HELENA LILLYWHITE - Artist Biography

BORN 1970

Essex, England. Living in Sydney Australia since 1996.

EDUCATION

90-92 University of Chichester, UK - BA Honours Degree in Art and Related Arts

89-90 Stevenage Foundation College of Art, UK - Foundation in Art

86-89 Turnford College, UK - Art A Level

ARTIST BIO

Lillywhite’s practice is informed by life and nature, through the use of light and shadows, her process involves the break down and simplification of forms, by a creating aesthetically considered structures and shapes. Starting from a point of likeness, her work at times evolves into an abstract nature. Lillywhite draws on her experience as a graphic designer as a starting point for many of works, using digital flat plains that are then assembled into a 3D structure.

Her works include a sculpture of Juanita Nielsen which was created in collaboration with Sculptor John Gardner and is housed in the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre at Woolloomooloo. This piece was purchased for public display by the City of Sydney.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I like to portray a sense of emotion within my work, I find horses and figures are the best way for me to show this and often use these as my subject. I am strongly drawn to the contrasts of light and shade and like to experiment with this in my work with the use of contrasting planes, abstractions and negative spaces.”

EXHIBITIONS

Without Pier Gallery Melbourne VIC - 2021

Brenda Colahan Fine Art Gallery Putney NSW - 2021

ARTPark Australia, Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk NSW - 2021

ARTPark Australia Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf NSW - 2021

Audrey Fine Art Exhibition Pyrmont NSW - 2021

Gippsland Sculpture Exhibition VIC - 2021

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition VIC - 2021

Sculpture Society Chatswood Chase NSW - 2020

Soho Galleries Woollahra NSW - 2020

ASHREI Art Prize Woollahra NSW - 2020

Sculpture Society at the Incinerator Willoughby NSW - 2020

Sculpture Society Chatswood Chase NSW - 2019

Soho Galleries Waterloo NSW - 2019

Moulton Galleries Mosman NSW, Solo and Group Exhibition - 2019

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition VIC - 2019

ARTPark Australia, Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf NSW - 2018 - 2019

Sculpture Society Concourse Art Space Chatswood NSW - 2018

Sculpture Society Darling Park Sydney NSW - 2018

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition VIC - 2018

ARTPark Australia Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf NSW - 2017- 2018

International Women’s Day Art Prize Randwick NSW - 2017

Sydney Children’s Hospital Art Program Randwick NSW - 2013 & 2015

Sydney Children’s Hospital Gold Telethon Randwick NSW - 2013

AWARDS

ASHREI Art Prize and Exhibition - Overall winner and winner of the Physically Energised category - 2020

The Roger Fenton Prize winner -  Sculpture Concourse Art Space Exhibition - 2018

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

City of Sydney, public collection. Juanita Nielsen Community Centre Woolloomooloo NSW

Lady Joanna Private Sculpture Collection Buckinghamshire United Kingdom