Helen Hockin

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Helen Hockin has lived and worked in Lewes for over 30 years. She trained in Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art and has been trying to shake off some of that formal training ever since.

In the early 1990s she co-founded the “Oakleaf Exhibition Space” in Lewes with the ceramicist Jo Hall. Helen has exhibited widely in Sussex, in Lewes, Worthing, Brighton and Ashdown Forest, and also in Bath and at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts.

In 2012 Helen was part of “Rites and Sites”, creating the “future archaeology” component of the “Witches 400” commemorative project in Lancashire. This project brought to life the story of the Pendle Witches; other contributors included poet Simon Armitage and writer Jeanette Winterson. A selection of Helen’s artworks from the project are now on permanent display at the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall.

Her materials are varied, from natural and found objects to wax, string and more conventional drawing media. She creates her artwork from her photographs of china dolls, nature, and sculptures she originally made for her “Museum of Curiosity” – an intricate installation developed whilst working at Zu Studios in Lewes. This exhibition is a bringing together of her many artistic fields, this is the first showing of these new artworks that Helen has created over the past four years.


 

“Much of my artwork is based on nature, the spirit of folk tales and our cultural relationships with our amazing and varied landscape - the deeper, unseen history of its people.”

2020_07_22 Helen HockinHelen Hockin
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Interview by journalist John May

Audio Production by Simon Kunath

From The Doll's House

The mystery of small things

 

27th July - 9th August

1 Tree spirit- breathing hh.jpg

Title: Tree spirit - breathing

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Dye, carbon mono-print, gouache

Price: Framed £800 | Unframed £650 | Print (unframed) £150

2 Jackdaws' dreaming hh .jpg

Title: Jackdaws’ dreaming

Size: 39.3 x 29cm

Medium: Dye, ink mono-print, gouache

Price: Framed £750 | Unframed £650 | Print (unframed) £150

3 Muse 1 - from the dolls' house hh.jpg

Title: Muse 1 – from the dolls’ house

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Digital photographic print

Price: Framed £250 | Unframed £150 | Print (unframed) print only

4 Doll laughing hh.jpg

Title: Doll – laughing

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Dye and carbon mono-print

Price: Framed £700 | Unframed £600 | Print (unframed) £150

5 Grandmother toad sings her silence hh.

Title: Grandmother toad sings her silence

Size: 39.3 x 24cm

Medium: Carbon mono-print

Price: Framed £750 | Unframed £650 | Print (unframed) £150

6 Pharisees' tune - glamour cloak hh.jpg

Title: Pharisees’ tune – glamour cloak

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Carbon mono-print, ink, gouache

Price: Framed £400 | Unframed £300 | Print (unframed) not available

7 From the cabinet of charms hh.jpg

Title: From the cabinet of charms

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Dye, carbon mono-print

Price: Framed £450 | Unframed £300 | Print (unframed) £150

8 Watching and being watched hh.jpg

Title: Watching and being watched

Size: 29 x29cm

Medium: Digital photographic print

Price: NFS

9 Breathing life into baby hh.jpg

Title: Breathing life into baby

Size: 19.5 x 14.5cm

Medium: Dye, carbon mono-print, water base pencil

Price: Framed £450 | Unframed £300 | Print (unframed) £100

10 Sisters keeping counsel - from the do

Title: Sisters keeping counsel – from the dolls’ house

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Digital photographic print

Price: Framed £250 | Unframed £150 | Print only

11 Now children play nicely hh.jpg

Title: Now children, play nicely

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Dye, carbon mono-print

Price: Framed £950 | Unframed £800 | Print (unframed)  £150

12 Jackdaw doll imagining his story hh.j

Title: Jackdaw doll, imagining his story

Size: 19.5 x 14.5cm

Medium: Dye, carbon mono-print

Price: Framed £450 | Unframed £300 | Print (unframed)  £100

13 Glamour cloaked pharisee - hiding hh.

Title: Glamour cloaked pharisee - hiding

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Printing ink, carbon mono-print, gouache

Price: Print (unframed) £150

14 Resting in thistledown - from the dol

Title: Resting in thistledown – from the dolls’ house

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Digital photographic print

Price: Framed £250 | Unframed £150 |  Print only

15 Pharisees' message hh .jpg

Title: Pharisees’ message

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Digital print of chestnut leaf and ink

Price: Framed £250 | Unframed £150 |  Print only

16 Whispering sisters hh.jpg

Title: Whispering sisters

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Dye, carbon mono-print

Price: Framed £550 | Unframed £450 | Print (unframed)  £150

17 The communing of nature hh.jpg

Title: The communing of nature

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Digital print of carbon mono-print on dye

Price: NFS

18 Witch wearing American slippers -and

Title: Witch wearing American slippers – dreaming of climbing trees

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Dye, ink mono-print

Price: Framed £850 | Unframed £750 | Print (unframed)  £150

19 Hiding - the unseen hh.jpg

Title: Hiding – the unseen

Size: 19.5 x 14.5cm

Medium: Digital photographic print

NFS

20 Glamour cloaked pharisee - telling ta

Title: Glamour cloaked pharisee – telling tales

Size: 28.5 x 24cm

Medium: Printing ink, carbon mono-print, gouache

Price: Framed £450 | Unframed £300 | Print (unframed)  £100

To purchase any of the works please send an email to: starbrewerygallery@gmail.com  

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Artist's name and the title of the artwork.

 

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