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Sculptor Helen Denerley SSA
Helen Denerley

About Helen Denerley

Helen Denerley`s description Many Scottish artists are known for the discipline of looking and drawing and for their closeness to nature. This could not be more true than in the work of Helen Denerley who lives close to the land surrounded by empty roads. Even within the bounds of her unforgiving medium she creates an apparently effortless line as rich as the best charcoal drawing. Helen`s work also has a great humanity, optimism and an enduring appeal. The purity of Helen`s sculpture can only be diluted by whisky, laughter and the courage to dream

Exhibition History of Helen Denerley

- Helen Denerly`s Exhibitions
Solo and Two-Artist Exhibitions

2013 Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Positive Space
2011 Pittenweem Arts Festival Invited artist
2010 Harley Gallery, Wellbeck, Mechanimals
2009 Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly: Fight or Flight.
2008 Gleneagles: Sculptures in the Garden
2007 Beaux Arts, Bath: The Space Between.
2006 Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen, Between the Lines
2003 Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Hare Moon and Sky Hawk
2002 Milton Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea
2001 Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen, Cabras and Perros
2000 Champs Hill, West Sussex, Wild Wood-
1999 Milton Gallery, Aberdeenshire, A Beast Seldom Seen
1999 Timespan Gallery, Highlands, Time and Tide
1998 Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen, Town and Country
1998 Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Running with Wolves
1997 Conoco UK LTD, Aberdeen, Durer`s Rhinoceros
1997 Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen, On Display
1996 The Kenny Gallery, Galway, Faith, Hope and Clarity
1996 Brown`s Gallery, Tain, Highland Arts Festival
1995 Brown`s Gallery, Tain, Mind over Metal
1995 Woodwick house, Orkney, Beauty and the Beast
1995 Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen, Twa Craws
1994 Warehouse Gallery, Banff, Objects of Desire
1993 Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven, Spirit of the Wilderness
1993 The Ulster Arts Club, Belfast, The Sculptor and the Weaver
1992 Strathfest, Aberdeenshire, Birds and Beasties
1990 Strathfest, Aberdeenshire, What Lies Lurking
1982 Artspace Galleries, Aberdeen, photographs and Artefacts from Uganda

- Helen Denerley`s Group Exhibitions
2013 Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park, Kyles of Bute, Maritime Exhibition
2013-1991 Scottish Society of Artists, Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2012 Antarctic Exhibition, Moncrieff Bray Gallery Petworth
2011 Rhue Art Exhibition at Dovecot Studios Edinburgh
2011 Chichester Cathedral, Sculpture in Paradise
2010 An Talla Solais,Ullapool,In Response 2 Norman MacCaig
2010 Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Design Collection
2009 Cambo Snowdrop Festival, St Andrews
2007/2009 Touring Britain, Seeing Dragons in the Clouds.
2006 Philharmonic Arts Centre, Florida
2005 The Gallery in Cork Street, London, Kilmorack
2005 The Gallery in Cork Street, London, Kilmorack Gallery
2005 Beaux, Arts Bath
2005 1996-97 London Contemporary Art Fair
2004 Art Parks International, Guernsey
2004 Philharmonic Arts Centre, Naples, Florida
2003 Q2 Gallery, Dundee,
2003 Royal Glasgow Institute, Annual Exhibition. (Prize winner)
2003 Group Exhibition at Champs Hill, West Sussex.
2003 Invited artist at Burghley Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire.
2003 Art Outside, Savill Garden, Windsor Park.
2003 F.T. Sabin Gallery, London, Outdoor touring exhibition.
2002 F.T. Sabin Gallery, London, Sculpture Under English Skies
2001 Champs Hill, West Sussex, The Hair of the Dog
2001 Ramster Gardens, Surrey, Contemporary Garden Sculpture
2001 Duff House, Banff, On the Edge
2001 The Lennox Gallery, London, Contemporary Highland Art
2004-96 Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow
2003-91 Scottish Society of Artists, Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
1999 West of England Art Fair, Bath
1998 Ghent Art Fair, Belgium
1997 City Arts Centre, Edinburgh and touring UK, Animal Magic
1997 Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh
1997 John Martin of London, On a Grand Scale
1997-96 London Contemporary Art Fair
1997 The Scottish Gallery, The Artful Garden
1997 Norrie Toch Studios (SSA), Gullane
1996 Mayfest (SSA), Glasgow, Brave Art
1996 Smith Art Gallery (SSA), Stirling, A Sense of Place
1995 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Art in the Garden
1995 Art Connoisseur, London, The Beltane Spirit
1995-93 Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
1995-94 Tolquhon Gallery, Tarves - The Painted Petal, Art in the Garden
1995 Artspace Galleries, Aberdeen, Sunset Song
1994 The Kenny Gallery, Galway, heroes and Heroines
1993 The Kenny Gallery, Galway, On the Subject of Drink
1979 Aberdeen Art Centre, Aberdeen

