Helen is an emerging artist with an installation practice grounded in materiality, expanded drawing, and sculpture, who has been showing work since 2015.
Her process-driven and experimental practice seeks to push against material and medium hierarchies. Engaging with a variety of contemporary issues, recent works have spoken to Australia’s contested histories, fractious present, and destabilised futures in relation to land and climate.
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 place. Value is placed on collaborative projects as a way of enlarging and joining contemporary discourses.
She lives on Yuggera country (Brisbane), the unceded lands of the Jaggera and Turbul nations. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art (2020).
I© Helen Hardess 2017
Duo & Group Exhibitions
De-fence, Ins-scribe, Vacant Assembly, Brisbane
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, Podcasts
Cycle 12, House Conspiracy, Brisbane
House Conspiracy Presents: The Conspirator The Artists, May 2018, p.168-183
2014-17 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence