Helen McCrorie

Helen McCrorie is an artist and filmmaker based in Perthshire. Her work combines observational filming with experimental sound workshops. Helen works with communities engaged in embodied forms of learning to explore how we generate meaning and relate to the environment and each other through social activities. Her films celebrate marginalised stories of care, creativity and community, in the face of institutions and narratives of power and control. Two of Helen’s most recent films We know a better word than happy (2021) and If play is neither inside nor outside,¬†where is it? (2019) have explored the urgency of play, the first focusing on an urban community greenspace after lockdown, and the second on anarchic outdoor play in a former military camp.

Helen has visited Sweeney’s Bothy as a Self-Directed Resident (2019) and a Creative Practitioner Visual Arts Resident (2022). In May 2024, she was awarded an RSA Residencies for Scotland award to support a further residency at Sweeney’s Bothy and a new experimental film that will focus on the women of Eigg.


Above image: Portrait of Helen McCrorie