Ian Nesbitt’s socially engaged practice spans documentary film, cinema activism, co-production and community organising. It focuses on exploring peripheral territories and working innovatively with marginal communities. His projects are largely collaborative, working with both artists and non-artists.
Graduating in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent in 2004, Ian’s work has been shown at Nottingham Contemporary, Broadway Cinema, One Thoresby Street and Bonington Gallery (Nottingham), Anarch, 21 Vyner St and the Nunnery Gallery (London), Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Bloc Projects (Sheffield), G39 (Cardiff), Glastonbury Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Liverpool Biennial, Amorph (Helsinki), Oberhausen Film Festival (Germany), Centre For Contemporary Art Moscow (Russia) and on BBC2 and TG4 Ireland. He was a founding member of One Thoresby Street and is co-director of Annexinema and Out/Side/Film.
He recently completed ‘The Cut’ – a Sound And Music commission collaborating with the avant-folk ensemble Dead Rat Orchestra, and ‘Walk Wit A Cart Through Upperthorpe’ – a Social Housing Arts Network project in Sheffield. In 2016 he will undertake commissions at Primary, Nottingham and In Certain Places, Preston.’http://www.iannesbitt.co.uk