Simon Says/Dadda (2018-) is a collaborative research and development project towards the production of a new film, working with a community of black women across 5 regions in the UK. This film will collect testimonial experiences of patriarchy from over 30 women of colour. The workshops will encourage creativity and the sharing of the personal and political. It will establish a nurturing and supportive network of women across the UK that will platform under-represented voices and bodies in the art world. A public sharing event will take place in each regional location following a series of workshops which will look at film, music, drawing, poetry and cooking.
Beverley Bennett is an artist-filmmaker. Her practice revolves around the perpetual possibilities of drawing, performance and collaborative experiments with sound. Bennett's work has been shown nationally and internationally; venues include the CinemaAfrica Film Festival, Stockholm (2018), Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol (2017), Wysing Art Centre, Cambridgeshire (2017) Spike Island (2017), New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2016), National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston (2016), Bluecoat, Liverpool, (2010). Beverley Bennett lives and works in London, and is a studio holder at Kingsgate Workshop and Trust. She received her MA in Fine Art in 2009.