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.
I© Helen Hardess 2017
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