Imogen Pettitt

Bristol based Contemporary Artist, Costume, Set & Prop Designer/Maker, Performer with some pyrotechnic experience.

I am a trained and experienced Designer, Maker and Performer, equally passionate about all three.  My recent work has involved costume & prop making, make-up, choreography, performance, pyrotechnics and production. My academic interests include critical writing on live and collaborative art forms.


My work ethic is strong because I love what I do. I don’t shy away from long hours and am eager to learn new skills.


I hold a First Aid qualification and a full clean driving license.


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Please visit my website for critical writing. References available on request.


And Now, Kew Gardens

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - And Now, Kew Gardens
This is another shot of the installation I helped And Now build for Kew Garden’s Winter Wonderland trail 2015.

Big Splash 2015

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Big Splash 2015
Walk The Planks contributions to the Big Splash festival 2015 were many u0026 varied, I was lucky enough to be Production Assisstant as well as performing as a ‘living special effect’.

still from NOW

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - still from NOW
A still from my award winning moving image piece, ‘Now’, selected for installation in exhibitions, it also won a place on The Cube Cinema’s TFTBTC

Joseph Peace’s Fire Stunt Spectacular

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Joseph Peace's Fire Stunt Spectacular
That’s me in the silver suit – not the one on the bike! I am the glamorous assistant (stage hand, safety marshall, pyrotechnic assistant, etc etc)

Les Velobici: Vespas for RWC Exeter

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Les Velobici: Vespas for RWC Exeter
Well look at those gorgeous cardboard Vespas! They suit Les Velobici down to the ground u0026 we were delighted to re-style them for Exeter’s Rugby World Cup parade with Walk The Plank

Team Hawk

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Team Hawk
Created for Carnivelo

Artist-in-Residence to Network Recycling, summer 2011.

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Artist-in-Residence to Network Recycling, summer 2011.
Creating mixed-media installation with light sculpture, film, walkabout performance and themed silly games at The Secret Garden Party, Womad and Shambala in 2011.rn

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Girl Gang

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Girl Gang
Setting dares which challenge normal behaviour patterns, the outcome are artworks of any medium which has included live performance, photography, rituals and writing. rn

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Other Performance u0026 workshops

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Other Performance u0026 workshops
Giant Reindeer u0026 Reindeer Hearder: Puppeteer and character walkabout for Oddball Puppets. rnrnCanu Cwnsela: Collaborator, Artist and Performer. Commissioned to devise and perform a site and seasonally specific multi-lingual singing walkabout. . rnrnPrayers Bristol. Contributing Artist to Dora Garcia’s sound work at the Arnolfini, Bristol, as part of Mayfest 2011. rnrnWorkshop leader. a wide range of workshops including ‘Introduction to the Musical Saw’, ‘Beginners Slack-rope’, ‘Bike Decorating’ and a wide variety of arts, crafts and bushcraft held at festivals, community events and wildlife reserves.

Lead Artist – Bristol Cycle Carnival 2010

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Lead Artist - Bristol Cycle Carnival 2010
Lead artist and workshop leader working with the public to create spectacular large mobile sculptures and smaller individual pieces.rn

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Decorative and Fine Art society annual bursary 2011

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Decorative and Fine Art society annual bursary 2011
Awarded to further my explorations of experimental performance and attendance of Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space and Scenofest workshops. rn’The Intersection of Sound and Costume in Character’rn‘Video and Light as Art Installation’rn‘Soundscape and Story’

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Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Aurora
A moving image work addressing liminal spaces, public spaces, unintentional performance and ritual.

Cathedral Series

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Cathedral Series
A series of works addressing issues of balance and destruction.

Bears for Exeter RWC

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Bears for Exeter RWC
Working as Costume Maker under Lead Artist Tsubi Du, I prototyped and made 12 Romanian Style Bear Costumes

Pyro Bike

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Pyro Bike
Leading Les Velobici in the Athletes of The Night highlight – the Pyro Bike Dance-Off!

Les Velobici’s Ring-of-Fire

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Les Velobici's Ring-of-Fire
Les Velobici’s ‘danger-themed’ comedy Ring-of-Fire delighted thousands of people on stage with Bassline Circus at Boomtown 2015

Refill Bristol Flashmob

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Refill Bristol Flashmob
Refill Bristol had a lot of fun promoting their campaign with a fun themed flashmob which I was delighted to choreograph, film, edit u0026 perform with them, more water, less waste!

And Now, Kew Gardens

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - And Now, Kew Gardens
I loved helping the wonderful And Now make this Fire Garden installation for Kew Gardens

Maindee Carnival

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Maindee Carnival
I was Production Assistant for Walk The Planks collaboration with Maindee Carnival, we created spectacular performances, including this lovely puppet, Fflamwen.

Mancheter Day Stilt Bike

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Mancheter Day Stilt Bike
Manchester Day is a brilliant collaboration between the council, community groups, many many artists and the always amazing Walk The Plank. Riding this stilt bike was a highlight!


Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Snowman
Each year I take myself off around the country in a selection of seasonal outfits. It is a joy to bring a playful spirit to diverse locations.

Les Velobici: Flying Bici’s

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Les Velobici: Flying Bici's
We created a new look, new props and a whole new context for Les Velobici’s comedy dance troupe with this steampunk inspired Flying Bici’s walkabout

Caernarfon Fire Drawing

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Caernarfon Fire Drawing
On the shore of the Menai Straits, in conjunction with Galeri and Walk The Plank, we created this gorgeous site-responsive fire drawing. Erected on a scaff tower, with pyrotechnic elements it created a dramatic focal point for this processional piece.


Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - roller-skating
One of my favourite things is Skating! So how perfect that I have found a way to combine roller-skating with performance.

Wales Millenium Centre 10th Birthday

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Wales Millenium Centre 10th Birthday
Eilidh Bryan’s puppets are truly beautiful creations, I was delighted to perform this fish for Walk The Plank’s production ‘Ar Waith Ar Daith’ for Wales Millenium Centre’s 10th Birthday.

Herbacious Barbershop

Portfolio image: Imogen Pettitt - Herbacious Barbershop
85A have been named one of Scotland’s most exciting and innovative theatre companies. We took their unusual take on performative hairdressing to Fusion Festival in Germany in 2015 u0026 will be going back in 2016. Made of wheatgrass u0026 juiced afterwards, this is healthy headonism!