Stadtgoldschmiedin 2007: Helen Britton - Vita

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Academic

1990 Bachelor of Art. ECU, Perth, Western Australia
1995 1 st Class Honours. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
1999 Master of Fine Arts. CUT, Western Australia with guest studies at the Munich Academy of Fine Art, The Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam and San Diego State University
2005 Diplom, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München with Professor Otto Künzli

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2006

Urban Paradise Playground Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Sofa, New York, USA

2005

Nature Stories, Gallery Biro, Munich
Home Ground, FORM, Western Australia
Second Nature, Gallery Louise Smit, Amsterdam

2004

Crisscrossing, Gallery Hélène Porée, Paris

2003

Ping Pong, with Doris Betz, Gallery Oona, Berlin
Silk purse from a sows ear-uus Schyssdrägg Angge mache with David Bielander, Gallery Biro, Munich and Jewelerswerk, Washington

2002

Pink World, Gallery Louise Smit, Amsterdam
Surprising Worlds with Doris Betz, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne

2001

Two Shining Stars from the Southern Hemisphere with Lisa Walker, Gallery Oona, Berlin

1999

Toxic Clouds and Cyberflowers, John Curtin Gallery, Perth 

1998

Works in progress, San Diego State University

1997

Savage Princess Comes to Town, Crawford Gallery, Sydney

Collections

  • Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
  • The Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
  • The Museum of South Australia
  • The Art Gallery of Queensland
  • Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • Australian National Gallery
  • Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim, Germany
  • Museum of Auckland, New Zealand

Workshops at

  • Manakau Institue of Technology, New Zealand 2006
  • Newman, Western Australia, 2005
  • The Dick Institute with Schmuckscene, Scotland 2003
  • Rhode Island School of Design, 2003
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia 2002

Guest Lectures

  • Object space, New Zealand, 2006
  • Sofa, New York USA 2006
  • Reitveld Academy, 2006
  • Zimmerhof, Germany 2005
  • FORM Western Australia, 2004
  • RISDI USA, 2003
  • RMIT, Australia, 2003
  • Zimmerhof Germany, 2002

Teaching Experience

  • Guest Professor, Kunst Akademy, Nurnburg, Winter-Semester 2006/2007
  • Guest Professor, HFG Pforzheim Winter semester 2005/2006
  • Lecturer (sessional) Curtin University of Technology Western Australia 1997 – 1999
  • Lecturer Edith Cowan University and Kalgoorlie College, (sessional) Western Australia 1991 - 1994

Awards

2006 Project Stipendium, Kulturreferat München
Bavarian State prize (Bayerischer Staatspreis)
2005 DAAD-Preis f. Ausländische Studenten, Diplom AdBK München
Herbert Hofmann Preis
2005 Development Grant, The Australia Council
1999 Chancellors Commendation for Research,Curtin University of Technology, W. Australia
Development Grant, Arts WA, w. Australia
1997 Development Assistance. The Australia Council
Australian Postgraduate Research Award