Helen Denerley


Helen Denerley lives and works on a remote hillside in North East Scotland. Since graduating from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 1977 she has worked continuously as a sculptor. Best known in Scotland for her larger than life scrap metal giraffes on Leith Walk in Edinburgh, her work has been commissioned in Japan and South Georgia and is in collections across the UK. In 2016 Helen completed a 6m giraffe for a private client in Hong Kong.


Helen’s work is the result of meticulous observation and drawing skills combined with a love of the natural world and all the technical aspects of working in metal. The forms are never whole, the use of negative space makes them come alive, creating form where there is only air. Helen has turned this into ‘Positive Space’.

Across the Equinox Exhibition, collaboration with poet Michael Longley.

Rhue Gallery, Ullapool www.rhueart.co.uk July 7th to August 28th 2018 Helen and Michael have known and been inspired by each other for many years.  This exhibition features sculpture and poetry created as a result of that inspiration. View the catalogue here. Read...

British Art Portfolio

Tatha Gallery

CONNECTIONS 22 April 2017 - 17 June 2017 For more information click here....

Hollow – Kilmorack Gallery

HOLLOW, a joint exhibition with painter Peter White at Kilmorack Gallery.  Until 9th...

Wild boar piglets

Commissioned to make a Wild Boar and piglets for in new retail park Westhill Aberdeenshire

Giraffe for Hong Kong 2016

Commissioned to make a six metre high giraffe for Hong Kong

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Here is the correct link for Across the Equinox, a collaborative exhibition with poet Michael Longley https://t.co/9A7dcf3b2I

Last sculpture finished for Across The Equinox opening this weekend https://t.co/rr6j8fMyzk

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