Acme Studios — Hélène Lord

Supporting Artists since 1972

Hélène Lord

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) Residency

Hélène Lord is a visual artist from Canada who works with drawing, sculpture and installation. Her works comprise objects and photographs drawn from everyday life, to explore the poetic potential between subject and object, as filtered through memory. Small vestiges of the everyday bear silent witness to our intimate and collective lives, both real and imagined.

Select exhibitions include: Cartographie d'un paysage, Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal (2014); Tissages atmosphériques, Vyner Street Gallery, London (2012); Infinite City, Vyner Street Gallery, London, UK and Studio du Québec à Londres (2012); Cartographie du passage des heures (Mapping time), Casa das onze Janelas, Belém-Pará, Brazil (2009); Banquet et vestiges, Occurrence espace d’art et d’essai contemporains, Montreal (2009).

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

In 2008-2009, in partnership with Québec's Ministry of Culture and Communications and the Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie, and on the recommendation of Arts Council England, Conseil des arts et des lettres (CALQ) approached Acme to establish the Québec Studio in London, thereby expanding the network of residencies offered abroad to Québec artists and writers. The residency provides two six month long residencies per year in Bow, E3 for artists who have at least 10 years' experience of professional practice. Applications and selection are undertaken directly by CALQ.

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