Helen Amyes

Helen Amyes

York, Western Australia, Australia

About Helen Amyes

In recent years my work has focused around the medium of collage and specifically using recycled teabags. The "beauty in the ordinary" and endless variations explored through creating typologies.
The Wheatbelt region of Western Australia where I live and work continues to be a Joy and Inspiration.


Education

Painting units Curtin University,Perth Western Australia.
Certificate IV Fine Art WA School of Art and Design,Perth.
Certificate III Visual Art WA School of Art and Design,Fremantle.
Foundation year. Worthing Art School West Sussex,England.
Visual art, jewellery and silversmithing, Chichester Technical Collage,West Sussex, England.

Events

2018 Abstractions and Illusions artistic collaboration with Finnish artist Anja Mattila-Tolvanen with joint exhibition in Palkane Finland and Beverley Western Australia. Artistic residency Station Gallery Beverley,WA during August.
2018 Curation Degrowth Mail art project.
2016 Finalist The Mandorla Art Award July 16th -24th Linton and Kay Galleries Perth Western Australia.
2015 featured in collection Art under $750 curated by Gail Acosta,saatchi art.com
2015 The Contained Narrative,Defining the Contemporary Artist's Book, april 8-july 26 Star Tribune Foundation Gallery,Minnesota Centre for Book Arts,USA.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions
SOLO EXHIBITION
2018 Abstractions and Illusions 2 person show with Anja Mattila-Tolvanen.Finland and W.A.
2011 Spirit of Place ,Genius Loci,Beverley Station Gallery,Beverley.WA
Spirit of Place, Genius Loci,Virtual Tart,New Plymouth,New Zealand.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS
2016 Karuizawa New Art Museum,Japan.
2015 Volume 2015 Another Art Book Fair,Artspace, Sydney,Australia,curated by Terry Reid and Denis Mizzi.
2015 POOCHIBALD,School House Gallery,Clarence,Tasmania,Australia.
2015 Visual Poetry curated by Rosa Gravino, Museo de Arte Canadense,Argentina.
2014 Field Study Assembling Book curated by David Dellafiora,Geelong, Australia
2014 KART and WIPE assembling Zines, exhibited RMIT curated by David Dellafiora, Geelong, Australia
2014 Art is our last Hope, Phoenix Art Museum curator J. Held Jr
2014 Under the influence of Fluxus, Mobius, USA curated by Reed Altemies
2014 Mail/Art/Book curator J Hinchcliff,J Held jr San Francisco Center for the Book,USA
2013 GUTAI curator John Held Jr Ever Gold Gallery,San Francisco,CA,USA.
2013 Visual Poetry curator RosaGravino Museo de Arte Canadense,Argentina.
2013 Signs and Symbols curator Tim Gaze General store community arts,South Australia.
2013 Trashpo,curator Diane Keys City of Elgin ,IL,USA
2012 Gifted, Mundaring Arts Center, Mundaring,Western Australia.
2012 The 70 project curator C Mehrl Bennett Ohio,USA.
2012 Doing Poetry in the World,Paviart Poetry Festival,Italy
2012 Fluxus 50 curator Keith Bucholz Chicago Cultural Center,Chicago,USA.
2012 WRITE NOW curator Keith Bucholz Chicago Cultural Center,Chicago,USA.
2011 Meticulous Minatures,Mundaring Arts Center,Mundaring,Western Australia.
2011 The SECREt eXCHANGE,curator Terry Reid Museum of Contemporary Art,Sydney.
2011 KART,Field Study,curator D Dellafiora National Arts Library,V&A Museum,London,UK
2011 Toy Art International,curator Angela Ferrara MuBE,Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2010 Portrait of an artist, curator Dale Copeland Virtual Tart,New Plymouth,NZ.
2010 BMC to DIY, curator John Held Jr Black Mountain College,USA
2010 Fluxface in Space ,NASA space shuttle 133, curators G Bibb, C Touchon, Texas ,USA
2010 Fluxabition 4 Altered Games,curator Cecil Touchon Fort Worth, Texas,USA
2010 Visual Poetry, curator C Mehrl Bennett Skylab Gallery,Columbus,Ohio,USA
2010 Spectacular sights curator Edvard Derkert KG52 Gallery,Stockholm Sweden.
2010 Til death us do part, curators Louise Millmann and Rob Gilmer ABAD Omaha,USA
2010 View from the window, curator Thorsten Fuhrmann Stad Museum,Weiheim,Germany
2010 Never think small curators Whitey Flagg,Herman James Climate Gallery,New York,USA
2010 Um Livro Sobre a Morte, curator Angela Ferrara ABAD,MuBE,Sao Paulo,Brazil.
2010 Fluxus St Lois, curator Keith Bucholz St Lois Museum of Contemporary Art,USA.
2010 12th International Collage Exhibition, curator Dale Copeland New Plymouth,NZ.
2009 A Book About Death curator Matthew Rose. Emily Harvey Foundation,NewYork,USA
2009 None of the Above, Minnesota centre for the book arts,Minnesota USA.
2009 11th International collage exhibition curator D Copeland Puke Ariki Gallery,NZ
2009 The Linden postcard show,Linden Centre for contemporary Arts,st kilda,Melbourne.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
2011 to 2014 The Mill Gallery York, Western Australia. works on display and sold to private collectors.

CURATION
2018 Degrowth
2012 Foto Vispo,Foto Visual Poetry ,Foto Freo Fringe,Fremantle,Western Australia
2011 Spirit of Place, from the Eternal Network,Beverley Station Gallery,WA.

AWARDS
Mental Health Through the Looking Glass. WA Health Dept prize for poster design for Mental Health awareness week.
RESIDENCIES
Twice Artist in Residence, Beverley Station Gallery, Beverley ,WA
COLLECTIONS
MoMA Library,USA
V&A, Library ,UK
OSU Avant Writing Collection,USA
Emily Harvey Foundation,USA
MuBE,Brazil
Artcolle Museum of Collage France.
Tsanko Lavrenov Fine Art School,Bulgaria
International Museum of Collage,Texas,USA.
and private collections in Australia,New Zealand, UK,Europe,USA and Japan.