Helen McCullagh
Helen McCullagh

Helen McCullagh is best known for her bright, contemporary and aesthetically beautiful still life oil paintings. Helen paints daily from a converted dairy on her NSW hinterland farm that she shares with her husband and two dogs; Rosie and Tank.

Drawing her inspiration from both beautiful floral arrangements in her studio and images found their online media, Helen describes her artworks as a “dialogue between social realities with images chosen through social media feeds and reproduced in a new context to distort the distinctions of time and place.”

Helen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Cross University. She is a professional artist who shares her knowledge and techniques as an art educator and has previously worked at the Gallery of Modern Art. Her work is internationally sought after and regularly reviewed. She is a significant prize winner and was most recently received Highly Commended in the prestigious Muswellbrook Artprize (2015).

Awards

2015 – Highly Commended – 43rd Muswellbrook Art Prize for Painting
2014 – Finalist – Caldera Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery/Caldera Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
2010 – Winner – Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe

Solo Exhibitions

2016 ‘Hinterland Hues’ – Art2Muse Gallery Sydney

2010 “Velveteen Dream” – Bleeding Heart Gallery – Brisbane

Group Exhibitions

2015 Fenton & Fenton, ‘Summer Group Show 15’, Melbourne
2015 Saint Cloche, Paddington, Sydney ‘Fleurt’
2015 Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne Australia
2015 ‘Terrigal in Bloom’ KAB Gallery Terrigal
2015 43rd Muswellbrook Open Art Prize – Highly Commended
2015 Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne Australia
2015 KAB Gallery group show, Terrigal
2014 Finalist “Caldera Art Prize” – Tweed Regional Gallery/Caldera Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
2014 “Bentley Art Prize” – Bentley
2010 Winner – “Stanthorpe Art Prize” – Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe
2010 Downlands College Art Exhibition – Toowoomba
2010 Padua College Art Exhibition – Padua College, Brisbane
2009 “Transit” Graduate Exhibition – Southern Cross University, Lismore
2009 Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba

Education

2009 Graduated – Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours – Southern Cross University – Painting Major
2011 Graduated – Graduate Diploma of Education – Southern Cross University – Art Education Major

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