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Wendy Healey

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Skin on skin


Triptych: En pointe Crumbling Bastet


Mind and Matter

Life sketch


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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I gather natural and manufactured materials from my environment exploring themes of transformation and emergence. Imbued with memories, emotions, thoughts, dreams my making fuses and transforms disparate materials such as debris, mud, brambles, bark, muslin, clay, plastic …. I follow their sensory rhythm to create tactile organic forms and non-forms. Imbued with a life of their own my work explores the essence of being human- our beginnings, our endings- how our bodies and minds interact with our environments. Our surroundings form us, make us what and who we are psychologically, emotionally, socially and physically. My sculptures and paintings occupy an ephemeral slippery place between our internal and external worlds.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist means exploration and discovery-creating interactive stimulating artwork that encourages curiosity and reflection to explore our internal and external landscapes

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

‘Inspiration for my making lies in the physicality of my surroundings and within me - I make things intuitively. I create paintings, sculptural forms/ non- forms and ceramics influenced by my rural home in Herefordshire , my beginnings in Vancouver, Canada and feral childhood in the Midlands- my practice absorbs my surroundings.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

In-between, Wendy Healey, (2022), OCA EdgeZine magazine: Identity Issue no12- winter/spring edition (2021/22). Available at: indd.adobe.com p112.

Healey Wendy, Gaia (2023. pp120-21) 101 contemporary artists and more, Collect Art. Tibilisi Georgia, Volume 2. 2023.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

1988 B SocSc (Hons) Political Science, Birmingham University. U.K. 

1990 M SocSc, Birmingham University. U.K. 

2000 Accredited Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), London. U.K. 

2022 First Class BA (Hons) Painting Degree, Open College of Arts (OCA), Barnsley. U.K.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Annual Open Exhibition,( 8 January- February 26 2022), The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, Conwy, Wales. U.K.
‘In-Between’ Wendy Healey, solo Exhibition showcasing BA (Hons) Degree with Open College of Arts, (OCA), (April 28-May 14 2022) Direct Action Art UK (DAA) Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. U.K.
Layers, (April 28- June 1 2022), Take 4 Gallery, Ledbury, Herefordshire. U.K.
Annual Open Exhibition,( 8 January- February 26 2024), The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, Conwy, Wales. U.K.
Friends Open All Media Exhibition, (11 January- 10 February 2024), RBSA, Birmingham.U.K.

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