Rosslynd Piggott, Helga Groves and Brett Colquhoun finalists in Geelong Contemporary Art Prize
Rosslynd Piggott, Helga Groves and Brett Colquhoun have been named as finalists in the 2021 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize. An exhibition of finalists work will be on view at Geelong Gallery from Saturday 29 May to Sunday 22 August 2021.
Raafat Ishak and Helga Groves are included in The Space We Live, the Air We Breathe at Counihan Gallery, Moreland City Council. The exhibition brings together seven local artists in a poetic rendering of the creative life of Moreland. Importantly, the artists in this show are social commentators, forever casting an eye on their social and political surrounds. The artworks included build an interesting dialogue, emphasising Moreland as a hotbed of creative and socio-political discourse.
Helga Groves is included in WONDER + DREAD: Art in the Land of Weather Extremes at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, New South Wales. The exhibition – which features Groves’ seminal work Flood (1999), on loan from the Art Gallery of New South Wales – considers how Australian artists have responded to extreme weather events across time. WONDER + DREAD runs from 12 December, 2020 — 20 January, 2021.
Curated by Dr Catherine Bell and including represented artists Helga Groves and Jane Trengove, FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project Australia and across the country whose work shares an affinity of subject and process. The Devonport iteration runs until 15 March 2020 and will continue to tour nationally through out 2020-2021.
Kate Beynon and Helga Groves in the R & M McGivern Prize
Both Kate Beynon and Helga Groves have been selected as finalists in the 2019 R & M McGivern Prize. This year, the theme for the $25,000 acquisitive prize is ‘Anthropocene’, calling for artists across Australia to consider the impact of human habitation on the environment. An exhibition of finalists work will be held across Maroondah City Council’s arts spaces from late November.
R & M McGivern Prize 2019 ArtSpace at Realm/Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery 23 November, 2019 – 1 February, 2020
Helga Groves and Jane Trengove are both included in FEM-aFFINITY, a group show curated by Catherine Bell. The exhibition brings together female contemporary artists from Arts Project Australia and wider Victoria whose work share an affinity of subject and process. In doing so, FEM-aFFINITY seeks to uncover shared perspectives and variations on female identity. Following its first iteration, the exhibition will tour nationally throughout 2020 and 2021.