Beth Derbyshire

Beth Derbyshire

Course Leader: MA Art and Project Management

Birmingham School of Art
+44 (0)121 331 5960

Beth is a practising artist who has been working largely in the public realm for over 25 years.  Her practice explores the diverse nature of human presence and expression within social and historical registers. Themes have been: silence in society, conflict and collective memory, nationality and identity. Recent works have investigated cultural, social and political relationships to nature through a synthesis of voice, music, words and image. These multi-disciplinary projects use the metaphors of landscape, the sea and song to explore ideas around territory, nationality, identity and language borrowing from sources such as national anthems, myths, scientific terms and place names.

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Beth’s experience of working across a wide range of contexts and on national and international platforms helps create an environment that teaches students how arts organisations, cultural spaces, visual and performing arts projects are managed in different social, political and economic environments. The course atmosphere is supportive and rich in a diversity of cultural pursuit, research and entrepreneurship.

Current Activity
Areas of Expertise
Media Work
Work With Industry
Links and Social Media