Helen Hardess has a contemporary inter-disciplinary art practice, mostly working in installations in gallery spaces, but also in outdoor locations.
Recent works have investigated contemporary issues relating to human activity in built and natural environments, social and cultural attitudes to nature, eco-systems, land usage and natural resources.
Her developing practice increasingly uses field trips and other immersive processes to gather information and material,to learn to read 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 issues related to the environment, humanity's place within a larger natural world.
Born in Melbourne and living in Brisbane, she is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane.
2014 - Current
Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art (QCA), Brisbane
Chain of Ponds, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne, a collaborative installation with Jude Roberts
RONA18, Springhill Reservoirs, Brisbane - a collaborative work with Jude Roberts
Site, Sample, Sign: A Case Study, STABLE Artspace, Brisbane
Etic Response, Whitebox Gallery, QCA
Talisman, Webb Gallery, QCA
River St. Studios, Project Gallery, QCA
[working title], POP Gallery, Woolloongabba
Undergrowth, QCA Undergraduate Invitational Exhibition, Webb Gallery, QCA
Invitational Orientation Week Exhibition, Whitebox, QCA
Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards
Brisbane Institute of Art Members’ Exhibition, BIA, Brisbane
Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery Members’ Exhibition, Brisbane
The One-Year Drawing Project, Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne
House Conspiracy, West End, November 2017
Link to podcast #41:
House Conspiracy Presents: The Conspirator The Artists, May 2018, p168-183.
2014 - 17 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
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