Urban Expressions September 11 2014
Our Autumn Exhibition opened on Saturday 6th September and continues until Saturday 22nd November 2014. The Exhibition showcases contemporary artwork that depicts both British and European city life and features the work of Lauren van Helmond. CLICK HERE to view the Urban Expressions artwork catalogue >>>
Lauren van Helmond was born in North Staffordshire. She studied Fine Art at Staffordshire University and then Illustration at Glyndwr University. Over the last decade Lauren has combined a background in Fine Art with Design Crafts and Illustration, to refine her artistic skills.
The creation of intricate depictions of British life showcases this multi disciplinary experience, resulting in fanciful characters created in wire, pegs, washers, old biscuit tins and found objects. Focusing on British past times including gardening, drinking tea, day trips and hobbies, Lauren creates narrative worlds, which present the audience with a humorous view point. Minuscule objects are fabricated by cutting, folding and soldering tin and wire. These hand painted objects are assembled and displayed within the confines of either a box frame or glass dome.
Other exhibiting artists: Richard Burel, Colin Carruthers, Terence Clarke, Ellie Hesse, Ross Moore, Carrick Siddell and Melissa Sturgeon.