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TCotA Forum (Inveresk) - Helen Wright | Navigating the Edge of Reason


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

28 Jul 2016 12:30 pm

End Date

28 Jul 2016 1:30 pm


Lecture Theatre 1A181, Inveresk Campus

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Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Helen Wright - Navigating the Edge of Reason

Navigating the Edge of Reason

The talk will explore the origins and development of diverse bodies of drawn, printed and sculptural works as well as examining the connective tissue that links and binds them over a period of ten years.

“It so often happens when we look at an artwork that we become transported to another time or another place. When this occurs we usually have a good sense of what that time or place may be, but not so with Helen Wright, such is the eclectic diversity of borrowed objects and ideas, merged with her own idiosyncratic creations, that go into formulating her imagery. Like voyeurs in a foreign land comprised of rearranged pieces of our own, we drift through her piecemeal places, encountering threads of different realities that when looped and tied together form a surprising new whole. Unpicking these works would be a hazardous activity, for they are piled up in such a way that one erroneous tug could bring the whole structure down. They sit in a fine balance, each part depending on its adjacent counterpart.”
Simon Gregg
Curator, Gippsland Art Gallery

Helen Wright lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania.

She has a Masters of Fine Art, University of Tasmania.

She taught Printmaking at the Tasmanian School of Art for 23 years until 2013 and teaches pretertiary art at Fahan School, Hobart.

She is the recipient of numerous Australia Council and Arts Tasmania grants. These include the Australia Council Studio in Barcelona and New Work grants.

She is represented by Niagara Galleries Melbourne and the Bett Gallery, Hobart.

Upcoming ArtsForum
4 August | Mary Peacock
11 August | Kelly Austin, Artist-in-Residence
18 August | Julia Drouhin, Artist in Residence, Kings Bridge Cottage, Launceston
25 August | Junction Arts Festival

Image credit: Helen Wright, My Little Empire

TCotA Forum is a series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm

Lecture Theatre 1A181
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Academy of the Arts
University of Tasmania
Inveresk Campus
Launceston 7250 AUSTRALIA