Helen Britton

Helen Britton is a multidisciplinary Australian artist based in Munich, Germany. Her practice includes jewellery, sculpture, drawings, stencils and installations, and is informed by popular culture and folk art, threatened traditions, environmental crisis and human anxiety.

Her work is informed by her experience of the vast and layered history reflected in the built environment, as well as a meditation on her own history as she engages with artefacts that act as powerful triggers to memory and association.

As Robert Cook, Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of Western Australia described, they "function as brilliantly dense ruptures in the order of the world, even as they are so clearly a part of it. They are complications and ferocious intensifications." After completing her MFA at Curtin University in WA, in 1999 Britton completed postgraduate study at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. Her work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Neue Sammlung, Munich and the Stedeljk Museum, Amsterdam, among others.