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MA Interior & Spatial Design student Helen Brewer prepares for the MA Summer Show

Helen Brewer
Helen Brewer
courtesy of the artist Helen Brewer
Written by
Isabelle Gressel
Published date
27 August 2015

Currently setting up in the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, MA Interior & Spatial Design student Helen Brewer paused to let us know how she is preparing for the Chelsea MA Summer Show.

The MA Summer Show opens next Friday 4th September, in a few words, what can we expect from the MA Interior & Spatial Design students?
You can expect a lot of interesting and different ways in which the course has been interpreted. Projects range from large scale installations to sculpture and video. Making, experimenting and self-fabricating is an important aspect of how we have been working throughout the year.

How are you finding the setting up and preparation for it?
There’s a great atmosphere in the studios, everyone is putting in the long hours to get their work ready for the show. Personally, I have enjoyed working outside in the Parade Ground and engaging with the curious public who pass through the college.

What is your favourite skill that you have learnt whilst at Chelsea?
Definitely learning and becoming more confident with machinery in the wood and metal workshops. It’s very gratifying when you can figure out a design problem and execute it yourself – especially when you somehow make something work out of nothing.

Do you have any advice  you’d like to share with our students beginning this September?
This is your chance to explore and create with a lot of freedom and encouragement. Take advantage of the expertise at the college and look for ways in which your work can feed into the outside, as well as meet like-minded people in your field of interest.

courtesy of the artist Helen Brewer

courtesy of the artist Helen Brewer

Find out more about where and when to see Helen’s final piece formed of Agitprop-style structures, exploring ideas about the dissemination of information and protest on the Chelsea MA Summer Show event page.

Keep in touch with her work via Helen Brewer’s website.

Find out more about MA Interior & Spatial Design on our course page.