The Mothership Artist Talk Sharon Benett

Image Credit: Sharon Bennett

Copse Barn, Powerstock, Dorset DT6 3TQ

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Tuesday 06 August 2019
Booking recommended
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Sharon Bennett is a socially engaged artist and collaborator. Working with communities, artists or family and friends, her work blurs the boundaries between traditional positions of artist, artwork and audience. Bennett’s practice opens up a space where participants can meet, play, and be generous or share in generosity.  
Bennett’s work has featured in many UK arts festivals and publications including, Social Works?: Live 19, Manchester; Art Licks, London 2018; Tribe, London 2017; Site Festival, Stroud 2016 and 2019 and Portsmouth Festivities 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2018 Bennett was Artist in Residence
at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth and was interviewed by AN for their Artist Resource series.
Bennett is co-founder of The Women’s Art Activation System with Sarah DixonCroshare with Tom Jeram-West and Bennett and McDermott with Dan McDermott. 
For the Mothership presentation, Bennett will share her thoughts on failure, collaboration and validation in connection with socially engaged practice.

You are welcome to join us for a meal afterwards!

Curator and creative practitioner Zoe Li from Somerset will be in her residency at The Mothership between 1st - 6th accompanied by her 13 years old daughter. Together they will explore the notion of sharing, through creating a diary that includes family recipes, drawings, short stories and reflections. On the 6th August she will be putting together a taster menu of home-made delights, and share with the audience their journey of discovery. 

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