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’.

Exhibitions 2020

Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen

30 Year Anniversary Exhibition

14th March to 17th May 2020

Sawyer Gallery, Inverewe Garden,


Trees Meet Sea.

May and June 2020 and touring.

A collaborative exhibition with Mandy Haggith, poet, and other artists.


Private commission to make a life size Aberdeen Angus Bull.

Recent completion of private commission to make a life size pony.

Hen Harriers Video

Art North 

Work available at:

Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly
Rhue Gallery, Ullapool,
Tolquhon Gallery,Tarves
Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
Moncrieff-Bray Gallery Petworth
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen