Beverley Bennett is an artist-filmmaker whose work revolves around the possibilities of drawing, performance and collaborative experiments with sound. Her practice connects multiple ways of making. The first of these is a concern with the importance of sound in art. The second is an investigation of the idea of The Archive. She often begins projects by creating / adding to her own extensive personal archives of interviews, using them for preliminary research and experimentation and the third is collaboration. This is frequently through socially political work with other creative and fine artists, community members, young children and their families. Beverley’s practice provides a space for participants to become collaborators and provides a point of focus from where to unpick ideas around what constitutes an art practice and for whom art is generated.
Beverley has exhibited and worked internationally including at the CinemaAfrica Film Festival, Stockholm, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridgeshire, Grand Union, Birmingham and is currently artist in residence at Tate Modern.