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.

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Curriculum vitae


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. LGAGOVA606A 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

2022/24  Studio Artist

           4 week Community Art Project / residency, Esperance.

2021   Remembrance workshops with LiveDieWell Cooperative. X 5

2020   Studio artist.

2019   Reveal workshops tutor. Fremantle Arts Centre.

2019   Noongar Sculpture workshop. Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries.

2018   Studio Artist.

2018   Resilience and Recovery sculpture workshop. Yarloop.

2017   Arts Adviser. project as Arts Advisor to participants.

2017   Visual Arts Lecturer. ECU Bunbury Campus

2017   Judge. Kalgoorlie Art Prize.

2016   Visual Arts Lecturer. ECU Bunbury Campus

2016   Research assistant. ECU Yarloop recovery research.

2016   Arts Adviser. project as Arts Advisor to participants.

2015  Visual Arts Lecturer. ECU Bunbury Campus

2014   Judge – Iluka Visions 2014 Bunbury Regional Art Galleries.

2014   Public Art Commission, Bridgetown

2014   Presenter: Sculpture Forum Sculpture with a conscience Rockingham

2014   Visual Arts Lecturer. ECU Bunbury Campus

2014   Children's workshops Sculpture by the Sea. Cottesloe


2024   Mandorla Artist in Residence Award

2024   Regional Arts WA Artist of the Month

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

2001   South West Survey, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

2001   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


2024   Janet Holmes à Court Collection

2024   Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

2022   Janet Holmes à Court Collection

2019   Janet Holmes à Court Collection

2018   Janet Holmes à 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

2008   Olsen Collection

2004   Mundaring Shire Council Collection

2002   Worsley Alumina Board Room Collection

2002   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

2024 'another way' Rockingham Art Centre.

2024   Mandorla Award, Holmes à Court Gallery and St John of God various locations

2024   Minawarra Award, Armadale.

2024   South West Art Now, Bunbury Regional Galleries.

2024   'another way' Holmes à Court No 10 Gallery, Perth

2023   Open Boarders. John Curtin Gallery,  Curtin University, Perth.

2023   Emergences.  Holmes à Court Vasse Felix Gallery. As part of Open Boarders

2021   Dwelling Rituals, Holmes à Court Vasse Felix Gallery. IOCT

2021   Bunbury Biennale. Bunbury Regional Art Galleries.

2020   Fibre, Holmes à Court Gallery, West Perth.

2020    Sculpture@bathers, Kidogo Gallery Fremantle.

2020   South Western Times Survey, Bunbury Art Galleries.

2019   Bunbury Biennale. Bunbury Art Galleries.

2019   Alternative Archive, Lost Eden Gallery, Dwellingup.

2019   Wildflower State, Midland Junction Art Centre.

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

2018   Stations of the Cross, Wesley Centre Perth

2018   South West Art Now, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries.

2017   Sculpture@bathers, Bather's Beach Fremantle.

2017   Bunbury Biennale, Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries.

2017   The Space Between Us, Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries

2016   The Mechanics of Fluids. Central Gallery Perth.

2016   South West Art Now, Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries.

2016   Mundaring Invitational Acquisitive Award, Mundaring Arts Centre

2015   Bunbury Biennale. Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries

2015   Sculpture@Bathers, Kidogo Gallery Fremantle


  • 2024   Artist of the Month.  Regional Arts WA including Radio interview 'another way' catalogue
  • 2019   ECO-ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL WORK. Just(ice) Arts, in practice:  processes and collaborations.
  • 2019 and 2018   ABC Radio National interview. Hub on Arts.
  • 2018   Are We There Yet? Catalogue.
  • 2016   20 years Sculpture by the Sea
  • 2016   closet circus  A Survey of Lloyd and Liz Horne Collection
  • 2010   SURVEY 2010 ART IN THE SOUTH WEST D. Bromfield and P. Tandy