Helen Sargeant (b 1971 London) is an artist, academic and mother of two children (Sydney aged 10 and Naoise aged 3). Helen works from her home in Todmorden and at the Linden Art Studio Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. She works across drawing, painting, animation, video, performance and installation and has exhibited widely within the UK and Europe. Helen has taught and lectured Fine Art within Higher Education, most recently for the BA Visual Arts Programme at The University of Salford. She has worked extensively in the community delivering artists workshops including working for the NHS, Creative Partnerships and Artists & Education. In 2012 Helen established Mewe, a group of artists, academics, writers, performers, poets and film makers who share an interest in and create work about the maternal.