Only a week after the Chelsea Flower Show, Helen will be back in London for the Society of Women Artists' 162nd Annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries (June 6th - 10th.
Helen will be on her traditional stand at the Chelsea Flower Show, next to the main Bull Ring Entrance. The show's altered numbering system makes if RGB119.
Helen became President of the Society of Women Artists and presided over her first Annual Exhibition as President (at the Mall Galleries in London) . . . the SWA's 161st exhibition since the society was founded in 1855.
Helen returned to her stand at the Chelsea Flower Show after two years of Covid-dictated absence.
Great to be back with her fellow-sculptor neighbours in Rock Garden Bank with another fabulous four-star stand built and landscaped by 'Farmer Will' Durkan and his marvellous team.
Helen has been elected Acting President of the Society of Women Artists.
Helen has been selected one of the ten finalists of the Lady Petchey Sculpture Award (part of the Holly Bush Prize) with her sculpture "The Journey (2)" (bronze edition of 7, height 131cm). Winners to be announced at the online prize-giving on July 7th at 6.30pm.
Helen has been elected Vice President of the Society of Women Artists
Oriel Ffin y Parc in Llanrwst LL26 0PT will show Helen's work for the first time, in their 10th Anniversary Summer Exhibition 19th July - 12th August
Some exhibition venues are managing to open by appointment - see Exhibitions page.
This year's Chelsea Flower Show cancelled owing to Covid 19 - along with all other exhibitions/events from March onwards until at least June.
Helen Sculpture entitled "Life's Journey" is unveiled at the main entrance of Marymount Hospital and Hospice, Cork, Ireland
Helen will be at the Chelsea Flower Show again this year, in her traditional position near the Bull Ring Entrance (stand RGB 10). The wonderful Will Durkan will once again be designing, building and landscaping her stand.
February 21st 2019
Helen Will be giving a talk on sculpture at the Attic Gallery in Swansea (6.00 - 8.00)
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Helen is on the short-list for the commission of a new war memorial in Guildford's historic Castle Grounds.
Helen is on the short-list for a sculpture commission in Harlow - for a sculpture for the new Lister House medical centre.
Helen has been selected to sit on the committee of the Society of Women Artists
Helen won the President's Award of £2,000 at the Society of Women Artists' annual open exhibition for her body of work. The society also offered her associate membership. The Awards were presented by Princess Michael of Kent at the Private View on June 4th and the exhibition runs from June 5th - 13th
Helen won the contract for the sculpture for the Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, Cork, with her Maquette entitled "The Journey". The project is currently on hold while the funding is organised and should be underway in 2016 for installation in 2017. The sculpture will stand three metres tall, outside the main front entrance of the Hospice. It will be cast in bronze from an original 'modelling' from reclaimed wood. The maquette is cast in a bronze edition of 9. The hospice owns the first cast. The others will be for sale (see Gallery1)
Helen's three metre bronze crucifix, is being unveiled at the English Martyrs' Catholic Secondary School in Leicester (on the wall beside the front entrance) during their Open Day for the blessing of the newly refurbished school buildings.
Helen is on the short-list for a sculpture being commissioned by the Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, Cork. She is the only non-irish sculptor on the short-list (and the only woman!)
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2014
Stand number RGB/2
Helen's stand at this year's Chelsea Flower Show, designed and built by Will Durkan (with and on behalf of the charity MIND) won the RHS's five star certificate.
Helen was selected to make a sculpture for the new Marie Curie hospice in Solihull. The sculpture is on the theme of the Four Seasons and was installed in November 2012. It is a bronze sculpture, approximately three metres tall, in the turning circle outside the main entrance. See the 'Commissions' page for images.
The new Marie Curie Hospice admitted its first patients in January 2013 and is the most advanced hopsice in the UK.
Maquette for "Four Seasons"
maquette (bird's eye view)