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WA focus

Aligherioe Boetti from Wikipedia UN detail

helen smith

15 August - 18 October 2015

A new annual program dedicated to displaying the work of Western Australian artists, WA Focus showcases recent and new work by local artists, selected to represent a mix of gender, experience and medium.

AGWA will work closely with Western Australian artists and the art community to present exhibitions that display the range and depth of our state’s creative talent.

Helen Smith’s practice spans painting, photography and site specific installation that incorporates a minimalist approach to geometric forms while reflecting her interest in social and cultural systems. Her working method is the same across the various media she employs and derives from her view of each work as a container for the idea.

Paintings and photographs selected from the Collection are shown together for the first time to demonstrate the subtle inter-relationship of these two streams of her practice, alongside new paintings
she has created in the last year.


helen Smith catalogue

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Helen Smith catalogue


Helen Smith Sint Annestraat #1 + Madam Mandarin #5 2004


Artist Talk

2pm, Saturday 22 August | FREE
Join Helen in the WA Focus space as she gives audiences an insight into her artistic practice.

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Bookings are not essential, but reserving your place helps us manage numbers.

guided tours

Out of the West; works by West Australian artists
2pm, Mondays in September & October

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Proximity Festival

28 October – 8 November 2015

Helen Smith

May 2014, Alighiero e Boetti from Wikipedia, United Nations 2014 (detail)

oil on canvas

150 x 210 cm

State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Purchased through the Sir Claude Hotchin Art Foundation,

Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2014
Courtesy of the artist and Art Collective WA
© Helen Smith, 2014

Helen Smith
Sint Annestraat #1 + Madam Mandarin #5 2004
digital print on aluminium
120 x 360 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Gift of the Artist, 2014
© Helen Smith, 2004



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