RARE BIRD, rePUBlic Gallery

Rare Bird rePUBlic Gallery, Blyth Jan/Feb 2023. Photographs Colin Davison

This exhibition has emerged as a response to the site of the gallery in the port of Blyth – a place where industry meets the sea. Rare Bird comprises new, light-based sculptures alongside re-worked and re-assembled pieces.

Re-using and re-thinking materials for sculpture is at the root of Helen’s practice, befitting of a gallery within a former public house. She is interested in how objects converse with space, and in this exhibition, she has experimented with sound as material, with thanks to Marek Gabrysch.

Helen would like to thank Mat Fleming for design and technical support, to all the people who have gifted materials – notably Andrew Parr for the incredible metal ‘feet’.

This show has in part been supported using public funding by Arts Council England via the DYCP grant.

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