Division of Labour: 1-10 Dec 2016

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“Curated by Lucy Harvey, a studio holder, it’s an admirably outward-looking show: rather than focusing specifically on the Rogue artists’ plight, the exhibition explores the shifting place and purpose of production in the city more generally. Works such as Helen Wheeler’s ‘What Was Is No Longer’, a nostalgic image of factory towers disappearing into over-exposure on a tear drop-shaped piece of photosensitive glass, make the tacit argument that industry, once the mainstay of Manchester’s identity, is steadily being eliminated. The original functionality of the factory is translated into a decorative object, highlighting the irony of the ‘industrial chic’ aesthetic that prevails in mills repurposed for commercial and residential use.”

Above quoted from Corridor 8 Review of Exhibition

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‘What Was Is No More’ 2016 Hand-Blown Photosensitive Glass, Frame

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‘The Art of Broken Pieces’ 2016 Hand-Blown Photosensitive Glass, Frame, Plaster

'Glass Shades for Electric Lights' (detail shot)

‘Glass Shades for Electric Lights’ (detail shot) 2016 Hand-Blown Photosensitive Glass, Electric cabling & fittings, Bulbs

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The Manchester Contemporary: 22-25 September 2016

I am delighted to be showing along side photographer Lucy Ridges at the Manchester Contemporary this year with Manifest Arts.

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To download the full press release (including websites and contact details) please CLICK HERE.

Running along side the Manchester Buy Art Fair 2016, you can buy tickets for the Manchester Contemporary by CLICKING HERE.

Multiply : Exhibition @ PS Mirabel

I will be taking part in PS Mirabel’s November 2015 exhibition ‘Multiply’ where I will be showing two digital composite images from the series “What we don’t know”.  Each image is one from a limited edition of ten.
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“Multiply” is a selling show of affordable contemporary artist editions, prints and multiples.

The preview event is on the 12th November 2015, 6-9pm 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The gallery is open every Saturday from 11am until 5pm until the 12th December 2015 

Address:  PS Mirabel, 14-20 Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ

Email: psmirabelmcr@gmail.com

Twitter:  @PSMirabel

Website: http://psmirabel.co.uk

Solo Exhibition: Build a Wor(l)d with ‘ing’

This exhibition encompasses sculptures, drawings, photograms and paintings created and chosen in response to the 200 year old Portico Library and its wonderful diverse historic collection.

It is taking place from 2nd October until 31st October 2015

@ The Portico Library & Gallery in Manchester City Centre. 57 Moseley St, M2 3HY. Entrance is on Charlotte street.

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Build a Wor(l)d with ‘ing’ Solo Exhibition

I delighted to announce that I will be having a solo exhibition of my work at the Portico Library in Manchester from 2nd October – 31st October 2015.  The exhibition is titled Build a Wor(l)d with ‘ing’.

Left: Helen Wheeler Right: Taken from the Portico Collection, J. Nasmyth

Left: ‘Agile Froot’, Helen Wheeler              Right: Taken from the Portico Collection, J. Nasmyth

The preview event is taking place on Friday 2nd October between 5 – 8pm.

The gallery is open weekly Mondays to Saturday:
Monday 9.30-16.30
Tuesday 9.30-17.30
Wednesday 9.30-17.30
Thursday 9.30-17.30
Friday 9.30-16.30
Saturday 11.00-15.00
Sunday Closed

Helen Wheeler Portico Exhibition Press Release

Exhibition: Under the Shadow of Natural Things

I will be taking part in the Manchester School of Art, Fine Art Staff exhibition “Under the shadow of natural things” during February & March 2015.  It will be held in the Benzie Gallery, within the Benzie Buidling on Higher Ormond Street, Manchester.

The opening is on Thursday 26th February.

MA Show 2014

I am exhibiting in the Manchester School of Art : 2014 MA Fine Art Degree Show, which is taking place in the Holden Gallery from the 2 October – 13 October 2014.

To see more images of my work included in this exhibition please visit:  cargocollective.com/helenwheeler

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