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: http://houseconspiracy.org/podcast/2017/12/27/41-helen-hardess-jude-roberts-arts-power-duo


House Conspiracy Presents: The Conspirator The Artists, May 2018, p168-183.


2014 - 17      Griffith Award for Academic Excellence

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