Helen Ganley: The Many Faces of a Woman Artist
DVD1986 30 Minutes
Working with children, and in mental hospitals and prison as artist and therapist, to support her family - Helen managed to create her own colourful and meaningful art.
To support her family Helen has worked as art teacher and art therapist- in psychiatric hospitals, prison, and with Asian children and adults in East Oxford where she lives. A mother, wife, lover, housewife and feminist - in her own words she tells the story of one woman’s experiences trying to overcome various obstacles which women artists still encounter. She talks about what inspired her own colourful artwork- Indian poetry, female goddesses emotional myth including Mary, colourful textile and collage sculptures; her book for children about an Indian girl child in England and her many exhibitions successful, and all this relevant to wider concerns of artists now.