Kaleidoscope, an exhibition by Helz

Kaleidoscope, an exhibition by local artist Helz.

Private View 7/4/22 at Giovannas Deli and Wine Forest Gate. E7 0QH

Helz (aka Helen Maule) is an East London based visual artist. Working in a variety of disciplines, through a variety of mediums, Helz has been able to learn and grow. She has contributed work to art trails, exhibitions and festivals both in the UK and around the world and has been featured on several blogs. Helz is currently the Director of Events and Outreach with East London based dance and arts collective, Rain Crew.

“I named the exhibit Kaleidoscope’ after the toys we used to play with as kids. As you move them the image is continually changing by reflecting back on itself, with different shapes and patterns. The more we grow as people, we change and as we change we are shaped by our tastes, our values and the things and people we surround ourselves with. In turn this things are reflected in us, we are them and they are us. The work you see within this exhibition are reflections of an ever changing me – heavily influenced by Hip Hop culture, friendships and my Caribbean heritage.
When I was approached about exhibiting my work at Giovannas, I was humbled that anyone would even consider my work worthy. This is my first solo exhibition and am honoured for it to be at Gios. Giovannas is synonymous with family and community and that same ethic is what influences and inspires me and my work.”
Website: www.hellahelz.com and IG: @hellahelzart

Wanstead news roundup, 24,08.10; Artists, white lines, and TV

• The full list of artists participating in the Wanstead Art Trail – a fantastically enlightened bid to give Wanstead artistic buzz (rather like the regeneration-inducing Folkestone Triennial) – has been published by the Wanstead Society. It shows 63 venues in Wanstead which will be showing works by more than 130 artists, both professional and amateur. It will take place between 19 and 26 September and more details, including the full map, can be found at the Wanstead Society website.

• Rumours that the Metropolitan Police had started marking out the part of Wanstead Flats where they want to site their Olympic operational headquarters were scotched when it turned out the lines had been painted by the Showman’s Guild for the Wanstead Flats Fair. Opposition to the Met’s proposal is increasing in volume; the force is making its case online.

• Meanwhile, on Tuesday night, the decision will be made about the Arcelor Orbit sculpture, which, in June, Wansteadium revealed risks interfering with the Freeview TV signals of people living in Snaresbrook.Details here. It now appears that if there did turn out to be a significant effect, the Olympic Delivery Authority would be required to pay for corrective measures, though it’s not clear what this could be.