Helen McGhie

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2017 - present: University of Sunderland, PhD (practice based) in partnership with Kielder Observatory, title:
'Stargazing at the Invisible: Photography and the Power of Obscured Light'
2012 - 14: Royal College of Art, MA Photography, Distinction
2006 - 09: University of Sunderland, BA(Hons) Photography, Video & Digital Imaging, 1st Class

2015 - present: Academic Tutor, University of Sunderland, Northern Centre of Photography
2014 - 2015: Adjunct Instructor in Photography, Richmond, The American International University in London

2017: Lumen, Bankley Gallery (Manchester)
2017: Hi-5, ArtWork Atelier, (Manchester)
2017: GM Arts Prize (shortlisted artist), Elliot House (Manchester)
2016: And Again, part of Exchange Rates (Sluice 2016), with Vacuous, Brooklyn Fire Proof (New York)
2016: HARD FOCUS, (curated by Helen McGhie/Nightlight Darkroom), ArtWork Atelier (Manchester)
2016: ArtWork Atelier Open Studio, The Manchester Contemporary (Manchester)
2015: Sluice 2015, with Vacuous, Bargehouse (London) link
2015: Do you like love? (curated by Shutter Hub), Salt & Pegram (London) link
2015: Hello Future! Talent's Archive, Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens) link
2014: Body, PH21 Gallery (Budapest)
2014: Noise Festival: Best New Creatives, Southbank Outdoor Exhibition (London)
2014: Show RCA, Royal College of Art (London) link
2014: Penumbra, APT Gallery Deptford (London)
2014: A Sense of Things, Hockney Gallery (London)   
2014: RCA Secret, Royal College of Art (London)
2013: Splinter, Michael Hoppen Gallery (London)
2013: Fine Art WIP, Royal College of Art (London)
2012: Identity Crisis (SOLO SHOW), Harris Museum & Art Gallery (Preston) Harris archive - review
2011: Freedom From Selection, BLANKSPACE (Manchester) press release - review
2010: Flesh & Blood: an investigation into family, Nexus Art Café (Manchester) flyer
2010: At Home, Chapel Gallery (Ormskirk) review
2010: Autres pour elles-mêmes, 8th Congress of the New Lacan School of Psychoanalysis (Geneva) introduction
2010: The Big M / Abandon Normal Devices video art festival in Flag Market Square (Preston)
2009: Helios VII: Contemporary Photography, The Biscuit Factory (Newcastle)
2009: JAM: Contemporary Photographic Practice, Reg Vardy Gallery (Sunderland)

2017: Awarded, AHRC National Productivity Investment Fund PhD Studentship, University of Sunderland / Kielder Observatory
2017: Nominated, The Graduate Photographer's Award, Magnum Photos
2017: Shortlisted, GM Arts Prize 2017
2016: Winner, British Women Artists competition 2016
2015: Nominated, The Graduate Photographers Award 2015, Magnum Photos
2014: Winner, Noise Fesitval Curator's Choice, selected by Elaine Constantine website
2014: Longlisted, Peaches & Cream IV
2014: Winner, The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, Photography (selected by Tom Hunter)
2014: Shortlisted, Deutsche Bank Fine Art Award
2013: Shortlisted, European Photography Prize
2012/13: RCA Bursary

2017: Graphic Design School, Abbie Vickress, David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Eric Zemple (Thames & Hudson)
2016: Winner of the British Women Artists Competition 2016 Announced, The Purpose Of It
2015: An Interview with Helen McGhie, Photographer and Artist at Format Festival 2015, Shutter Hub
2015: 'Skin as Medium & Metaphor', Holly Parkhouse https://issuu.com/dcji/docs/skin_as_medium___metaphor_holly_par
2014: 'Image Conscious' in Spectrum, The Sunday Times Magazine p33, 23.11.14
2014: Little Performance, Issue 2
2014: Penumbra, book by VERB Bureau buy here
2014: Science & Fiction (Black Dog Publishing) review - buy here
2014: Uncertain States 17, photography newspaper online version
2014: Artist in Conversation, VERB Bureau
2013: Meet: Helen McGhie, Hunger TV feature
2012: Culture 24 exhibition review   
2012: The Two Hats exhibition review
2010: The Last Picture Show, family album/photography research archive
2009: Fresh, Issue no. 27 (The Biscuit Factory) http://www.northeastphoto.net/
2009: JAM Contemporary Photographic Practice, exhibition catalogue

Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Private Collections