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Ben Hartley

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Ben Hartley is a Bristol based artist primarily working in sculpture and installation.

Harnessing their perpetual state of eco-anxiety and preoccupation with material waste, for the last four years Ben’s practice has been centred around experimenting with low-impact, non-extractive and ecologically sustainable approaches to art-making with a focus on sculptural practice. Informed by the self-initiated method of working the Circular Practice, research, mapping, visual histories and speculative fiction, Ben is interested in telling stories through objects and materials.


Ruderal, Bricks Podcast episode

Ben Hartley examines the parallels between Ruderal plant species and their expert ability to colonise disturbed lands, and the processes of gentrification and urban regeneration.

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