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I am an artist, illustrator and designer living in Melbourne, working with pens, paper, pixels, ink, gouache, clay, words, and sounds.

I like to make work about houses and the things that live inside them, with other things often entering my creative orbit such as gig posters, album artwork, logos, videos, and musical projects.

You can find me on instagram here.

If you’ve got an idea for a commission or project, I’d love to hear from you! Please get in contact with me at carolyn.helen@gmail.com.


Education

2019

Certificate IV in Design, Shillington College

2014 

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Printmaking (Honours), RMIT University


Selected exhibitions

2019

‘Garden Party’, B-Side Gallery, Fitzroy
’She Lives in a Bungalow’, Jacombe ARI, Myrniong

2018

’Locus (Imaginary)’, Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop, Queenscliff
’Impressions’, Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy

2017

'Bloomin' Beauty', BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy 
'Weird Snack', Paradise Structures, Footscray 
'Contemporary Impressions', Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy 
Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, Geelong Gallery, Geelong 
Peebles Print Prize, Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop, Queenscliff
'Imaginings', Neospace, Collingwood
'Miscreants II', Off the Kerb, Collingwood
'Platinum', RMIT Project Space / Spare Room, Carlton
'Double A Side', Darren Knight Gallery, Waterloo
'Editions 2017', Tacit Gallery, Abbotsford
'Places', Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop, Queenscliff

2016

'Between here and there', Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy
'Editions 2016', Tacit Gallery, Abbotsford
'Museum of International Connectivity', Platform Art Space, Melbourne 
'Interior view', Tacit Gallery, Abbotsford
'Reflections', Portland Arts Centre, Portland
'Bouquet', Art Images Gallery, Norwood
'Green Demon', Magic Johnson Creative Complex, Collingwood
'Home Nostalgia', Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop, Queenscliff
'Panoply' print exchange, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
'Impressions', Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy

2015

‘Sentimental Jamboree’, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne
‘Editions 2015’, Tacit Gallery, Abbotsford
'Fragments from a Familiar Scene', First Site Gallery, Melbourne
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Arts Centre, Burnie 
'Hatched: National Graduate Show', PICA, Perth
‘Miscreants’, Off The Curb, Collingwood 
Fifteen young Australian Printmakers, Australian Print Triennial, The Art Vault, Mildura

2014

‘Recollections’, Little Window of Opportunity, Port Jackson Press, Collingwood
‘Crème’, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne
‘Settlings’, First Site Gallery, Melbourne
'The Gleaners', D11, Docklands
'Material Interruptions', Lightscapes Projects, Melbourne
Print Imaging Practice Graduate Exhibition, Project Space, Melbourne
Mary and Lou Senini Art Award, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin
Golden Glory Summer Show, Golden Glory Studios, Carlton


Awards

2017

Finalist, Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, Geelong Gallery, Geelong
Finalist, Peebles Print Prize, Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop, Queenscliff

2015

APW Collie Print Trust Scholarships for Emerging Victorian Printmakers
Finalist, Hatched 2015: National Graduate Show, PICA, Perth
Finalist, Yen Young Australian Art Awards, Gaffa, Sydney

2014

Mary and Lou Senini Student Art Award, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin


Residencies

2016

Portland Artist Residency Program

2014

APW Collie Print Trust Scholarships for Emerging Victorian Printmakers


Professional experience

2017

Staff artist, Arts Project Australia, Northcote
Studio assistant, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Ivanhoe
Visual Art Technician, De La Salle College, Malvern

2016

Printmaking and studio assistant, The Ownership Project, Fitzroy
Intern, Dangerfork Print Studio, Collingwood