Helen Carnac is an artist, maker, curator and academic who lives and works in London. Central to her practice as a maker and a thinker are, drawing, mark-making, the explicit connections between material, process and maker, and an emphasis on deliberation and reflection.
Helen is actively involved in developing dialogue within the Crafts, having developed numerous talks and events for makers over the past ten years. In 2006 she was co-chair for the Association for Contemporary Jewellerys conference Carry the Can, and in 2009 she was awarded a Cultural leadership fellowship in the Crafts in order to develop ideas about how the Crafts are communicated. She also curated the national touring show Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution, which opened at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in 2009.
Helen often works in interdisciplinary environments and is currently working with various designers and artists on projects, including a DJ, textile artists, scientists, fine artists, choreographers, a performance artist, furniture designer and silversmith. She has worked extensively in the UK and USA, and in 2011 as a guest Professor at Kunsthochschule Weissensee, Berlin. She is a member of the collaborative making project Intelligent Trouble, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
In 2012 Helen took part in Siobhan Davies Dance residency programme Side by Side.