Bex Anson is an emerging circus director & scenographer who has come through the DIY performance & visual arts scene in Glasgow. A graduate from the Painting dept at the Glasgow School of Art (2006), Bex went on to train in visual theatre with the likes of Philip Gaullier, Mick Barnfather and Hillary Westlake. Interested in experimental environments and collective synergy she works across dance, circus and live art to create often site-specific immersive performances for all ages.
During her final year at GSA she co founded the site-specific artist-run gallery Lowsalt (2006-2010) and curated over 30 exhibitions ranging from a sculpture park in a waste-ground to inflatable public sculptures, drawing battles to residencies in shipping containers. Lowsalt was part of the 2008 & 2010 commissioned program for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, sat on its invited Artistic advisory committee and took part in GILearn
Bex was a co-founder & artist with Glasgow’s 85A (2008-2014), a critically acclaimed collective of 12 artists who conceived some of the most exciting multidisciplinary work in the city over the past decade including major commissions for Glasgow Film festival, Commonwealth Games, NVA and The Arches.
As the newly appointed director of Bassline Circus, Bex created her first, large scale outdoor circus show The Boomtown Games and is currently developing FLIP: A Vectorised Circus Concert. FLIP is being developed in partnership with Jacksons Lane, Stratford Circus and Tramway’s Dance International Glasgow (2019), the show has been selected as ‘artist in residence ‘ with NoFitState + New Vic Theatre ‘Past, Present and Future’ program- celebrating 250 years since the birth of modern circus (March 2018).
As part of Dance International Glasgow (2017) her collaborative Dance + Av performance VOID inspired by JG Ballard’s Concrete Island was re-staged in a sunken waste-ground under Glasgow’s M74 motorway and will be touring a mixture of blackbox theatres, brutalist carparks and 70’s office blocks in 2018/19
VOID and FLIP are produced in association with Jill Smith and Kathryn Boyle from FERAL
Bex has been collaborating with her husband AV designer /Technical director Dav Bernard for over 10 years.
Available for prospective projects and collaborations