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Published: 01.02.2017
Helen Britton
Text by:
Ted Snell, Robert Cook, Helen Britton, Maria Cristina Bergesio
Edited by:
Helen Britton
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Soft cover. 18 x 18 cm. 132 pages. Color photographs. English
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This is the third book in the series. Same parameters as last time. Produced each 6 or 7 years with a proportional increase in pages. I hope to provide not only an insight into my practice and my way of seeing but also to capture the highlights of the preceding years as much for myself as for my public.
The catalogue is released on the occasion of the exhibition by the same name at The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in Australia.

Born in Western Australia and now residing in Munich, Britton has developed an international reputation for her innovative practice as a contemporary artist working in the fields of jewellery, drawing and installation.

Britton meticulously constructs her work from metals, glass, precious stones and found components. Pieces can now be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, The National Gallery of Australia, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, and many more galleries and museums around the world.

UWA Chief Cultural Officer, Professor Ted Snell said, Britton is herself in between, rooted in both Germany and Australia.  Her work is a meditation on her own history as she engages with artefacts and environments that act as powerful triggers.

Germany’s weight of history stabilizes, while Australia generates a sense of urgency and of making do. Australia’s history can only be borrowed from those that have lived here for millennia; it is a place that requires re-forming and re-imagining to make it your own.

In Australia, Britton draws from the Western Australian coastal environment and its openness as a space for reflection and inspiration. Over the past two decades, she has created a small series of private works on regular visits to Western Australia. Helen Britton: Interstices will be the first time they will all be shown together in the context of a new body of work that interprets this activity from the distance of her studio in Munich.

Inspired by the history of popular culture, Britton creates works that trigger memory. In examining these finely crafted objects, or experiencing the atmosphere of the exhibition scenography, you discover forms that resonate, establishing a dialogue between artist, object, space and observer.
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Inner pages of the book.
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© By the author. Read Copyright.