Helen Smith

Helen Smith’s work is influenced by a formal, minimalist view-point with simplicity of form and geometric abstraction generally contributing to the outcome. Oil on canvas paintings, large-scale wall works and a number of ongoing photographic series derived from an interest in social and cultural systems form the basis for her enquiry.

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Helen Smith was born in 1963 in Cooma, New South Wales. In 2000, she graduated from Curtin University of Technology, with a Bachelor of Arts. Since 2002 she has been an active member of the Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA).

Helen Smith’s practice is influenced by a formal, minimalist view-point with simplicity of form and geometric abstraction generally contributing to the outcome. Oil on canvas paintings, large-scale wall works and a number of ongoing photographic series derived from an interest in social and cultural systems form the basis for her enquiry. Together with Jeremy Kirwan-Ward she has collaborated on a number of site specific, large-scale wall works including an installation in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, in Hegenheim, France and at the Institut Fur Alles Mogliche in Berlin.

In 2018 Helen participated in an artist’s residency with artisan print maker Sally Gimson in the United Kingdom and exhibited with Institut Fur Alles Mogliche in Berlin. She has participated in research residencies at Point B Residency in New York and in 2013 at the Institut Fur Alles Mogliche in Berlin.

Her works are included in the collections of National Gallery of Australia, the Daimler Collection in Berlin, Artbank, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australian Embassy in Madrid, Curtin University Collection, The University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Bankwest, Hebel_121 Collection and various private collections in Australia and Europe.