Helen Smith's practice is influenced by a formal, minimalist view-point with simplicity of form and geometric abstraction generally contributing to the outcome. The beauty and intrigue of her works arises from her use of colour and space makes her work compelling to the viewer when physically present. 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.Read More
Smith has collaborated on a number of site specific, large-scale wall works with Jeremy Kirwan-Ward, 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.
Text courtesy Gallery 9.