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).

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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