Classics is a body of work inspired by Edinburgh College of Art’s Victorian classical cast collection, developed while Beverley was the John Florent Stone Fellow in the School of Drawing & Painting. ECA’s collection consists of twenty one full figure sculptures, including casts of Venus de Milo, La Pieta and the Parthenon frieze. Beverley re-created these artworks using off the shelf characters from the 3D computer modelling software Poser. A series of three interconnected works were developed: a frieze of twenty one digital prints; thirty six screen-prints; and six bone china sculptures.
The work has been included in the following exhibitions: Cast Contemporaries Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh 2012 (group show); synthetic The Globe Gallery, North Shields, England 2002 / The Proposition Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland 2001 (solo show); Return University of Kansas, Kansas, USA 2001 (group show).