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Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Queensland Arts Council

Biloela Library Art Space ~ October

href="">Queensland Arts Council
: " Silk Helen Hancock

Silk is a series of drawings, computer generated images and collages, experimenting with the subtle shapes, forms and colours of the silkworm and spun silk. The original drawings are simple but detailed with some generated and manipulated electronically by Helen to enhance their impact. The result is a body of work that portrays an emotional journal associated with a period of chronic pain Helen experienced as the result of a life-changing injury. Developing Silk was a form of relaxation and pain diversion for Helen. Because of the social taboos associated with public expression of pain or personal weakness, her responses were cocooned. Silk is her creative expression of those private emotions. Helen has a Diploma of Arts, (Visual Communication) from Queensland College of Art Griffith University and has worked in graphic design in Melbourne, Edinburgh, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Alice Springs and Toowoomba. She has been represented in over fifty galleries, in both commercial and competitive shows, and her work has been acquired for the Suncorp Art Collection (Suncorp Art Awards, 1987) and for the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery (Stanthorpe Art Festival, 1990). Helen has also had five solo exhibitions in Brisbane and South East Queensland (1993-2004).
25 May - 15 June Barwon Breads n' Pastries, Mungindi
24 July - 18 August Texas Regional Gallery
28 August - 15 September Cooloola Shire Public Gallery
5 October - 27 October Biloela Library
16 November - 12 December CRACA - Tully "

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