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Helen Clarke b.1979 is a British artist based in London and Hertfordshire, UK.

My practice engages with the materiality of place to interrogate the entanglements of contemporary relationships with the landscape. I weave aspects of folklore, heritage crafts and rural life with material culture to investigate the cycles and systems of time, fertility and production, considering both ecological histories and futures.

Collecting and foraging are an important part of my practice. Gathered whilst walking through a landscape, these materials, both the natural (wheat, stone, wood) and the discarded are re-contextualised through processes of material transformation, scale and repetition, creating sculptures that ruminate on the natural world, consumption and the body. 




2024    Pourquoi London, Gertrude x Canopy Collections, London

2024    New Contemporaries, Camden Arts Centre, London

2023    a quiet resistance, Safehouse1&2, London

2023    Hung, Drawn and Quartered – Standpoint, London

2022    Wild Stone – Van Gogh House, London

2021    Fresh Blood – Broadway Gallery, Letchworth

2020    N:ascent – University of Hertfordshire Gallery, Hatfield and online at

2020    Fleshing Out – Courtyard Gallery, Hertford

2019    Conversations with the Park – Cassiobury Park, Watford

2018    Insert Title Here – UH Gallery, Hatfield



2021- 2023      MA Sculpture – Royal College of Art

2017- 2020      BA(Hons) Fine Art – University of Hertfordshire

2015- 2016      Foundation Diploma Art & Design (Distinction) – Oaklands College, St Albans


2023    CHANEL Next Award – winner of commission to design award

2023    HIGH Prize for Excellence (Shortlisted)