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Helen Winder

Having worked in the field of paper conservation since leaving art college 23 years ago I have recently been enjoying drawing again.

The move to a creative community at The Chocolate Factory has enabled me to reconnect with my love of collage and the freedom and challenges of drawing from life.

Alongside my poster conservation practice my new found drawing outlets have helped me to create a happy fulfilling work/life balance.

Graduated from Liverpool Institute of Higher Education with bachelor of design 1991
Trainee paper conservator British Library 1992-97
Women's art cooperative Skylark gallery, Southbank, London 1995-1997
Book conservation in monastery library, Italy, summers 1993-1996
Work experience within the poster restoration industry, Los Angeles, USA Paper and book conservator British Library 1997-2004
Poster Conservation Practice 2003-present

Having worked in the field of conservation since 1992, Helen Winder has gained collective knowledge and skills working within national archives in the British Library and the international poster restoration industry. With her experience she has developed her own poster conservation practice resulting in a stable conservation medium bringing to life and prolonging the future of the individual printed poster.

Clients include: Bonhams, Christie's, The Magic Circle archives, film directors, galleries, hotels, private collectors.

The Chocolate Factories in Wood Green, London N22, are a landmark development and hub of excellence for the creative industries in the UK.

The project started in 1996 when Collage Arts, an arts development agency, moved into the Chocolate Factory on Clarendon Road and converted several derelict floors of the Factory into artist studios.

What followed was a high demand for creative space and in 2002, Collage Arts renovated Chocolate Factory 2 on Coburg Road, next door.

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