I'm excited to be able to announce that my work will feature on the programme cover for this year's Buxton Festival Fringe.
The work is a representation of the Fringe's famous 'juggler' and will be out at the beginning of June 2016.
I'm delighted to have exhibited in the Venice Vending Machine Edition III - part of the Venice Biennial.
The piece I made - The Black Heart - is part of the exhibition in which a small piece of work is be encapsulated within a 100mm sphere.
The Black Heart reflects how we first use and destroy the planet’s resources with no thought for the consequences. It is a natural, organic material, with an almost coal-like appearance reflecting the natural resources of the earth. These have both powered consumerism while destroying the ‘heart’ of the earth. It is representative of what may remain of the earth’s soul; a shrunken, black heart.
Helen Mint will be participating in the first ever Buxton Spring Fair this Bank Holiday Monday. Pop along to see plenty of artists, performers and stalls and watch the whole town come to life!
Helen will be around the Market Place/Town Hall with Lucy Brockman, and The Green Man Gallery will also have it's own presence.
Hope to see you there!
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Helen Mint will be running a series of Workshops during the Easter Holidays for children aged 8-14 at The Green Man Gallery.
The workshops, titled 'Playful Sculpture' are designed to appeal to the explorative nature of Children and will use a variety of natural and recycled materials.
Workshops will take place on Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April at 11:30am-1:00pm. It's £7.50 per session, although if booked on all four sessions, it's just £25.
Anyone interested can pop into The Green Man Gallery, or email email@example.com.
Helen Mint is delighted to announce that she is a member of the collective behind the brand new Green Man Gallery in Buxton. It's a huge mix of local artists and craftsmen and provides an exhibition and studio space. There are also plans to use some of the gallery space for visiting artists and local art groups, as well as to hold workshops.
The preview evening is this Friday at 7pm. The gallery is at 55 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB. All are welcome.
The gallery is due to open properly in early-mid December. Helen's work will be part of a permanent display, and all of the work is available to buy.
It's a very exciting new direction for Helen, and she is delighted to have been asked to join the group. Alongside her work as the Secretary of the Buxton Art Trail, it will allow Helen to firmly establish herself as a member of the Buxton art community with the aim of helping to engage with the local public as well as visitors from outside Derbyshire.
We hope you can make it to the Gallery in the future. You can visit the website (which is still under construction at the time of writing) at www.thegreenmangallery.com. Alternatively, the Facebook page is available here: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreenManGallery.
I'm delighted to announce my participation in the New Mills Arts Trail. It takes place between the 14th and 30th September. I have a cute little window in a lovely home on High Street. I'm really excited about how it is going to look. Hope you get a chance to pop along.
More details are available at their Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/NewMillsArtsTrail and at http://newmillsfestival.com/
Helen is delighted to have been asked to open the 2012 PADA exhibition at Buxton Methodist Church. The event is close to Helen's heart as it is where she started to exhibiting last year for the first time since University and it provided a spring board for the success this year.
The 'Creative Exhibition' is popular as it provides an opportunity for the community to show off their creative side once a year in a relaxed atmosphere. Most importantly, tea and coffee is available!
Please feel free to drop by - Helen will be exhibiting some of her work alongside other talented locals.
PADA Creative Exhbition, Buxton Methodist Church - 3rd Spetember 2012, opens midday
Helen is pleased to announce that she won the 'Newcomer - Artist' award for the Buxton Fringe Festival in recognition of her work displayed as part of the Buxton Art Trail.
All those who know Helen will understand how hard she has worked to get here, and just how much such an award means to her.
Obviously, Helen herself is delighted, and is now working harder than ever to get her work ready for the next event.
We're also happy to report that the Buxton Art Trail itself has won the Award for 'Visual Arts Event' - a result of the hard work the committee put in to organising this years event. Congratulations!
Helen recently took part in the Buxton Art Trail which was deemed a real success. Over 100 visitors attended Helen's exhibition event held over the weekend of 7th and 8th of July. BAT is a part of the wider Buxton Festival Fringe, a hugely popular event.
Helen's work was well received, which was particularly impressive as it was the first time her work had been seen as a collection since graduating in 2007.
The comments were overwhelming. We've decided to share a few of them with you here:
Comments Book Selection
"Very innovative and unusual"
"So original and quirky, made me smile :)"
"Very original and artistic - should go far"
"Fascinating and imaginative"
"Brilliant! Original! Love it"
"Wonderful - a delight for the eye"
"Most original - deserves more exposure to the 'art world'"
"How refreshing to see something different"