Bethan Highgate-Betts Devon, United Kingdom
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A passionate and imaginative artist working in a variety of mediums she creates works which offer a new way of looking at something familiar. Having previously taken on commissions from organisations such as The BFI, Doc Next Media and Bath Fringe, she has had her short film, performance and visual pieces shown throughout the UK.

Bethan Highgate-Betts is a freelance artist, writer and maker based in the South West. Since graduating from Falmouth University in 2013 she has gone on to forge a successful creative career.

Working in film, performance and installation Bethan has been commissioned by organisations such as The BFI, Doc Next Media, Exeter Phoenix, Strive Festival and JOLT International Theatre Festival. With her short film, performance and visual pieces being shown throughout the UK and internationally.

Writing commissioned plays and sketches for The London Short Play Festival 2015, The Smooth Faced Gents Work Bard Play Bard events and the QuickSmart Comedy Radio Show. As well as being published for both her poetry and short stories.

Bethan is a passionate and imaginative artist, who strives to create works that offer a new way of looking at the familiar.

Artwork

Britten's Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes - Film Commission, Film, 2017

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Basic Space, Performance, 2016, N/A

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Pink, Film, 2016

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Living Space, Live Installation, 2016

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Collage City , Collage, 2016

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Our Space, 2016

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Fallen Apple, Play, 2015

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Natural Construction, Photography , 2014

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Play Time, Interactive Performance, 2015

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36B, Performance, 2014

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Write Back, Interactive Installation, 2014

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Badger Politics, Film, 2014

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Inside Space, Film, 2015

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Fragments, Film, 2016

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The London Houseing Crisis, Film, 2015

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1.0 Space , Film, 2017

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Past projects

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Basic Space @ The Future Project

22/10/2016

Basic Space featured in The Future Project line up.

Inland Arts Festival, Redruth Details

London Houseing Crisis

30/03/2015 to 31/03/2015

A commission by the BFI and Doc Next Media for an info short film on the London housing crisis. Debut at The BFI.

BFI South Bank, London Details

Basic Space @ Plymouth Fringe

01/06/2016 to 04/06/2016

Basic Space debut at Plymouth Fringe 2016.

The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth Details

36B

27/09/2014

36B a solo performance written/performed by myself - a work in progress, debt at the 2014 Calm Down Dear festival of feminism at Camden Peoples Theatre. I

Camden Peoples Theatre, London Details

Harbour Brewing Co. Label Design

11/02/2015

In 2015 I designed a label for Harbour Brewing Co. and their collaboration with Five Times Madder Tom. The design was used on cans, bottles and in bars around the UK throughout the year.

Falmouth, Falmouth Details

Our Space

22/06/2016 to 27/06/2016

Our Space was a 2016 exhibition that I curated for The Edwardian Cloakrooms Bristol, as part of a week long residency given by Bristol City Council.

The Edwardian Cloakrooms, Bristol Details

Fallen Apple

08/07/2015 to 10/07/2015

My play Fallen Apple was one of the 4 plays selected for the London Short Play Festival 2015.

London Short Play Festival, Lodnon Details

Basic Space @ Party in the Town

12/05/2017

Basic Space was a part of the Party in the Town lineup.

Party i the Town, Totnes Details

Fragments @ Two Short Nights Film Festival

01/12/2016 to 02/12/2016

Fragments is a short film that produced by Wax Jar for the 2016 Exeter Phoenix 48 Hour Film Challenge. The film went on to be screened at the 48 Hour Film premier during the Two Short Nights Film Festival, as well as being shown in the Studio 74 Cinema in Exeter before Arrival throughout December.

Exeter Pheonix, Exeter Details

Visiting Artist @ Strive Festival

09/04/2015 to 13/04/2015

I was invited to be a visiting artist during the 2015 Strive Festival at the Southbank Centre. Collaborating with other artists and creating an artwork that was presented in the Claw Ballroom on the final night of the festival.

The Southbank Centre, London Details

PopUp! Scotland Colab @ Edinburgh Fringe

10/08/2016

I created a collage response to the city live at C Venues for PopUp! Scotland.

C Venues, Edinburgh Details

Write Back

01/07/2014 to 11/07/2014

An interactive installation that was exhibited throughout the festival.

JOLT International Festival of Theatre, Gloucester Details

Pink debut @ Two Short Nights

02/12/2016 to 03/12/2016

Pink debut at the Two Short Nights film festival 2016.

Exeter Pheonix, Exeter Details

Awards Production

01/12/2014 to 31/12/2014

In 2014 I was commissioned to make 5 awards for the Two Short Nights Film Festival at Exeter Phoenix.

Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Details

Pink

01/02/2017 to 22/02/2017

My short film Pink was part of the program at Corvallis Queer Film Festival in the USA 2017.

Corvallis Queer Film Festival, USA Details

Inside Space

01/05/2015 to 31/05/2015

Short Film Inside Space commissioned and exhibited at Bath Fringe. Gallery 44Ad.

Bath Fringe, Bath Details

Play Time

03/10/2015

An interactive performance on the importance of play for Camden Peoples Theatre's Fun Palaces event.

Camden Peoples Theatre, London Details

Basic Space @ Poltimore Festival

04/06/2016 to 03/06/2017

Basic Space has featured in the Politmore theatre lineup in 2016 & 2017.

Poltimore House, Exeter Details

Natural Construction

16/10/2014 to 18/10/2014

My photography was included in the Night Contact exhibition 2014.

Night Contact, Brighton Details

Living Space

26/05/2016

First Line Theatre took the live installation Living Space to Hijacked 2016.

Hijacked Festival, Exeter Details

Badger Politics @ Strive Festival

09/04/2015 to 13/04/2015

Badger Politics is a series of mockumentory shorts based around the 2015 General Election.

A series of shorts that took real people talking about their real feeling towards politics, except they're dressed as badgers. Through visual comedy Badger Politics creates a space in which young people can openly engage with and talk about politics....

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