Helen Wright

Helen Wright is well known for her delicate pastel drawings. On heavy sheets of paper, Wright creates alluring layers of pigment. With her stumps of pastel she produces figurative compositions full of suggestive intrigue. Images of anonymous faces and bodies draw on the language of film and fashion photography, but there is a warm and humanising filter. The delicate surface of the works gives a significant presence to the images.

Born in Sydney in 1956, Wright completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Tasmanian School of Art between 1977 and 1979. The following year she undertook a Post Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts at the Alexander Mackie School, Sydney and in 1986 began a Master of Fine Arts at the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart. Wright was part-time lecturer in printmaking at the Tasmanian School of Art between 1991 and 1999. She was a founding member of the Chameleon Studios and Contemporary Art Space, Hobart and in 1989 she was artist-in-residence at the Verdaccio Studio, Italy.

Wright's work is included in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of South Australia. She currently lives and works in Tasmania.

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Helen Wright, Unstable territory 1, 2009, archival inkjet print and oil on canvas, 35 x 25cm, 15273

Unstable territory 1, 2009
archival inkjet print and oil on canvas
35 x 25cm
15273

Selected Stock

Helen Wright
Man of flowers, 2013
woodcut print on paper
120 x 80cm
18164

Helen Wright
Circle game II, 2013
woodcut print and collage on paper
120 x 80cm
18165

Helen Wright
Man of flowers, 2013
woodcut print on paper
120 x 80cm
18168

Helen Wright
A change in the weather is bound to be extreme 2, 2016-17
charcoal and graphite pencil on paper
143.5 x 97.5cm
18755

Helen Wright
Ready for a new outlook?, 2017
coloured pencil on paper
142 x 92.3cm
18756

Helen Wright
Little Empires 5, 2017
bronze
AP, edition of 4
25 x 10 x 10cm
18970

Helen Wright
Little Empires 10, 2017
bronze
AP, edition of 3
13 x 10 x 10cm
18973

Helen Wright
Birdscape 2, 2016-17
oil on linen
76.5 x 56.4cm
18977

This is a selection only, for further information contact the gallery.