Approved: 30.11.2009

Helen Edling

Artist, Maker

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Approved: 30.11.2009

My practice explores ideas of play and improvisation and covers a variety of techniques and processes with projects ranging from drawing, sculpture, and interactive marionettes to outdoor interventions and theatrical site-specific work as well as curatorial and collaborational projects.
With a multidirectional and experimental approach I create my own worlds; starting threads for possible imaginary

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  • Location: plymouth, South West
  • Activities: Early years education, Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Special needs education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Curating
  • Categories: Curatorial project, Drawing, Illustration, Installation, Sculpture
 

Biography

My practice explores ideas of play and improvisation and covers a variety of techniques and processes with projects ranging from drawing, sculpture, and interactive marionettes to outdoor interventions and theatrical site-specific work as well as curatorial and collaborational projects. With a multidirectional and experimental approach I create my own worlds; starting threads for possible imaginary journeys and constructing spaces for potential interaction and engagement. More specifically, I deal with the improvisational in everyday life, allowing for an exploration of the spectacular in the overlooked and cultivating a curiosity in the unknown. With an interest in social systems and, peoples dreams and fears I create physical or time bound constructions with an open narrative that build on strong parallels to a staged play where I place the viewer in the centre, letting her becoming the narrator, the director or the puppet master.

CV & Education

Education


MFA Newcastle University, Newcastle 06-08

BAFA, First Class Honours, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle 03-06

Theatre history & Stage analysis, Stockholm University, Sweden 2001

Advanced Fashion Diploma, Nordic Design School, Borås, Sweden 98-99

 

 

Exhibition record

2013 Handmade future, Blank Media Collective at Contact, Manchester

2012 Gal*li*mau*fry, Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol

2012 Solo show Marvelous Travels on Water and Land, The Globe Gallery Newcastle

2011 Solo/Commission Hemhorigheter and SjungSjongsjungit at the Waterfront Museum Swansea, Wales as part of Art share Wales, Commissioned by Locws International

2011 Scintilla CoExist Gallery [TAP], Southend

2011Fastforward>>NCL GLobe Gallery Newcastle

2010 Above The Serious, The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London

2010 So, whats different today, Globe Gallery @ Hoults Yard
2010 nine hundred and sixty five cubic feet, Commissioned together with Sarah Tulloch by Rednile for Berwick Video Art and Film festival, Berwick 
2010 Once Upon A Space- the creation of a micro universe, 25SG Gallery, Newcastle
2010: Step One : repeat, The Bridge Gallery, Tynemouth
2010 Rednile Factory Folk Showcase @ Lit and Phil library, Newcastle 
2010 Saltwater, The Tall Ship, (as part of Glasgow International), Glasgow
2010 At Play, Bracknell Gallery, Southill Park, Bracknell
2010 Act 2: Scene 1, (Solo) Tynemouth Bridge Gallery, Tynemouth 
2010 …and then she was gone,  two woman show together with Kathryn Johnson, Waygood Gallery Hanging Wall@ Harkers, Newcastle

2009 Segnixlibri Rettangoli D'amore, Galleria Vincenzo Foresi, Civitanova Marche, Italy 
2009 Spinning Tongues, Rotorelief @ Vibe, Brick Lane, London 
2009 Sustainabilitree Bog Standard Gallery, Artsdepot, London
2009 The diffusion of useful knowledge Westbury Farm Gallery, Milton Keynes
2009 Supperclub No.5 Group Show/Live Art Event, Basement, Brighton 
2009 I’ll draw myself into a corner(Solo), Waygood @ Harkers, Newcastle

2008 Waygood Christmas SalonWaygood Gallery & Boutique, Newcastle 
2008 Small Is Beautiful, 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle
2008 The Secret Life Of Pencils, The Cluny Gallery, Newcastle
2008 MFA ExhibitionDegree show, Hatton Gallery,  Newcastle University, Newcastle
2008 New Blood, Saltburnartistsprojects Gallery, Saltburn

2007 Interregnum Interrim show, Newcastle University, Newcastle
2007 Trying to tie a shoelace in a revolving door, Long Gallery, Newcastle
2007 Anonymous Drawings, Bluetenweiss, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
2007 Digital Art Screening, Learning Gateway, Carlisle

2006 ..and the sweet trolley..Two person show with David Foggo, TIC space,  Newcastle
2006 Search Video-Festival, Arvidsjaur, Sweden
2006 Red Wine & White LiesDegree-show Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle

2005 heartbeat, Wasa bryggeriet, Borlänge, Sweden
2005 RED, Ye Olde Bank Gallery, Carlisle
2004 Blank Cheque, Interrim show, CIA, Carlisle

 

 

Curatorial projects 


Once Upon A Space, the creation of a collaborative microuniverse, Experimental exchange project and residency, 25SG, Newcastle, August 2010

In the middle of Nowhere II Curator & Organiser of Residency  & Exh.Project, Solvik, Sweden 2007 

Holme Wood Bothy Curator and Organisor of Residency Group Project, Loweswater, 2006

In the middle of Nowhere I Curator & Organiser of Residency & Exh. Project, Solvik, Sweden 2005

RED Curator Group show, Ye Olde Bank Gallery, Carlisle 2005

 

 

Residencies


-Artist in Residence, Perla 337, Barcelona November 2010

Artist in Residence, 25SG Gallery, Newcastle, August, 2010

-Artist in Residency, Berwick Gaol, commissioned by Rednile for the Berwick Video & Film Festival, Berwick, July, 2010

-Artist in Residence at the ‘Open Council’, Newcastle, May- October, 2009

 

 

Artist talks & Lecturing


-Visiting artist Talk and Visiting lecturer November, University Of Cumbria 2009

-Professional Practice Symposium Speaker, University of Cumbria, 2008
Artist Talk Saltburn Gallery, 2007

 

 

Other


-Work shown by Globe Gallery at the emerging artist section of Newcastle Gateshead Artfair September 2010

-Artist of the month for January 2010@ Axis chosen by Stephen Pritchard

-Receiver of the Soup Grant, Newcastle, April 2010

-Co-Script writing & Stage design for the realisation of ‘Vildar’ at Theatre Tribunal, Stockholm 2001

-Winner of Swedish final & representative for Sweden in Hong Kong atSmirrnoff Fashion Awards 1999