ben browton: biography
- Born Isle Of Wight
- Graduated from Goldsmiths’ College, London (BA Hons Fine Art)
- IDENTITY PARADE, Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings
- CAMERANTICS, Indo Bar, Whitechapel, London (as part of Alternative Arts East End Photo Month)
- Installation of PARATYPES at Hales Gallery, Deptford, London
- FUNDAMENT/FIRMAMENT, Soho, London (for Alternative Arts)
- RetroSpecTive, Carpenters Road Open Studios, Stratford, London
- PASSION, Gasworks Gallery, London
- TRAVELLING LIGHT, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland (supported by British Council)
- Contemporary Arts Society Market, London
- ANGELS ON THE FLYPAPER, Diorama Gallery, London
- FRAGMENTS OF FALSE HOUSES, Pomery Purdy Gallery, London
- HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE, Flaxman Gallery, London
- Riverside Open Exhibition, Hammersmith, London
- THE SHELF SHOW, Kettles’ Yard, Cambridge
- Kuntlerhaus Klenzestrasse, Munich, Germany (supported by British Council)
- ‘X’ SHOW, Barbican Arts Centre, London.
other related activities
- Co-ran +PLUSH+ cultural showroom in Norman Road, St. Leonards.
- Art Director/Prop Maker on THE AIR CATCHERS (including the purpose-built FRESH AIR DETECTOR), a short film by Plush Productions. Currently working as same on WITCH:CANDY short film for Plush Productions.
- Performances as Ben the Wendy at various venues including Gay Pride, 12 Bar, London and for Apples & Snakes and Don’t Feed The Poets.
- Sister Bendy in Eurotrash for Rapido TV. Slots with Antoine De Caunes and various nutty European artists.
- diVaDELiCa performance duo with Luis Hatred Dayton at various London venues and for Battenburg and Nux Vomica.
- Guitar/clarinet/improviser for The Kreutzer Quintet music group at Goldsmiths and also public performances with Stephen Taylor-Woodrow/the Tryptich Man at Coracle Press, Air Gallery etc
- Singer/songwriter with The Shapes punk band. Gigs around UK and supporting The Cure, The Fall, The Saints and The Killjoys. Also recorded session for John Peel/Radio One.
- The Shapes
- PART OF THE FURNITURE e.p. on SOFA RECORDS (1979)
- AIRLINE DISASTER/BLAST OFF! 7" on Good Vibrations Records (1980)
- SONGS FOR SENSIBLE PEOPLE cd album on Overground Records (1998)
- BATMAN IN THE LAUNDERETTE included on MESSTHETICS #103 compilation on Hyped2Death Records, USA (2007).
- Included in ROUGH GUIDE TO ROCK (published by Rough Guides 2003)
- Included in THE CUSTOMISED BODY by Housk Randall and Ted Polhemus (Serpents Tail 1997)
- TRAVELLING LIGHT catalogue (to coincide with 1995 exhibition)
- Issue No. 5 of i-D magazine featuring the AQUAVISION.
- BEN BROWTON currently lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex