Being here is strange.

At Strathfield station, night comes on. The safety markings on the concrete start to glow as a dark silhouette shifts. In late afternoon a line of light falls onto the front veranda perfectly encircling the cat's bowl.

There are rumours of hope and years of rain. Tiny sparks of self assurance. Flash fires of peace.

My work is about the world of our feelings. In moments of suburban life there are intimations of the irrational; the abstract; the animal mind. I depict such moments using abstraction, ambiguity and colour to express a felt experience of the world.

I live in Sydney, Australia and work in a range of mediums, primarily drawing, printmaking and photography. 


Helen Morgan b.1988 Sydney


Master of Fine Arts, current, The National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2018, The National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW

Diploma of Fine Arts, 2012, Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank TAFE, NSW

Awards and Residencies

Cill Rialaig Artist Residencies, Kerry, Ireland, 2020


Iona Art Residencies, Iona, Scotland, 2020


Clyde & Co Art Award, Finalist, 2019


Jenour Foundation Fine Art MFA Scholarship, 2018

Mark Henry Cain Memorial Travel Scholarship, 2018

Group exhibitions

Public Spaces Ideas Competition (online exhibition), 2020


An Amplified Exchange, Library Stairwell Gallery, Darlinghurst, 2020 

Clyde & Co Art Award, Clyde and Co Law Offices, Sydney, 2019

EMANATE, New England Regional Art Gallery, Armidale, 2019


Released: Class of 2018 BFA Exhibition, National Art School, Darlinghurst, 2018


Hip to Be Square, Library Stairwell Gallery, Darlinghurst, 2018

Value your Mind, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington 2016


Photo+graphy, Interlude Gallery, Glebe, 2015

Meadowmorphosis, See Street Gallery, Meadowbank, 2012

Goat in a Boat, Lane Cove Gallery, Lane Cove, 2012


Hidden Worlds: Lost and Found, See Street Gallery, Meadowbank, 2012


One Up, See Street Gallery, Meadowbank, 2011


SOGO Arts, Glasgow, UK; Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Ireland; private collections, Australia.