Biography

Helen has a wide range of UK and international exhibitions and residencies to her name, with a strong local and international track record of engaging communities with art.

Education

2011-13   MA Drawing, Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, England

1991-93  Fine Art - Postgraduate Scholarship, Budapest, Hungary, funded by the British Council and Hungarian Ministry of Culture

1985-88  BA Hons Fine Art, Hull College of Art, England

Selected Commissions, Residencies and Symposiums

2019-20 Recipient of the Open Call – Edgelandia, Supported by Penned in the Margins, London

2020     Invitation to perform at 13FESTIVALEN – Performance Symposium, Gothenberg, Sweden 

2017      Art Tour – Edestad, Blekinge County, Sweden

2016     Kunstkiosk - Baar – Zug, Switzerland

2016     13FESTIVALEN – Performance Symposium, Gothenberg, Sweden

2014      Visit 14 Residency – Småland,  Sweden

2012     Tokyo Wonder Site - One of ten students selected from UAL, MA Programme, Tokyo, Japan

2012      DIY9 Residency - Live Art Development Agency, Cornwall

2011       Mat och Friehet Residency – Mariannelund, Sweden

2009     COAST Winter Residency - Gardenstown Aberdeenshire, Scotland

1995     Schaffling Castle Symposium - British Representative, Austria

Selected Group Exhibition

2019  Holding the Fort, New Haven Fort. Sussex

2019  Murmeration, Drawing Connections, hARTslane, Art Licks, London

2019  Studio 93a, Open House, Brighton, UK

2018  Open House – Drawing Connections , Brighton, UK

2017  RED – The Grange Gallery, Brighton, UK

2017  A Many Sided Thing, Wimbledon Space, London, UK 

2017  Rising – Art Licks, St John Bethnal Green Gallery, London, UK

2017  Thread – Spruce Forest, Edestad, Blekinge County, Sweden

2016  Earth - 13FESTIVALEN – Performance Symposium, Gothenberg, Sweden

2015  We All Draw - Bargehouse OXO Tower London, UK

2015  Visit 15 – Mariannelund, Sweden

2014  Visit 14 – Mariannelund, Sweden

2014  Spring Board  – Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK

2013  MA Drawing Summer show – Wimbledon Space, London, UK

2013  MA interim show - National Gallery, London, UK

2013  Pop up Print Show – Art Lacuna, London, UK

2013  Making Tracks - ONCA Gallery, Brighton, UK

2012  Wondersite - Japanese Embassy, London, UK

2012  Mochi Collaboration- Tokyo Wondersite, Tokyo, Japan

2012  Along the Lines of….Photo Fringe, Brighton, UK

2012  Wunderkammer - MA interim show - The Nunnery, London, UK

2011  Mat och Friehet - Konsthall, Mariannelund, Sweden

2010 Field - VARC collaboration with artist Karen Rann Northumberland, UK 

2009 COAST  - Banffshire Artists’ Collective, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2005 Show Collective- Tang Zhi Gang Studio, Kunming, China

2005 Flower Car -Joint performance with artist Xu Yun, Kunming, China

2002 4 + 4 Daguan Park - Qing Dynasty House, Kunming, China

2001 Three Woman Show - China, Taiwan, England. Loft Gallery, Kunming, China    

Selected Solo Shows

2020 Impermanent Edge, Online Virtual Tour. 9 Galleries travelling from Brighton to Whitby

2016  Materiality of Place – Baar – Zug, Switzerland

2014  Thread - Kristhallen, Sweden

2009 BarnSpace - Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2001  Space and Place - T/Café Gallery, Kunming, China

Selected Participatory, Collaborative projects

2019 Edge – Collaboration – Mull - Scotland – to continue in China

2019 Micrographity Collaboration – Artots ‘s-Hertogenbosch,  Netherlands

2017 Collaborative Drawing Performance with Terrance Brett,  Brighton Beach and Streets, UK

2012 Mochi – Cross cultural collaboration with architects, designers, artists, poets, Tokyo, Japan

2010 Paper Boat Wishes – participatory installation - The Ark project, Community Engagement work for Sussex University, Brighton, UK

2010 Connected – land art installation, for VARC (visual arts in  rural communities); collaboration with artist Karen Rann, in Tarset,

         Northumberland

2003-04 Sugar and Salt – Lead facilitator for 10 women artists from Kunming, China and Malmo, Sweden. Supported by TCG/Nordica,

          Kunming, China, funded by SIDA Publications  

2004 Sugar and Salt in Kunming and Malmo, China & Sweden

2001 4 plus 4 - Daguan Park, Kunming, China

1994 Szepmuvesziti Museum Collection, Budapest, Hungary