“Wright’s drawings are monuments to human folly that stand as cautionary tales against egocentric hubris and the defiance of nature.” Anne Ryan, curator, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2020
Helen Wright’s intricately rendered drawings in graphite and coloured pencil, paintings, prints and cast sculptures reveal “an uneasy coalition between natural and man-made environments that we all have to live in” (Wright, 2014). Fragments of architecture, detritus, and organic materials come together to form precarious towers that are at once historical and futuristic in appearance.
Helen Wright 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 and her work features in the 2020 Dobell Drawing Biennial at Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Wright’s work is included in a number of public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of South Australia. She currently lives and works in Tasmania.