Suffolk-based artist Helen Murray has produced a new exhibition inspired by the idea of ‘home’ using a delicate and detailed process that has to be seen in-person to fully appreciate.
The exhibition is entitled ‘Settlement – In Search of Home’ and runs from 3rd December to 24th January.
Claire Somerville, chief executive of Babylon ARTS explains: “The work brings together tiny fragments of found objects and natural materials, that Helen refers to as her ‘treasures’. These are carefully assembled onto board, often in a grid format and the result is an astonishingly detailed and mesmerising collection of art works that have to be seen up close to be enjoyed fully.”
Helen won the ‘Best in Show’ Award at the Babylon Gallery’s Summer Open in 2019, and has had to wait until now to have her solo exhibition, due to the challenges of the Covid-19 restrictions.
Helen Murray completed a Foundation course, but is otherwise self-taught. She has a background in children’s and editorial illustration. Helen explains “My aim is always to suggest rather than define, to nudge the imagination in the manner of poetry or music.”
‘Settlement – In Search of Home’ will be on at the Babylon Gallery until 24th January and further information and insight videos can be found on the Babylon Arts website: http://www.babylonarts.org.uk.
Press release from Babylon Arts