Benny Semp

Benny Semp biography

I’m a Birmingham based visual artist delivering arts based projects, workshops and residencies with people of all ages and backgrounds. Working in schools, art galleries, community groups and public events I use a wide range of 2D and 3D techniques to provide an accessible and rewarding creative experience for every participant.

Much of my work is based on interesting materials and inspiring ideas, presented in a way that encourages people to respond creatively and have fun regardless of their experience. I believe this approach, along with the quality of the artist’s interaction is vital in creating a friendly and supportive atmosphere for all participants.

Recent work highlights have included large-scale projects and ongoing residencies in schools, plus regular workshops for children, families and school visits at many of the region's major arts organisations including MAC Birmingham, BMAG, The CBSO Centre, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, The New Art Gallery Walsall, and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. As well as my freelance work I teach in secondary schools as an art instructor.

I'm very proud to be working at MAC Birmingham, a venue I've known since my childhood and have a lot of affection for. It's a great feeling to help people access the outstanding range of professional art and craft facilities that MAC has to offer.

Benny Semp

Courses taught by Benny Semp