Acclaimed Artist To Donate Proceeds from Exhibition to GROW and Rape Crisis Centre

One of Ireland’s most acclaimed mosaic, stained glass artists and painters will generously donate proceeds from an upcoming art exhibition to GROW and the Rape Crisis Centre. helen 2 helen

Helen McLean will host an exhibition at Green Acres’ Art Gallery in Wexford town in March to celebrate 25 years of her exhibition and commissioned art work including ten years of art classes from her studio wexford, delivered to children, teenagers, adults, educational and community groups.

The exhibition will be officially opened on Friday, March 2nd by GROW Patron and the former governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan.

Speakers include Brendan Ennis, Chief Executive of Wexford Enterprise Centre, Michele Kerrigan, CEO of GROW and Clare Williams of The Rape Crisis Centre, WexfordIt will feature the works of some 130 studio members including upwards of 40 children who attend Helen’s art classes.

GROW and the Rape Crisis Centre in Wexford are the charity partners for the exhibition, with huge thanks going out to Helen and her amazing art students for generously choosing both charities.

Based in Wexford, Helen specialises in creating, original, site-specific art in mosaic, stained glass and paint and has been commissioned by a wide range of individuals and organisations in the USA, Ireland and UK. helen5

Her technical skills, combined with her ability to problem solve, collaborate, and connect with a shared artistic vision, have generated a wide spectrum of artistic experiences. These range from a 110ft by 9ft painted mural on permanent display in Glasgow Concert Hall to a 2,000sq feet church mosaic in Cape Cod in the US.

In addition to her large scale commissions, Helen runs hugely successful and ever-in-demand art workshops. helen6

In 2012, a group exhibition titled ‘Lives Remembered’, commissioned by theAlzheimer Society of Ireland and directed by Helen, won the Emer Lovett Award at the Wexford Opera Festival.

In 2015, Helen won the Wexford location prize in the Annual Greenacres’ Open Exhibition.

In 2017, Helen’s mosaic work was featured in an extensive video and feature article the Irish Times.