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
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.