Hélène Williams

Hélène Williams

 

In the words of Plato, 'Nature has placed the love of wisdom in her/his mind' 

279 Phaedrus

Helene investigates nature through her practise as an artist, psychotherapist  and mystic. She takes us into an imaginal world where tales unfold and we are abandoned to the unknown.

Mysterious performances, paintings of visions, and sculptures that 'have sexual energy, fragility and strength that can be thrillingly confusing.' - Jan Woolf/journalist

 Internationally exhibited in India, Mexico, France, Holland and the UK. Reviewed in The Times, The Independent, Time Out, The Hindu Times and The Kentish Gazette.

Qualifications
Ongoing MA Mythology, Cosmology & the Sacred
2012 MA Arts Psychotherapy, IATE
1995 BA Hons Ceramics, Camberwell College of Art
1985 Post-graduate Certificate in Education, University of Durham
1984 BSc Hons Psychology, Hertfordshire University
Exhibitions
2018 Curiouser & Curiouser, Whitstable Biennale
2018 Shamanic Mirrors, Whitstable Biennale
2017 Shameless, The Hundred Years Gallery Hoxton
2016 The Gateway Between Two Worlds Whitstable Biennale
2015 Touching the Earth, Mexico artist in residency
2015 Sacred & Profane The Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton
2014 Now in Reverse selected artist by, The Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton
2014 SHAMEn Whitstable Open House
2014 Fecund Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable
2014 Milking the Coast - performance, Whitstable Biennalle
2013 Filth & Frills, Brighton Festival, Open House
2013 Prawn Taming, End of the Pier Show, Whitstable
2013 SWEET'ART Summer Show, Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green Road
2013 Duchamp Festival, Herne Bay - Toilets into gallery
2012 London Design Festival, Design Junction New Oxford Street
2011 Tea room - performance + sculpture, Embassy Court, Brighton Festival
2008 Pandora's Other Box - performance, Horsebridge, Whitstable
2006 The Ordinary becomes Extraordinary,Canterbury Festival, Open House
2003 Brighton Arts Festival, Open House
2003 MoDA Outsized, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Hertfordshire
2003 I.D. Shellgrotto, Margate, Kent
2002 Margate Rocks, Margate, Kent
2001 4 Photographers, Johnny's Art House, Whitstable, Kent
2000 3 month residency - International Cultural Dev. Centre, Trivandrum, India
2000 'Tying the Knot' - Exhibition, Cholamamdle, India
2000 3 month residency, Cholamandle Artists Village, India
1999 'Inside Out' - exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Queens Wood, London
1998 Curated and exhibited 'Worth' - a high-profile exhibition, St Pancras, London
1998 Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Etaples, France
1998 Solo show at Johnny's Art House, Whitstable, Kent
1997 Gillingham Open Art Exhibition
1997 International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Etaples, France
1996 4 month Scholarship, The European Ceramic Work Centre, Holland
1996 Ceramists of Fame and Promise, The Orangery, Holland Park, London
1995 The Midlandgrand Exhibition Hall, St Pancras Station, London
1992 Hertfordshire Arts, Old Bull Gallery, London
1991 London Potters Prize Winners Show, Bloomsbury Gallery No1, London
1990 London Potters Exhibition, Morely College
Community Art Projects
2001 Ceramic water garden - Unit for Arts and Offenders
2001 Prisoners art project for 'Worth' exhibition, HMP Swaleside
1996 Mural, Sandringham Secondary School, St Albans
1990 N. London Murals in Inner-City Schools
photo: Lalo Borja
photo: Lalo Borja