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 2021

Moncrieff-Bray Gallery,  Summer Exhibition,


Opens 28th April

Sawyer Gallery, Inverewe Garden,


Trees Meet Sea.

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

Sometime in 2021

SSA at the Scottish Ornithologist’s Club Gallery, Aberlady

Insectarium – Fascination and Fear

Thursday 3 June – Sunday 25 July 2021




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

Commission from Hart Builders to make thirty starlings for railings in a new housing complex in Loanhead.


Private commission to make a life size Aberdeen Angus Bull.

Art Mag


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