BIOGRAPHY

Helen Scalway studied at Newnham College, Cambridge and at Chelsea College of Art.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
AWAKENING  The National Trust, Leith Hill Place, Surrey

TURN THE PAGE   Artists Book Fair,  Norwich

‘FRANKENSTEIN’   Artists Books at The University of the West of England

2018
FRANKENSTEIN Liverpool Central Library, travelling to Knowsley Library

READ CODE MAKE Guildford Public Library (Arts Council funded), travelling to other Surrey libraries

SoCo COLLECT, ARTISTS’ RESPONSES TO MUSEUM OBJECTS  Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

IF WE WERE HOUSES  5th Base Gallery, London, curated by Helen Scalway

2017
SOUTH COAST ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE  Hastings Arts Forum

2016
CURIOUS QUARTERS  The Stone Space, London, with Ali Clarke and Claire Reed

SOUTH COAST ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE  Hastings Arts Forum

2013
MR SHERRIFF’S ARTISTS  The Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton on Thames

AL-MUTANABBI STREET STARTS HERE  John Rylands Library, Manchester, 2013 and George Mason University Art gallery USA

SURREY CONTEMPORARY ARTS  Riverside Gallery, Walton on Thames

THIS ME OF MINE  Ipswich Museum and Art gallery

IN THIS FRAGILE SPACE Vyner Street Gallery, London

2012
MIND THE MAP; INSPIRING ART, DESIGN AND CARTOGRAPHY  London Transport Museum

2012
THE ARROW AS ICON Centre for Recent Drawing online residency

2012
FROST ART MUSEUM DRAWING PROJECT Frost Art Museum, Florida International Museum Miami

2009
LOADBEARING Ada Street Gallery London

2009
MOVING PATTERNS The Royal Geographical Society London 

2007
THE BRITISH SARI STORY Brent Museum, London, touring to The Chenderit School, Northampton, The Harley Gallery, Derbyshire, New Walk Gallery Leicester, Falmouth School of Art and Design and other galleries

2002
FROM THE ARCHIVE MoDA Museum of Domestic Architecture Middlesex University

2002
FLORENCE TRUST ARTISTS Florence Trust, London

2000
NEGOTIATIONS Lanchester Gallery Coventry University

1999
JAMES JOYCE’S TYPEWRITER AND OTHER STORIES London Institute Gallery

1999
RADIO TEMPORAIRE Le Magasin, Centre D’Art Contemporain, Grenoble in association with  exhibition: 1900-2000: Au tournant d’un siecle: figures de l’engagement, Le Musee d’Art et d’Histoire de Geneve

1998
SOUVENIRS Museum Street London Site specific installations, curator Erica Tan

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2012-2015
Artist in Residence, Department of Geography, Exeter University
Current collaboration with geographer Professor Gail Davies on the spatialities of translational research Visit website

2012
Online Residency, Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD) London

2010
Patterns in Place, St George’s Arts, Esher, Surrey

2008, 2009
The Centre for Drawing Research, Wimbledon College of Art, London University of the Arts

2007-2010
Arts and Humanities Research Council major award, ‘Fashioning Diaspora Space’; to multi-disciplinary team based at Royal Holloway, London University and the Research Department,Victoria and Albert Museum

2004-2005

Arts and Humanities Research Board, Small Grant in the Performing and Creative Arts to produce artist’s book: New Babel: Pattern, Memory  And The Cosmopolitan City and website

2001-2002
Studio Residency, The Florence Trust, London

1993
Kingston University Stanley Picker Travel Scholarship

COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:

The National Art Library, V&A, London, Chelsea College of Art Artists’ Book Collection, London, Winchester School of Art Artists’ Book Collection, The University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research, London Transport Museum Contemporary Art Collection, Women’s Art Collection, Goldsmiths University Library London, Middlesex University Library.

PRESENTATIONS OF VISUAL WORK AT WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

2018

IAT Symposium, Manchester University

2017

Blue Monkey Network, Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne

2015

‘Experiments in Mice Space’ presented by Professor Gail Davies, University of Exeter, co-authored by Helen Scalway, Association of American Geographers conference, Chicago

2014

‘Two lab diagrams’, LASSH: Laboratory Animals in the Social Sciences and Humanities, interdisciplinary and international network, University of Exeter

‘Topologies of Immunity’, University of Exeter

2013

‘Immunitary Geographies,’ conference of The Royal Geographical Society, London

“Visualising Immunitary Geographies: defensive structures, topological spaces and knotted relations”, Royal Geographical Society, London

‘Archives and Emergence’,  University of Chicago Center in Beijing

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2018 – Frankenstein: The Liverpool and Knowsley Book Art Exhibition. Visit website.

Cosmopolitanism, Markets, and Consumption: A Critical Global Perspective
Eds. Julie Emontspool and Ian Woodward, Pub. Springer 2017  

2013 – 2013 Garageland Reviews. Review by Joe Turnbull of ‘In This Fragile Place’ Visit website

2012 – Eight Reflections on Helen Scalway’s conversations with Gail Davies   Kaushik Sunder Rajan, University of Chicago
Read Commentary

THE CONTEMPORARY FLANEUSE, pages in Technologies and Utopias: The cyberflaneur and the experience of ‘being online’ Maren Hartman, Reinhard Fischer Verlag, 2004

Review by Erica Warren, Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide, vol 6 issue 1 Spring 2007, Visit website

TRAVELLING BLIND Pages in an essay by Charlotte Brunsdon in Electronic Elsewheres: Media, Technology, and the Experience of Social Space, eds. Chris Berry, Soyoung Kim and Lynn Spigel, University of Minnesota Press, 2010

THE BIG PICTURE PODIUM, Arts and Humanities Research Council Publication, Spring 2010

MOVING PATTERNS Victoria and Albert Museum website Visit website.

THE BRITISH SARI STORY

NEGOTIATIONS The Independent, February 7th 1999 ‘Public View: Adventures in Contemporary Art’ no 18, Duncan McLaren

 CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

EXPERIMENTAL GEOGRAPHIES
Ed. Angela Last, Wiley 2012

PLACES AND SPACES, essay and images in British Asian Style, eds. Christopher Breward and Phil Crang, V&A Publishing, 2010.

HOUSE TEXTILE, image in Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities, eds. Kim Knott and Sean McLoughlin, Zed Books, 2010

THE CONTEMPORARY FLANEUSE, chapter in The Invisible Flaneuse: Gender, Public Space and Visual Culture in Nineteenth Century Paris, eds. Aruna D’Souza and Tom McDonough, Manchester University Press, 2006

THE CONTEMPORARY FLANEUSE, essay, (La Flaneuse Contemporaine), in RADIOTEMPORAIRE, eds. Alejandra Riera, Caecilia Tripp et al., Le Magasin, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Universities of Grenoble and Geneva, 2002

TRAVELLING BLIND, text of artist’s book and cover art, in CITY FRAGMENTS A/Z, eds. Steve Pile and Nigel Thrift, Routledge, London, 2000

TRAVELLING BLIND: May 2012, Mind The Map: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography, Lund Humphries, book accompanying Mind The Map exhibition at London Transport Museum

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Contributions to ‘Fashioning Diaspora Space’, web pages on V&A website

Artist’s blog, V&A website, 2007-2009

ORNAMENT, MEMORY AND THE COSMOPOLITAN CITY, The Journal of Romance Studies, London University, 7:1, Spring 2007

A PATOIS OF PATTERN: Memory in the Cosmopolitan City, article and images, Journal of Cultural Geography, June 2006

THE CONTEMPORARY FLANEUSE (La Flaneuse Contemporaine) essay and images, in FACES 51, Journal d’Art et d’Architecture, University of Geneva, Autumn 2002

A PATOIS OF PATTERN, Artists Book, Curwen Studio, 2005, in University of the West Of England’s Artists Book Collection: Royal Holloway, University of London, Rare Books Collection, Egham, Surrey: Winchester School of Art Artists Book Collection and website

TRAVELLING BLIND, Artists Book, 1996 in Artists Book Collection, Chelsea College of Art, and London Transport Museum Contemporary Art Collection.

FORTHCOMING

Drawing Investigations: Graphic Relationships with Science, Culture and Environment.

A conversation with the editors, Gerald Davies and Sarah Casey, pub. Bloomsbury

Talk on ‘If We Were Houses’, Towner Art Gallery, October 2019

 

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