Approved: 08.06.2012

Alison Bettles

Artist, Gallerist, Arts administrator, Lecturer / academic

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Approved: 08.06.2012

I am interested in the constructed image, questioning assumptions of photographic truth that play with the boundaries of the medium and engage with ideas of theatricality, fiction, and performance. My photographic practice is consistently connected to the familial and domestic space whilst questioning the relationship between the sculptural and the photographic. Using found, familiar and household

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  • Location: Eastbourne, South East
  • Activities: Lecturing, Exhibitions programme, Photographic documentation
  • Categories: Curatorial project, Photography, Research
 

Biography

I am interested in the constructed image, questioning assumptions of photographic truth that play with the boundaries of the medium and engage with ideas of theatricality, fiction, and performance. My photographic practice is consistently connected to the familial and domestic space whilst questioning the relationship between the sculptural and the photographic. Using found, familiar and household objects I create ephemeral installations and scenarios where the home becomes a backdrop or theatre set for my picture making. These purpose built sets represent an analysis of both photography and sculpture creating a slippage between the documentary and the theatrical, fact and fiction whilst referencing the everyday, rituals and obsessions of home. The photograph becomes more than just a document of these fabricated constructions that remain ambiguous in their nature and purpose.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2011 - MA Photography, Brighton University, Brighton 2008 - BA Photography, Brighton University, Brighton Group exhibitions 2013 - Pistols and Pollinators, 1-5 Albert Road, Queens Park, London 2012 - East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne 2012 - Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2012, Photographers Gallery, London 2011 - MADE: Brighton MA Photography Graduation Show 2011, Brighton University, Brighton 2010 - UKX10, Seoul Lotte Avenuel, Seoul Artist talks 2011 - Professional Practice, Artists Talks, Brighton Publications 2013 - Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age- Del Lowenthal 2012 - Blow Magazine-Still Life, Platform Magazine Dec 2013