Helen McGhie

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Helen McGhie (b.1987) is a visual artist based in Salford (UK), her practice explores the empirical nature of darkness through photography and the moving image. She is currently investigating the act of astronomical observation and the experience of 'cosmic darkness' at Kielder Observatory (Northumberland) for her practice-led PhD ‘Stargazing at the ‘Invisible’: Photography and the Power of Obscured Light – A Research Partnership with Kielder Observatory’, which she is undertaking at the University of Sunderland. McGhie graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2014 and has exhibited nationally and internationally.

McGhie's studio is based at Unit 4, Islington Mill (Salford), she also teaches photography at the University of Sunderland (Northern Centre of Photography) and the University of Central Lancashire.