Gill Eatherley was born in 1950 in London and studied at Winchester School of Art (1969-1970),Saint Martins School of Art (1970-1973) and the Royal College of Art (1974). She began making films in 1971 as a member of the London Filmmaker's Co-operative.
Her expanded cinema performances and film installations have been widely exhibited both in Britain and internationally. Screenings and exhibitions include The Institute for Contemporary Arts in London, The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool as part of Filmaktion (1973), Amsterdam, Cologne and most recently as part of 'Shoot Shoot Shoot', a major survey of British Avant-Garde Film from 1966-76.
Since 1975 Eatherley has resided in France, where she has concentrated on drawing and painting, whilst teaching art and working as a documentary film-maker. She has recently returned to film-making with the on-going video series; Caraibe, Where Are You? and the one minute film, Ivan (2004).