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I am an artist and filmmaker currently based in Cornwall. Primarily employing the use of moving image, my practice explores narrative in conjunction with place and social history, often re-contextualising these ideas within a modern context. In addition to this my work is often concerned with the act of looking and by extension, philosophies surrounding the camera itself. 

* Upon exploring my website you may be surprised with the lack of moving image content available to watch. This is for a number of reasons, most important of which being - the context in which my work is viewed. The films I make are often designed with a specific presentation in mind and should be experienced in this environment where possible.



​- Cultivator Creative Investment Grant. 2022  

​- Cornwall Heritage Trust grant. Cornwall. 2021  

​- FEAST project grant. Cornwall. 2021

- Member of the 'New Wave Jury' Cornwall film festival. 2021 

​- Recipient of Black Dogs Artist Bursary. 2019​ 

- Porthmeor Artist residency award, St.Ives. 2018


- 'Great Trees of Cornwall' Gardens of Heligan. May 2023

- 'Bridge the Tamar' Mirror Gallery, Plymouth. March - May 2023

- 'Great Trees of Cornwall' Tremenheere Sculpture gallery. Penzance. March 2023

- 'Dowr Tamar' Grays Wharf gallery, Penryn. January 2023 ​​

- 'Studio Kura art residency exhibition', Itoshima, Japan. November 2022

- 'Glean' Back Lane West, Redruth. April 2022 

- 'Flatverse' Goldfish bowl gallery, Falmouth. March 2022

​- 'The Chorus of Faff' The Plough Arts centre, Torrington. February - March 2022

- 'King Dog?' Miners and Mechanics institute, St.Agnes. November 2021 

- 'Keskorra’ Porthmeor studios, St.Ives. October 2021    

- 'Earthly Bodies' The Cornish Bank, Falmouth. September 2021   

- 'Silent Film Showcase' 44AD Bath Fringe festival, Bath. June 2021  ​

- 'All about looking' Grays Wharf gallery, Penryn. May 2021

- 'together / apart ' That Art Gallery, Bristol.May 2020​​

- Falmouth University Degree show, Falmouth. May 2019​

- 'In Residency' Fox galleries, Woodlane campus, Falmouth. November 2018 ​

- 'Lick the battery' Fish Factory Arts, Penryn. November 2018​

- '6/5' Porthmeor studios, St.Ives. July 2018​

- 2nd year Fine Art exhibition at Poly, Falmouth. March 2018​

- 'All change' Bath college. May 2015



- Studio Kura. Itoshima prefecture, Japan. November 2022

- Participant in the Cornwall Workshop, Kestle Barton. March 2022​

- Four month Artist residency at Back lane west, Redruth. January - May 2022 

- Month long Artist residency at Porthmeor studios, St.Ives. July 2018​


- 'Encounters Film Festival' The Watershed, Bristol. September 2023

- 'Keskorra Club’ Porthmeor studios, St.Ives. July 2023

- 'Keskorra Club’ Gwithian Chapel. June 2023

- 'Cultivator Mixer: River Reflections with Calstock Arts' Calstock. May 2023

- 'Film Night' The Pearl Exchange, Bude. January 2023  

- 'Dream BIG' Pool School Gallery, Pool. January 2020  

- 'Porthmeor studios experimental film evening' St.Ives. April 2019/2017 



- 'Keskorra’ project. 2021/2023

- 'Dream BIG’ Project with Pool School Gallery, Pool. November - January 2020


- Guest Lecturer at Falmouth University. 2023

- Super 8 Workshop at Penryn College. 2023



- BA(Hons)Fine Art, Falmouth university. First Class. 2016-2019​

- Art Foundation at Bath college. Distinction. 2014-2015​

- Extended Diploma In Art and Design at Bath College. 2012-2014

Samuel Bestwick.                                                                                                                                       23/01/96

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