Dr Helen Billinghurst
Dr Helen Billinghurst is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, researcher and writer. Her doctoral thesis at the University of Plymouth explored the intersection between painting, drawing and aesthetic walking, and her research interests include the performance of making, site-specificity and embodied process.
Helen is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an alumni associate fellow of the University of Plymouth. She is a member of research groups Performance. Experience. Presence. (University of Plymouth), Land2, and the Walking Artists’ Network.
Helen teaches painting and drawing on BA (Hons) Fine Art, as well as being an MA module leader.
ACE funded for Plymouth Labyrinth project.
University of Plymouth research funding for Web Walking project with Phil Smith.
University of Plymouth funding for Crab & Bee Delegate walk and presentation.
University of Plymouth PGR funding for English Diagrams exhibition.
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Expanded fields of painting and drawing, aesthetic walking, Deleuzian diagrammatics, site-specificity, embodied process and flow in studio making, New Vitalism, intercorporeality and ecosophical futures.
‘Convivial acts for an ecosensual labyrinth’ co-authored article for peer-reviewe Queer Convivialist Perspectives for Sustainable Futures (World Futures) ed. Sacha Kagan.
‘Plymouth Labyrinth’, funded project, Arts Council England & University of Plymouth.
‘Web Walking’, research grant from Plymouth University.
Take Apart commissioned residency Crab & Bee at Teats Hill, Plymouth.
The Mothership: developmental residency, Dorset.
Commissioned walks for: ‘Celebrating Island Herritage’ Symposium, Isles of Scilly; Commonwealth Theatre, Cardiff; NHS psychiatrists, Exeter.
Tactile BOSCH, Jarman Jubilee night Crab & Bee scrying performance, Cardiff.
‘Performing Wild Geographies’ funded by Royal Holloway University London and Oxford University. Knepp Castle Estate, Sussex.