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Helen Conway

Art and charity – what’s your view?

What is the point of art? There are possibly as many answers to that question as people asking it, but one is …

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quilt with fingerprints , DNA helix and and camera drawing

For those who cannot speak

For the forthcoming TRACES exhibition I set myself a brief of including work relating to the history of my family in St.Helens. …

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While quilt with poppies and Somme map

For the Fallen

  The battle of the Somme had always been a sobering but impersonal piece of history to me until a few months …

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Stones used for rituals on a beach

7 reasons I am making New Year Rituals

For 2018, I am not making Resolutions for my studio practice, I am making New Year Rituals.   Over the last few …

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Roses are there too- New Series about depression and anxiety

Titles are contradictory creatures. Sometimes they push themselves forward from nowhere, fully formed, demanding an art work to complete them. Other times, …

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How to save a life with a box of crayons

Who doesn’t love a box of crayons? And if you could help save a life with them then how cool would that …

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A long time in the coming…

Visitors to my house often asked the same thing: Why don’t you have any of your own art on your walls? There were two …

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Roash Hashana art work

Rosh Hashanah

This summer has been a plodding art season for me. I never stopped producing because deadlines forced me in the studio but …

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The Shipping Forecast photo collage

New show: Art of the Print, Dot-Art Liverpool

Today I delivered a pile of stitched and collaged prints to my gallery Dot-Art, Queen Avenue, Liverpool, ready for the group show …

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Had I lived in Kowloon

I am asking questions.  What if? What next? When? Why? With whom? Where?  Did I miss the mark? Can I catch up? Does …

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Had I lived in Africa... Artists book

Had I lived in Africa…

Things have not been going to plan. Which turned out to be good thing, because from pain, discouragement and uncertainty came a …

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TRACES – what’s behind the title of our forthcoming exhibition?

One of the indicators that I have the right exhibiting partner for the forthcoming Traces exhibition is that Leah Higgins and I …

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New exhibition diary!

Do you ever go to an art exhibition and wonder: How did they do that? Maybe you can’t see how they got …

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Liverpool Art Fair – Baltic Blocks chosen!

I am very excited that the Liverpool Art Fair, massively extended from previous years, is taking place just a short work from …

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A risk that paid off – Under the Arches

Public art workshops are, I have learned, risky. You can plan what you are going to get the group to do, but …

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What if no-one wants my art?

What if no one wants my art? What if no one reads my writing? I’m writing this from a beach resort in …

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Why my Jerusalem art is on Spoonflower

One might be forgiven for thinking that my academic degrees in law and criminology would be totally unrelated to making graffiti inspired …

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Painting Jerusalem doors

When I was in Jerusalem a couple of weeks ago I fell in love with the battered, scratched and graffiti daubed metal …

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Jerusalem photo- collages

I recently spent a week in Jerusalem with an apartment very close to the Old City. I expected that on our day …

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Monte Camino Series 2 - London - NFS

Monte Camino revisited.

Last year I made the Monte Camino series – a set of textile panels about my Grandparents war stories. You can follow …

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Cover of Colorplay book

New book published! Colorplay

It was a good start this morning. I woke up to find that I had a new book published that I knew …

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square panel in beige with stencilled black letter sand raised white graffiti

What happened to my 2017 weekly art project?

You remember my 2017 weekly(ish) art project? The one I confidently declared in this post  would be a modular diary of 2017? …

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The Levantine Gallery, Jerusalem

Levantine Gallery, Jerusalem

It is a small world. A few days ago I was in the old city of Jerusalem, in a side street just …

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Where do you find the time?

The one question I get asked more than any other when I talk to people about my art is: Where do you …

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Picture Stockport Project – my new workshops.

I am delighted to have been invited by Manchester Histories and Stockport Council to be one of the five artists leading public …

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Traces at The World of Glass – New exhibition announcement

Leah Higgins and I are pleased to announce that we have added another duo exhibition, Traces to our exhibiting schedule. When I was …

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Painting the Town Red

This is the first completed piece for an intended body of work inspired by my home town of St. Helens. Which is, to …

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2017/5 Walled in

As anticipated when I started this project, I am posting a little behind the weeks of the year, but that’s OK because …

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Handicap 2017/4

Careful examination of this piece will reveal not just the usual underlying graffiti but scribbled calculations and equations. These reflect the fact …

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The secret of how to start

What’s the secret of starting to make art when you feel unable? Do the thing you need to do right before you …

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It eludes me – 2017/3

The above image is a cheat. It is fake. It looks good but it’s not a real room and my work of …

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What is your underneath? 2017/2

I had just finished posting about my first 2017 diary piece, “As you mean to go on” when I saw a post …

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Art for confidence

I was having a crisis of confidence. I looked at my art work and I thought: cripes, its a mess. It’s a …

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Start as you mean to go on – 2017 diary pieces

‘I might be right, I might be wrong, but I always make a decision.’ That was actually a comment  I heard some …

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3 reasons you should know your place

Do you know your place? So often being told to ‘know your place’ is a put down . A suggestion that you …

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The secret is out! New partnership with Leah Higgins

Happy 2017! New Year for me always involves the gift to myself of new stationery and a generous allowance of time to …

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Now represented by Dot-Art Gallery.

I am delighted to announce that I am now represented by Dot-Art in Liverpool. I have pieces in their Liverpool themed Christmas …

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At the end, they remain

At the End They Remain – Interactive Graffiti Project Piece

  In October I conducted two interactive workshops at Stockport war Memorial Art Gallery. Participants used my painted fabric and paints to …

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Home, St.Helens ( Monte Camino Series) 60 x 40 cm

Monte Camino Series – Home, St.Helens

Part Five – Home. St.Helens  :  A while ago I went to Monte Camino In Italy, with my parents to visit the …

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The Battle ( from the Monte Camino Series) 60 x 40 cm

Monte Camino Series – The Battle

Part Four – The Battle :  A while ago I went to Monte Camino In Italy, with my parents to visit the …

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