Helen Hardess has a contemporary inter-disciplinary art practice, working with installations in gallery spaces and outdoor locations.


Recent works have investigated human activity in built and natural environments, social and cultural attitudes towards nature, eco-systems, land usage, and natural resources.


She uses field trips and other immersive processes to gather information and material about the histories (human and non-human) contained in a landscape or a place.

Value is placed on collaborative projects as a way of enlarging and joining contemporary discourses on the environment, and humanity's place within a larger natural world.


Born in Melbourne and living in Brisbane, she has completed a Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art.

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Group Exhibitions


Chain of Ponds, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne


RONA18, Spring Hill Reservoirs, Brisbane


Site, Sample, Sign: A Case Study, STABLE Artspace, Brisbane


Etic Response, Whitebox Gallery, QCA



Waltz in "Talisman", Webb Gallery, QCA

[working title], POP Gallery, Woolloongabba


Foreign Matters in "Undergrowth", QCA Undergraduate  Invitational Exhibition, Webb Gallery


Invitational Orientation Week Exhibition, Whitebox, QCA

Residencies & Publications


House Conspiracy, West End, Brisbane

House Conspiracy Presents: The Conspirator The Artists, May 2018, p.168-183


2014-17   Griffith Award for Academic Excellence