Combining a love of drawing with textiles, Helen Sill explores questions of identity and human experience. Taking inspiration from stories of every-day-life, 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. She is currently studying for her Masters in Fine Art where she is researching making and community including the rich textile traditions of her heritage in the North East of England. She is also involved in a number of community art projects. Recent commissions have included work for West Dean Gardens, The People of the Heath Project in conjunction with the Petersfield Museum and being Artist in Resident at Chichester Festival Theatre.
She recently returned from travelling around Gujarat in North West India which inspired her research around art and community. Helen will be leading textile tours to India again when the impact of covid 19 has decreased. Please contact her for more information if you are interested in joining her
Helen gives talks about her work and exhibits regularly. She sees her self as an ‘artist activist’, helping to bring other people’s stories to life as well as her own.
Helen was selected to be part of the Embroiderers’ Guild Graduate showcase and was awarded a Scholarship by the Guild in 2015. She continues to work with the Guild to promote stitch as an art form.