Helen Gilbart is the artist in residence at the Sedgwick Museum. Helen is an established artist who has exhibited widely in Britain and abroad. She paints mainly in oil, draws extensively, and is an experienced printmaker. Her first degree combined Geography with Art; much of her professional practice has related to the earth sciences. Two separate fine art awards enabled her to pursue her interest in the land in depth - working in the field in Cyprus and Spain. Prior to her current project, Helen worked with a private fossil collection developing artworks and increasing her understanding of the subject.
The Sedgwick Museum's internationally renowned collection of fossils forms the basis of a collaboration between Helen, the Museum and the Department of Earth Sciences, generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust. The project explores the evolutionary development of organic life under the title: What Colour is Evolution? An examination celebrating four billion years of Life on Earth. There will be a final exhibition to mark the completion of the project.