Helle Helsner – H2studio, Hamlet, Granfeen. Kilbrittain, Co. Cork.

Education

  • 1999-2001                Masters Degree by Research. Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD), Cork.
  • 1997-1998                BA (Hons.) in Fine Art, CCAD, Cork.
  • 1994-1997                National Diploma in Fine Art, CCAD, Cork.
  • 1993-1994                Skolen for Billedkunst, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lecturing

  • 2000 – 2014             Continuing Visual Learning Lecturer, Life Drawing, CCAD, Cork. (ongoing)
  • 2013                          Assistant Lecturer, CCAD, Cork.
  • 2010                          Assistant Lecturer, CCAD, Cork.

Commissions

  • 2014                          Mount Mercy College, Cork, Ireland.
  • 2011                          Mitchelstown’s Town Trophy, Mitchelstown, Co Cork.
  • 2003                          St.Laurence’s Cheshire Home, Glanmire, Co.Cork.

Shortlisted (public art commissions)

  • 2009                          Per Cent for Art Scheme, Knocknaheny Community Centre, Cork.
  • 2008                          Per Cent for Art Scheme, Gurranabraher Community Centre, Cork .
  • 2007                          Large scale commission, La Touche House, Dublin.
  • 2006                          Per Cent For Art Scheme, St.John’s Cemetery,Carrigaline, Co.Cork.

School Residencies

  • 2011                          Goggin’s Hill National School, Cork. (Bronze Casting)
  • 2011                          Gaelscoil Chaladh An Treoigh, Limerick. (Bronze Casting)
  • 2005                          Carrigaline Community School, Carrigaline, Co.Cork. (Ceramics)

Visual Artist In Prison Schemes (Arts Council Of Ireland)

  • 2015                          Experimental Drawing, Cork Prison, Cork.
  • 2009                          Bronze Casting. Limerick Prison, Limerick.
  • 2008                          Drawing, Portlaoise Prison, Portlaoise.
  • 2006                          Sculpture, Cork Prison, Cork.

Other

  • 2014                          Bronze Casting Facilitator – Contemporary Art/Ancient Methods, Gallery HeChNoBa, Hvalsø, Denmark.
  • 2013 – 2014             Crawford Gallery, Cork. – Teen Programme
  • 2012                          Guest Artist – West Cork Arts Centre – Arts For Health Programme
  • 2009 & 2011            Ritual Bronze Casting Facilitator, Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, USA.
  • 2011                          Life Drawing Facilitator, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.
  • 2008                          Bronze Casting Facilitator, The National Sculpture Factory, Cork.
  • 2008 & 2009            Umha Aois Bronze Casting Symposium, Lejre Centre For Experimental Archaeology, Lejre/Roskilde, Denmark.
  • 2005                          Umha Aois Bronze Casting Symposium, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork.

Solo Shows

  • 2011                          ‘Life’, Cronin’s, Crosshaven, Co.Cork.
  • 2009                          ‘Firewater’, Murray O’Laoire Architects, (site specific), Victoria Road, Cork.
  • 2007                          ‘Origins’ The Framemaker Gallery, Carrigaline, Co.Cork.
  • 2007                          ‘Stepping out’, Rosewood Gallery, Ballincollig, Co.Cork.

Recent Selected Group Shows (Full list available on request)

  • 2014                          Irish Wave 3 – Legacy – Shanghai, China.
  • 2013                          The Importance of West, Lavit Gallery, Cork.
  • 2012                          Ens og Forskellige, Gallery Gal, Denmark.
  • 2011                          Below 456, Lavit Gallery, Cork.
  • 2009                          Sculpture in the Hallward’, Hallward Gallery, Dublin.

Invited Talks

  • 2010 & 2013             ‘Art In Prison’, Crawford College, Department of Art Therapy, Cork.
  • 2009                          ‘Rituals’, The Guesthouse, Shandon, Cork.
  • 2009                          ‘Ritual Bronze Casting in Limerick Prison and New Mexico’, National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork.

Publications

  • Neil Oliver’s ‘A History of Ancient Britain’, BBC2 production 2010 (Copper Casting)

Further Information

  • Member of The National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork.
  • Member of VAK, Vest Sjællands Working Artist Studios, Denmark.
  • Works in Private Collections – Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland and UK.
  • Work in the RTE Collection.
  • Work presented to Minister Micheál Martin.