Family Portrait

Helen Sturgess, 2012

About Helen Sturgess

"Conversant with a broad range of media from bronze to plasticine, I explore the boundaries of sculpture and drawing and try to better understand what it is to be human."

She has exhibited in Italy, the U.K. and Australia and her work can be found in the collections of the U.K. Surrealist Society, the British School at Rome and North Sydney Council.

Awards include a residency at the British School at Rome, the Audrey Wickham Prize and most recently, an ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts.

After ten years of study in London she received an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art and a BA from Wimbledon School of Art. Prior to this she earned a BA, majoring in psychology, from the University of New South Wales.

Born in Brisbane, she currently lives and works in Sydney and London.