Artists

Helen Grundy is a contemporary fine artist based in Birmingham. She is an object maker and creator of ‘intentional collages’. Helen graduated from Birmingham School of Fine Art in 2004 and since then has been exhibiting both nationally and internationally. She has been awarded grants from the Arts Council and been an artist in residence at New Art Gallery Walsall, with the founding members of the art collective, Strange Ways. She is currently collaborating with the artist Paul Johnson for the ongoing art, curation and intervention project, Art Bank.

Helen’s practice is driven by her desire to create works that are surreal, provocative and humorous.  She is fascinated by the phenomenon of nostalgia and its bittersweet effect on our senses. Helen is currently exploring new directions with collage and found ephemera. The work she will be showing is part of a wider project called ‘FEARMAIL’ where Helen is installing small collages inside window-pane envelopes. Helen has chosen to work with these pieces of discarded paper ephemera as she works with homeless men in Birmingham city centre and these envelopes often include difficult news about a person’s health, finances, liberty etc. Helen is also collecting window-pane envelopes that are sent out to encourage people to consume more.

Helen uses humour in her work to make it accessible while promoting ideas of sustainability and personal responsibility regarding the environment. Helen is particularly interested in the relationship between humans and animals, especially with regards to the effects of intensive farming on animals and the planet.

  • Helen Grundy

    Helen Grundy is a contemporary fine artist based in Birmingham. She is an object maker and creator of ‘intentional collages’. Helen graduated from Birmingham School of Fine Art in 2004 and since then has been exhibiting both nationally and internationally…. Read More

  • Paul Eames

    Paul Eames studied BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting at Camberwell School of Art, London, graduating in 1987. Since then he has combined his practice as an artist with a career in arts development and currently lives and works in Dunblane…. Read More

  • Draff Studio

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  • Stefanie Cheong

    Since Graduating in 2013 with BA Hons Silversmithing and Jewellery from Glasgow School Of Art, Stefanie Cheong has developed a portfolio career spanning jewellery and object design, making, teaching, craft development and curatorial practice. She initiated O-PIN, a project that… Read More

  • Chalk Plaster

    Chalk Plaster is a plain and decorative plastering company established by Ffion and Steven Blench in 2016. Using a range of materials including lime, gypsum and clay, Chalk Plaster undertake both traditional historic restoration work as well as executing contemporary… Read More

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