About the Artist

‘Through her use of film & sound, Leigh focuses on the small and often unnoticed elements of our surroundings with the intention to allow for things to be viewed anew, and to induce a slowing down in the process of looking.’

Lives and works in Edinburgh, UK
2021 - 22 MA Applied Arts and Social Practice, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK (Distinction)
2012 -15 Intermedia Art (BA Hons), Edinburgh College of Art, UK
Participatory Projects
Paving the Way: An exploration of female walking through sonic art practice, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, (2022) MA Thesis
Craigmillar NOW, WiSER Project: Oral Histories Project, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (2022)
North Edinburgh Arts Festival with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, (2021-22)
Best In Show, Moray House School of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh (2016)
Untilited: Nation//Live, Scottish National Gallery (2014)
Adopt an Artist: Running with Scissors, Scottish National Gallery (2014)
Foul Play, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh (2014)
Solo Exhibitions
2015, John Watson Prize Winner 2015, Edinburgh, UK
Helen Leigh at Pig Rock Both, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. (2016)
Pig Rock Bothy, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2015)
‘Rec.’ Artist Talk, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh (2016)
Selected Group Exhibitions
Reverse Rituals, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2018)
Simply Beaming, Embassy Gallery and RAT HOLE GALLEY, Maruseppu Art Residency (MAR), Japan, Toyko (2018)
Technically Speaking II, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh (2017)
I Think This Film Is About You, Bongo, Edinburgh (2015)
Square Egg, Whitespace, Edinburgh (2015)
UPLAND Camp 21, Cultybragan Camp, Comrie, Perthshire (2014)

The day my coat, matched the colour of the sky.
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