Artist in-Residence
Autumn/Winter 2019-2020

Helen Cammock is in-residence at Wysing during autumn and winter 2019-2020, when she will explore the Wysing archives to reflect the organisation’s location and history as part of our 30th birthday programme. 

Helen Cammock works across moving image, photography, writing, poetry, spoken word, song, performance, printmaking and installation. She is interested in histories, storytelling and the excavation, re-interpretation and re-presentation of lost, unheard and buried voices. Helen uses her own writing, literature, poetry, philosophical and other found texts, often mapping them onto social and political situations.

Cammock's new work has been commissioned by us as part of our 30th birthday programme and formed the basis of an exhibition, They Call It Idlewild that opened at Wysing on 29 February 2020. For more information about They Call It Idlewild, please click here.

Helen Cammock's residency and exhibition are supported by Arts Council England and Art Fund. 


Helen Cammock’s work has recently been screened as part of the Serpentine Cinema Series and Tate Artists Moving Image Screening Programme. She has exhibited at venues including Cubitt, London; Galerie Futura Alpha Nova, Berlin; The Tetley, Leeds; Open Source Contemporary Arts Festival; Hollybush Gardens, London; 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London; VOID, Derry; Reading International; and The Whitechapel Gallery, London. She has written for Photoworks and Aperture magazine and was shortlisted for the Bridport poetry prize in 2015. Her work has been published in The Photographers’ Gallery journal Loose Associations and in an artist book and vinyl 12” Moveable Bridge with Bookworks, London. 

Cammock was co-director of Brighton Photo Fringe Festival for 4 years. She is currently working on a new project with Serpentine Galleries and a Film and Video Umbrella, London and Touchstones, Rochdale commission. She won the 2018 Max Mara Art Price for Women and is joint-winner of the 2019 Turner Prize.