Helen Gilbart



  • 1991 - 92 Bronze Foundry practise at The London Metropolitan University.
  • 1985 - 87 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at Central St. Martins.
  • 1983 - 84 Postgraduate Diploma at Cyprus College of Art.
  • 1975 - 78 B.A. Joint Honours Degree in Art and Geography at the University of Lancaster.

Grants and Awards

  • 2009 Arts Council Award to fund a Canadian residency researching at the Burgess Shale fossil beds in Field, British Columbia. Additional support from The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation, Parks Canada and the University of Cambridge.
  • 2001 - 06  Artist in Residence, Sedgwick Museum and Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge funded by The Leverhulme Trust, European Union, Arts Council and Suffolk County Council An art / science collaborative research project working with the scientists of the university exploring evolution.
  • 2005  Oppenheim - John Downes Award to support production of a new body of paintings.
  • 1997  First Fine Art Iron Pour U.K. An international casting workshop funded by The Lottery.
  • 1992  The Worshipful Company of Founders sponsorship for bronze casting at Central St. Martins.
  • 1989 - 94 Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award to paint independently in southern Spain for a year and in 1992 and 1994. The body of artworks made were shown in the U.K. in different venues between 1992 & 1995.
  • 1989 Eaton Trust Artists’ Award for professional activities in Spain.
  • 1983 - 84 Peter Minet Fine Art Scholarship to paint from the land for a year in Cyprus, culminating in two mixed exhibitions in Nicosia.

Mixed exhibitions

Widely exhibited including the Royal College, the Royal Festival Hall, South London Art Gallery, the Whitechapel Art Gallery and numerous other public galleries in U.K. and abroad.

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2004 - 2010 Helen Gilbart