HELEN CLARA HEMSLEY
Curatorial
PRACTICES
I curate projects/exhibitions within a range of craft and design disciplines, in collaboration with others or independently. I am particularly interested in sustainability and upcycling and the relationship between craft, design, contemporary art and storytelling.
Beige
Beige
Exhibited:
At Mette Saabye's,
Copenhagen, 2020
Coverage:
BEIGE is quite simply about the colour beige and incorporates an oasis of beige jewellery/body-related objects from a variety of jewellery makers and artists from all over the world. The exhibition was redesigned (due to Covid 19) to fit in the gallery window so it was accessible 24 hours a day.
Supported by: The National Arts Foundation & Copenhagen Goldsmiths' Guild.
BEIGE is quite simply about the colour beige and incorporates an oasis of beige jewellery/body-related objects from a variety of jewellery makers and artists from all over the world. The exhibition was redesigned (due to Covid 19) to fit in the gallery window so it was accessible 24 hours a day.
Supported by: The National Arts Foundation & Copenhagen Goldsmiths' Guild.
Exhibited:
At Mette Saabye's,
Copenhagen, 2020
COME AGAIN
COME AGAIN
Exhibited:
Officinet – an exhibition space for the Danish Crafts and Design, 2020
Coverage:
Participants:
Ane Henriksen,
Annelie Grimwade Olofsson,
Manuel Canu,
Rasmus Fenhann,
Helle Vibeke Jensen,
Tina Ratzer,
Katrine Borup,
Janne K Hansen,
Maria Sparre-Petersen,
Pernille Falch Heinesen, Lotte Myrthue,
Camilla Prasch,
Martine Myrup,
Maja Røhl,
George William Bell
and Line Frank.
A multi-disciplinary craft and design group exhibition, curated by Else-Rikke Bruun and myself. The exhibition focuses on upcycling and sustainability and how Nordic designers and craftspeople work with these concepts in an innovative and aesthetic way.
A multi-disciplinary craft and design group exhibition, curated by Else-Rikke Bruun and myself. The exhibition focuses on upcycling and sustainability and how Nordic designers and craftspeople work with these concepts in an innovative and aesthetic way.
Exhibited:
Officinet – an exhibition space for the Danish Crafts and Design, 2020
Participants:
Ane Henriksen, Annelie Grimwade Olofsson, Manuel Canu, Rasmus Fenhann, Helle Vibeke Jensen, Tina Ratzer, Katrine Borup, Janne K Hansen, Maria Sparre-Petersen, Pernille Falch Heinesen, Lotte Myrthue, Camilla Prasch, Martine Myrup, Maja Røhl, George William Bell and Line Frank.
UP AND DOWN
UP AND
DOWN
Exhibitions:
Planned for 2021
Participants:
Helen Clara Hemsley (ZA/DK, Curator),
Kim Buck (DK),
Hongxia Wang (DK),
Mette Saabye (DK),
Janne K. Hansen (DK), Thorkild Thørgensen (ZA/DK), Katrine Borup (DK), Liz Loubser (ZA),
Eric Loubser (ZA),
Geraldine Fenn (ZA),
Gussie van der Merwe (ZA), Samantha Vincent (ZA), Thato Radebe
(ZA) and Carine Terreblanche (ZA).
Up and Down is a group exhibition featuring 7 South African and 7 Danish jewellery makers. The first leg of the exhibition will be held at Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg, and the second leg at Goldfingers, Copenhagen (dates to be confirmed). The title refers to both geographic aspects - the Danes live up north and the South Africans live down south, and everyday aspects - the usual ups and downs of life. The works will depict cultural and geographic differences and similarities, as well as a diversity of materials and techniques. Plus the challenges, joys and milestones we all experience in our private and professional lives.
Up and Down is a group exhibition featuring 7 South African and 7 Danish jewellery makers. The first leg of the exhibition will be held at Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg, and the second leg at Goldfingers, Copenhagen (dates to be confirmed). The title refers to both geographic aspects - the Danes live up north and the South Africans live down south, and everyday aspects - the usual ups and downs of life. The works will depict cultural and geographic differences and similarities, as well as a diversity of materials and techniques. Plus the challenges, joys and milestones we all experience in our private and professional lives.
Exhibitions:
Planned for 2021.
Participants:
Helen Clara Hemsley (ZA/DK, Curator), Kim Buck (DK), Hongxia Wang (DK), Mette Saabye (DK), Janne K. Hansen (DK), Thorkild Thørgensen (ZA/DK), Katrine Borup (DK), Liz Loubser (ZA), Eric Loubser (ZA), Geraldine Fenn (ZA), Gussie van der Merwe (ZA), Samantha Vincent (ZA), Thato Radebe (ZA) and Carine Terreblanche (ZA).