Helen Smith’s practice is influenced by a formal, reductionist viewpoint 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 physics and cultural systems form the basis for her enquiry.

 

Her works are included in the Collections of National Gallery of Australia, Daimler Collection Berlin, Artbank - National Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian Embassy - Madrid, John Curtin Gallery - Curtin University of Technology, Louis Vuitton Collection, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery University of WA, Murdoch University, BankWest, PS Netherlands, Hebel 121 Collection and various private collections in Australia and Europe.

 

She was recently awarded a Master of Fine Art through the Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and exhibitions of note include State of Abstraction at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, New Contemporaries at Sydney College of the Arts, the WA Focus retrospective at the Art Gallery of WA, Night fill at PS Projectspace, Amsterdam, In-Formalism Casula Powerhouse Project Sydney curated by Andrew Leslie, Blue Highway at Gallery 9, Sydney and Australian Centre for Concret Art @ FABRIKCulture, Hegenheim, France and she has participated in research Residencies in Auckland (Fauvette Loureiro Travel Scholarship), at Point B Residency in New York and at the Institut Fur Alles Mogliche in Berlin. She is a current member of the Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA).

 

Helen Smith was born in Wiradjuri country (Cooma), New South Wales and lives and works in Bulanaming (Sydney)