The Scotsman and The Edinburgh Guide. The Herald Mary Brennan 28th October 2014 ***** The various tales that Andy Cannon beguiles us with in this three-part foray into his own, and Scotland’s, provenance stem from halcyon days in 1974 when – with Grandpa at the wheel of […]

Scotch Hoppers press coverage

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in dance, events, reviews | No Comments
Scotch Hoppers press coverage

The Herald review Mary Brennan Monday 28 July 2014 With a hop, skip, and a jump – it’s playtime! And as we loll back in deck chairs, enjoying Stillmotion’s dancers Penny Chivas, Melanie Forbes-Broomes and Scott Houston, in their natty tartan outfits (by Jennie Loof), the children’s game of hopscotch becomes a clever choreography of […]

Evening Times photo shoot

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in dance, design, events, photography | No Comments
Evening Times photo shoot

A beautiful sunny day for a photoshoot, many thanks to Wendy for arranging the photographer and for jennie for some period styling of the company, and the dancers for willingness to jump and perform in the street for passers by.