Artist Helen Seiver

Artist Statement

While primarily seeking to make sense of and broaden an understanding of my role as a contemporary female, my work also reflects the essential part women have played in determining the nature, shape and structure of female roles and identity.

The various projects and progression of works endeavour to find processes with which to explore environmental and cultural issues and from a female perspective. They embrace themes of inherence (to be a natural and integral part of something) and cultural inheritance. Often using found objects, all chosen as signifiers of place and era, the works present an opportunity to observe and consider the notions being discussed: those of environment, home, and recollection.

Curriculum vitae

Education

2013   Arc& Mig Gas welding, South West Institute Tech.

2013   Welding for Artists.  South West Institute Tech.

2011   Adv Dip Visual Art and Craft (sculpture) Central Inst. Tech. Perth.

2007   5 day site specific sculptural workshop with Francois Davin Northam

2004   Disability awareness training.   DADAA

2003   Community Cultural Planning.   CANWA

2001   Post Graduate Certificate, Indigenous Australian Studies, Curtin University.

2000   Bachelor of Arts (Vis Arts) Honours.  Edith Cowan University.

1988   Diploma Art Studies, TAFE

Employment History

2021   Studio Artist

           Remembrance workshops with Live-Die-Well.

2020   Studio artist.

           Safe Space Café Research Project – Edith Cowan University.

2019   Reveal workshops tutor. Fremantle Arts Centre.

           Noongar Sculpture workshop.  Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries.

2018   Studio Artist.

           Resilience and Recovery sculpture workshop. Yarloop.

2017   Arts Adviser.  Womanmade.com project as Arts Advisor. to participants.

           Visual Arts Lecturer ECU Bunbury Campus

           Judge.  Kalgoorlie Art Prize.

2016   Visual Arts Lecturer ECU Bunbury Campus

           Research assistant.  ECU Yarloop recovery research.

           Arts Adviser.  Womanmade.com project as Arts Advisor. to participants.

2015  Visual Arts Lecturer ECU Bunbury Campus

2014   Judge – Iluka Visions 2014 Bunbury Regional Art Galleries.

           Public Art Commission, Bridgetown

           Presenter: Sculpture Forum Sculpture with a conscience Rockingham

           Visual Arts Lecturer ECU Bunbury Campus

           Children's workshops Sculpture by the Sea. Cottesloe

2013   Art Tutor.  Children's Studio.  Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

2012   (Ongoing) Consulting artist – Art Partners Bunbury

           Awesome Art challenge.  2 week youth art residency. Mt Magnet

           Artist in Residence – Marsh Art, Derby DADAA

Awards

2020   Regional Arts WA (2 year) Fellowship Award.

2016   South West Art Now.  Bunbury City Acquisition Award.

2014   People's Choice Award South Western Times Survey

2013   Melville Sculpture Walk Major Award

2011   West Australian Environmental Art Award (Major award).

2007   Mullalyup Muster Award

2006   Art Geo Busselton.  Seriously Funny Award - major prize

2005   City of Wanneroo Art Awards 2005.  Mixed Media Award

2004   Mundaring Shire Acquisitive Award

2001   City of Perth Art Award, Commendation Award

           South West Survey, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

           Major prize winner, Edith Cowan University Award

2000  South West Survey Exhibition, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries Worsley Alumina Award for Excellence

1988   Dux Painting, Forrestfield TAFE

Collections

2019   Janet Holmes a Court Collection

2018   Janet Holmes a Court Collection

2016   City of Bunbury

2014   City of Bunbury

2013   City of Melville

2011   Central Institute of Technology

2008   Lloyd and Liz Horn Collection

           Olsen Collection

2004   Mundaring Shire Council Collection

2002   Worsley Alumina Board Room Collection

          Centre for Indigenous Studies - Curtin University

1999   Omagh Tragedy Collection - Library Board Ireland

Solo exhibitions

2018   Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries.

2013   Heathcote Museum and Art Gallery Perth

2008   Lake Grace Art space

2007   Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame Kalgoorlie

2005   Fremantle Arts Centre

2004   bread box gallery.  Perth

2002   Gallows Gallery Perth

Major Group Exhibitions

2021        Bunbury Biennale. Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries

2020        Fibre.  Holmes a Court Gallery, West Perth.

                Sculpture@bathers.  Kidogo Gallery Fremantle.

                South Western Times Survey.  Bunbury Art Galleries.

2019        Bunbury Biennale.  Bunbury Art Galleries.

                Alternative Archive.  Lost Eden Gallery. Dwellingup.

                Wildflower State, Midland Junction Art Centre.

2018/19  The spaces Between Us. Bourn Vincent Gallery, Limerick University, Ireland.

               Stations of the Cross.  Westley Centre Perth.     

               South West Art Now Bunbury Regional Art Galleries.

2017      Sculpture@bathers.  Bather's Beach Fremantle.

               Bunbury Biennale, Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries.

2016      The Mechanics of Fluids. Central Gallery Perth.   

              The Space Between us. Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries

2016      South West Art Now Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries.

2016      Mundaring Invitational Acquisitive Award Mundaring Arts Centre

2015      Bunbury Biennale. Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries

             Handle with Care Heathcote Museum and Art Gallery.

             Sculpture@Bathers, Kidogo Gallery Fremantle

Publications

  • ECO-ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL WORK. Just(ice) Arts, in practice:  processes and collaborations. 2019
  • ABC Radio National interview. Hub on Arts. 2018 and 2019
  • Are We There Yet? Catalogue.
  • ABC Radio National Interview.  Books and Art  2016
  • 20 years Sculpture by the Sea
  • closet circus  A Survey of Lloyd and Liz Horne Collection
  • SURVEY 2010 ART IN THE SOUTH WEST D. Bromfield and P. Tandy
  • Peppermint Magazine    Winter 2013 edition
  • Who'dhavethought blog site
  • ABC State Wide Radio interview November, 2013
  • Big Kids Magazine 2014 Edition 6 & 7.