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Helen Britton is a Multidisciplinary Australian artist based in Munich, Germany. Her practice creates jewellery and objects, drawings, stencils and installations, and is informed by popular culture and folk art, disappearing traditions on the backdrop of a strong underlying influence of her natural Australian environment.

In this lecture Helen will give and overview of her practice focusing on projects and exhibitions, and the paths she has taken over the past 30 years. Helen will discuss her choices of materials and locations, and how she uses her practice to understand her own experiences of the world, bringing attention to the stories materials carry, and passing these stories on to the public and future generations.

Helen Britton is an Australian Multidiciplinary Artist who completed a Master of Fine Arts by research at Curtin University, Western Australia in 1999, which included guest studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, and San Diego State University, California. In 1999 she returned to Munich to complete postgraduate study at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 2002 she established her Studio in Munich with David Bielander and Yutaca Minegishi. Her work is held in the National Gallery of Australia, The Pinakothek der Modern, Munich, The Schmuck Museum Pforzheim, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, The Hermatige, St Petersburg, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London among others. In 2005 Helen was awarded the Herbert Hofmann prize for excellence in contemporary jewellery and in 2006 the state prize of Bavaria for craftsmanship. In March of 2011 Helen Drutt-English launched a new catalogue of Helen Britton's work in Munich. In 2013 at the invitation of The Neue Sammlung, Munich, an overview of 20 years of Helen's work was shown as a solo exhibition in the Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany. In 2013 Britton was awarded the Förder Preis of the city of Munich, and in 2014 was artist in residence at Villa Bengel in Idar-Oberstein. In 2015 Helen Britton was Artist in Residence at Vasse Felix in Western Australia. In 2017 Helen created the exhibtion "Intersticies" at The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA, Western Australia - a complete overview of her practice in conjunction with the Festival of Perth. A metaphorical reloaction of the Munich studio of Britton, Bielander and Minegishi was constructed in the Project Space of RMIT University for Radient Pavillion in 2017, and a long term dialogue project was realized at the Bavarian Crafts Council with fellow artist Felix Lindner in 2018. In 2018 Helen Britton was made adjunct Professor of RMIT University in Melbourne.

Date: 3/4/2020

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Categories: Art

Organizer: HDK-Valand

Location: HDK-Valand, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
Room 338

Contact person: Katarina Andersson

Page Manager: Pia Ahnlund|Last update: 3/24/2009

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