Bennett McDermott

Bio: Bennett & McDermott is a collaboration between artists Sharon Bennett and Dan McDermott. In 2019 Bennett & McDermott were artists in residence at Aspex, Portsmouth with their first collaborative project Twenty Years & were shortlisted for Best Visual Artist at the Portsmouth Guide Awards. They were recently awarded an ACE project grant for a pilot tour of Twenty Years to 3 UK venues. This is Bennett & McDermott's second time participating in 30/30.


Instagram: @bennettandmcdermott


Photograph of handwriting ‘Julie says we can cheat’.

Unsolicited advice

Here’s one from last year - Waterfall

Photo of part of a letter from a bank

Bennett & McDermott get a bank account

Photograph of text reading Add hiring a photographer to the budget

What to do next time

Get Ready For Tea

A drive across town

Pencil Drawings of boxes for an installation

Plan for boxes for Twenty Years

Photo of a pattern of weavings made with yarn and sticks

The happy people and the Spider’s Web

Photos of five St Brides weaving a forming a circle around a sixth weaving.

A Spider’s Web with happy people in it (collaboration with Matt and Lottie)

Town Time radio ad

My Home is my Castle

Photo of a page in a notebook outlining a new idea.

New idea for how people can access Twenty Years

Chess Piece


Photo of a man and a woman reading in bed

Guilty Pleasure- An early night and a good book

Video of a drive for 9 minutes

9 minutes South

screen capture of website for Southampton City Art Gallery Collection

Research for Twenty Years at Southampton City Art Gallery

Planning Spontaneity


When is a hat not a hat