Helen Kilby Nelson is a multi-disciplinary, artist based in rural Warwickshire.

 

I am an artist, writer, curator and project manager based in Warwickshire, West Midlands. My practice includes independent and collaborative working. I work with different communities and organisations both on and offline.  My areas of research include accessibility and equity within the arts and wider societal systems, knowledge sharing and development, commonalities, borderless living, health and wellbeing. I work with a variety of media using processes that include written word, moving image, photography, music, analogue and digital painting and drawing, and found images to create 2D works, sculptural installations and creative spaces. I create, develop and deliver arts development programmes, and art workshops for organisations and for independent projects. I continue to develop all areas of my practice and I am currently a voluntary board member with Coventry Biennial and an advisory board member with Coventry Artspace.

Currently I am studying MA Arts and Education Practices at Birmingham City University which synthesizes with the work I am doing with the S-o-A Community Art Project as Project Manager and the Parallel State as co-curator and citizen.

 

Identifying as working class and with lived experience of a long term health condition, I use my own experiences and those I have observed or had shared with me to identify, interrogate, highlight and invite dialogue on inequities within society.  

 

I continually question the human condition and society, my thinking is analytical and often non linear, discovering that which appears insignificant as there for a reason, peeling away layers of information and misinformation, semiotics, verbal and written language to find connections and truth.

 

My methods of working include solo, collaborative, participatory and facilitation. 

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