Helen L Sturgess


Ecstacy (after Bernini),2010, Fabriano paper on acrylic

Helen works with a range of media, from bronze and plasticine to watercolour.

Her paper work makes the hero of a material that is usually the surface or support structure. Paper is the drawing, the sculpture and the story.

Wrestling the Angel

Wrestling the Angel, 2014, Fabriano paper

Trained in Sculpture, Helen completed her Master of Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, London, in 2009, having previously been awarded a B.A. (1st.class Hons.) from Wimbledon School of Art in 2006. Prior to this she studied Psychology at the University of New South Wales.

Awards and residencies include The British School at Rome (Australia Council for the Arts), the Audrey Wykeham Prize, Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn in Cumbria and The University of Gloucestershire prize at Open West 4, U.K.


LEFT: Still Standing, 2016, cast paper RIGHT: The Memory of Something Golden, 2012, cast paper and ochre

Her work is included in the collections of the Surrealist Society, The Edward James Foundation, U.K., The British School at Rome and North Sydney Council.


Reclining Figure, 2010, Fabriano paper

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