Images from ACW projects (with Sculptor Mandy Lane) - 2018
Freelance Creative Practitioner (ACW)
Arts Council of Wales Art Associate.
My art disciplines include:
Film Making - Animation - Sculpture - Songwriting/Recording - Visual Mixed Media, Illustration - Creative Text - Storytelling - Portraiture
(Please explore the drop down menu for more detailed information on these different areas).
I have had several successful fine art exhibitions and as a composer and performing singer-songwriter have toured extensively worldwide.
I have been a professional artist since 1986 operating as a 'Socially Engaged Artist' in a wide range of disciplines and contexts working within but not limited to: schools, palliative care settings, community festivals, hospitals, BAME, justice system, mental health/learning difficulties and disability sectors, intergenerational and multi faith groups. (CV - download)
Creative Director: People Around Here
I founded the community arts charity People Around Here where I held the positions of Creative Director/Learning & Engagement Officer and Lead Artist. PAH have been engaging schools and local communities in collaborative cross-arts projects and tutoring classes since 1996 and have now evolved into Hushland Creative.
I created Hushland Portraits as on online portrait service - Hand drawn Portraits from photographs - I am currently developing this into a wider 'Wellbeing" service for use in hospitals, hospices and nursing homes.
Hushland Records is a small independent record label co-run by Rachel and myself and our work can heard using the Band Camp links on our pages.
Teacher Review from ACW Lead Creative Schools program:
As a creative practitioner Bill Taylor-Beales has patience in abundance, an ability to connect with children from diverse backgrounds and ICT skills that will enhance any project. He utilises his filmmaking skills and his artistic flair to showcase and document creative processes whilst, enhancing the development of digital competency skills of the children he works with in a vast range of different environments. I cannot recommend working with him highly enough.
Our work with him in St.Joseph’s Cathedral Primary School on a Lead Creative Schools project culminated in the pupils work being exhibited in the Tate Modern London. A life changing moment for those pupils involved. His artistic skill and flair for ICT and ability to enhance and develop the digital competency of those with which he works is excellent and any collaboration with Bill would certainly enhance the creative journey. Professional and calm, it was a pleasure to work with him and we are very proud of the work produced on our creative journey with him.
Teacher at St. Joseph's RC primary School