Biography / CV of Helen Denerley

Helen Denerley Lives and works in Aberdeenshire, with 27 years experience, concepts and ideas are all my sculptures are. Made from scrap metal using relics of the horse-drawn day of agriculture alongside discarded modern machinery. Some of the parts have been hand-made by blacksmith and used to farm the land until they are worn out. In Strathdon I am surrounded by life, people, plants animals and birds, all living within the cycle of the changing seasons. This combination of material and subject becomes my sculpture, breathing new life into old metal

Awards and Prizes of Helen Denerley

Elected Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Helen Denerley

Best known in Scotland for her larger than life scrap metal giraffes on Leith Walk in Edinburgh, her work has been commissioned in Japan and South Georgia and is in collections across the UK.

2012 West Side Primary School, Lewis. Raven sculptures for entrance to new school.
2008 Duloch Park, Dunfermline sheep and poultry for a new shopping centre.
2008 Miller’s Yard, Cromarty: Ammonite. (Winner of the IAA Awards for architecture)
2007 Stirling University Courtyard: 3 Oyster Catchers.
2006 Glan Clwyd Hospital, N Wales: Humming Bird Memorial Sculpture
2005 Omni building, Edinburgh: Dreaming Spires. 2 larger than life giraffes on the pavement.
2004,2005 Eniwa Garden Project, Hokkaido: Japan. Dragon railings, arches and birds.
2004 Horizon Scotland, Forres: Sheep and lamb, HotDogs, and Birds for new Enterprise building
1999 Clackmannanshire Council, Tillycoultry: The Devonside Sculptures
1999 Alford Academy Sculpture Garden: The Alford Panther
1997 Safeway PLC, Inverurie: “A Flying Visit”
1994 Princess Royal Trust For Carers, Aberdeen: Commemorative Piece
1994 Govan Housing Association, Glasgow: The Govan Milestone
1991 Grampian Regional Council, Inverurie: The Inverurie Sundial
1980 Belmar Engineering and Atlantic Drilling, Aberdeen
1980 Carronhall Engineering, Stonehaven: The Carronhall Dinosaur
1979 William Wilson&CO, Aberdeen
1978 Aberdeen District Council: The Hazlehead Pterodactyl
1977Aberdeen District Council: Musical Play Sculpture
Private Commissions Worldwide

Reviews of work by Helen Denerley

Positive Space preview in The Herald
Positive Space by Julian Spalding
Positive Space by Esther Woolfson

Review of Fight or Flight (2009) at Kilmorack Gallery by Georgina Coburn
Country Living Article
Sunday Times Review
Keith Bruce – An Almighty Scrap in the Garden Review of Gleneagles in The Herald (2009)

Qualifications / Education of Helen Denerley

Gray`s School of Art, Aberdeen

Price Range of Work

Helen Denerley's work has a price range from £6,000 to £25,000

Mediums utilised

Helen Denerley's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Helen Denerley's work is found in the following categories on site:
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes (5)
Domestic Animal Sculpture (5)
Objets Trouve or Found Objects Sculptures or Statues (4)
Dogs Sculpture (4)
Animals in General Sculptures Statues (3)
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures (3)
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures (3)
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures (2)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Stylized Animals Sculptures
Deer Sculptures
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings
Farm Yard Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Helen Denerley's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2004 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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