Josh Bilton (b. Hertfordshire, UK) is based in London. He studied at the London College of Communication, completing his BA in Photography in 2007. He graduated with an MA in Photography in 2010 from the Royal College of Art. His practice in photography, video and sound shifts between performance and documentary, often constructing scenarios that both depict and engender subjective encounters with our environment and its histories. His previous work Undersong commissioned by Space studio consists of an an immersive three-screen video installation and a self-guided sound and poetry walk through sites of Portland stone. His latest work in progress is based around a series of coastal walks and a video piece that begins at Portland Bird Observatory in Dorset. Both pieces look at a growing awareness of rising sea levels and environmental concerns alongside more poetic reflections on emptiness, loss, melancholia and future ruins.
Alongside his own practice is an ongoing engagement with social arts practice through facilitating community workshops and exhibition outcomes with a number of arts organisations including Kettle’s Yard, ACAVA, Flourishing Lives, Tate Exchange and the Canal & River Trust.
Bilton is currently lead tutor in Photography at the Royal Drawing School and a visiting tutor at the London College of Communication. His work has been shown in the UK, as well as Europe and USA. Recent exhibitions and projects include, Masquerade, Open House Cambridge with Kettle’s Yard for an exhibition and radio broadcast 2019; The Canal & River Trust, resident artist, Hinterlands 2018; Material Immaterial, experimental publication curated by Rodrigo Orrantia 2018; Doremi residency, Cumbria 2017; Space studios, London 2016.