Helen Ganly makes art that reflects her interest in the fragility and instability of the world. She works across a range of media, from painting and drawing to printmaking and installation.
For her exhibition, Ganly presents a film documenting a performance by her in Poland in 2004, a selection of small sculptures and notebooks. Notebooks are an important component of her practice, as they serve as both diary and sketchbook.
Helen Ganly was born in Cookham, Berkshire in 1940. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1958 to 1962. Ganly taught for ten years at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and in the Education Department of Oxford Brookes University. In 2000 she was given a Year of the Artist award to be the first Artist-in-Residence at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The artist has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe. She has lived and worked in Oxford since 1966.
Curated by Allia Ali, the exhibition forms part of our season devoted to the visual arts in Oxford.