Helen Hughes graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design with an honours BA in Fine Art and completed a Masters in Visual Arts Practices through IADT Dublin. Materiality is central to Helen’s practice where materials selected are often wilful, unpredictable and difficult to control. Working against their intended use by disrupting the designated functioning of these materials, the homogeneity of mass production is probed, and the materials are forced out of an inertia and endowed with a more tactile, human sensibility. Hughes has exhibited widely and her work has received many commendations, both in Ireland and internationally. Recent shows include Amongst Other Things, a commissioned show at the Lexicon Gallery in Dun Laoghaire, Veins (The Molesworth Gallery, Dublin), A Bounce Borrowed (The Dock, Carrick on Shannon) and Syntonic State – Tulca 2018 in Galway.
image caption: Nothing but Sure (detail) 2018