Combining a love of drawing with textiles, Helen Sill explores questions of identity through her art practice.

Examining spaces where daily life and art meet each other, images and lines in her work are informed by drawings of her surroundings, tales of human relations and connections between communities and cultures.

Helen is involved in a number of community art and stitch projects. She was an Embroiderers’ Guild Graduate and Guild Scholar and recently completed a Masters Degree in Fine Art where her research interests were around making and community focusing on the rich textile traditions of Gujarat in North West India and that of the North East of England. On going research is connected with Gawthorpe Textiles Collection as well as other education based research.

Past commissions have included work for West Dean Gardens, the Petersfield Museum and being Artist in Resident at Chichester Festival Theatre. Her work is in private and public collections. 

Helen will be leading textile tours to India in 2023 …her next tour is to Rajasthan in October 2023 – to learn more about about the block printing process. Contact her for more information if you are interested in joining her on one of these tours. https://www.aahilyaholidays.com/art-of-block-printing.php

Helen gives talks about her work and occasionally runs workshops. She also exhibits regularly see her insta for updates.