Born 1984, Sierra Leone.
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (1st Class), Australian National University
Awards and Residencies
2015 Janet Holmes a Court Grant, Australian Artists’ Grant, NAVA (individual)
2015 Workplace Research Associates Award, Capital Arts Patron Organisation
2014 Highly Commended, Harris & Hobbs Small Sculpture Prize
2014 Runners Up, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Members Show
2012 Insurance Brokers Emerging Art Prize, Capital Arts Patrons Organisation
2010 Highly Commended, Edmund Capon, RBS Emerging Art Award
2009 Qantas Emerging Contemporary Art Award, National finalist, (Top 3)
2009 Travelling Research Grant, Cultural Cooperation & Embassy of Spain
2009 Janet Holmes a Court Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2008 Graduate in Residence, Sculpture Workshop, ANU School of Art
2008 Studio Resident, Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
2007 Vice Chancellors Recognition of Excellence, Australian National University
2007 2nd Prize Torres Spanish Travelling Scholarship, Embassy of Spain
2007 Studio Residency Award, EASS, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
2007 Design Award, Make your Mark, Arts Act
2006 Vice Chancellors Recognition of Excellence, Australian National University
Harris and Hobbs
2016 Animal,Vegetable, Mineral, ANCA Gallery, Canberra (upcoming)
2016 Artists Project, Avant Card, Australia wide
2012 Walking Blank, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gormon House
2009 A Feast for Fools, GRANT PIRRIE, Sydney
2009 C’mon Eat me Lover, Canberra Contemporary Space, Manuka.
2008 Showcase, Mount Majura Vineyards, Canberra
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 ArtRooms 2016, Melia White House, London, UK (Finalist)
2015 Small Works Holiday Exhibition, Limner Gallery, New York, USA
2015 Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney (Finalist)
2015 Imaginarium, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra
2015 You Are Here, Experimental Arts Festival, Canberra
2015 Art not Apart, New Acton, Canberra
2014 Harris & Hobbs Small Sculpture Prize, Canberra Grammar School, (Finalist)
2014 Catch a Moment, M16 Artspace, ACT
2014 CAPO, Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT
2014 Selfie#, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gormon House, ACT.
2013 Futureproof, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gormon House
2013 Sculpture in the Garden, Gardening Australia, Lambrigg House, NSW
2013 Mini-Pops, Canberra Bloom Festival.
2013 You Are Here, Canberra Experimental Arts Festival
2013 PinUp, Anca Gallery, Canberra
2012 Groundworks, Form Studio & Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW
2012 Torres Scholarship 10th Anniversary, Foyer Gallery, ANU School of Art
2011 Footprints: Marks on our Environment, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT
2011 Mix It Up, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT
2010 M16 Members Show, M16 Artspace, Fyshwick, Canberra
2009 Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Art Award, RBS Tower, Sydney (Finalist)
2009 Vision Rica, Embassy of Spain, Yarralumla, Canberra
2008 Blaze, Gormon House, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
2008 Woolhara Small Sculpture Prize, Redleaf Council, Sydney (Finalist)
2008 Blake Prize, National Art School, Sydney, (Finalist)
2008 The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Brisbane (Finalist)
2007 Graduate Exhibition, Foyer Gallery, ANU School of Art.
2007 One Small Step for Mankind, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2007 Drawing Prize, Foyer gallery, ANU of Art, (Finalist)
2007 Residue, M16 Art Space, Canberra
2007 Sculpture on the Edge, Bermagui, NSW
2006 Visage, Members Show, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
Tim the Yowie Man. How Old Graham alters my top five labyrinths in Canberra region, published in Panorama Arts, 11th September 2015.
Capel-Stanley, Clair. Light Moments of Domestica, Spectrum, Canberra Times, published 21st November 2014.
Musa, Helen. Broaching the New in Jewellery, City News, Canberra article published online 22nd May 2013.
Falsone, Joseph. Walking Blank, exhibition essay, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, August 2012.
Morgan. Isabelle. Walking Blank, CCAS Gormon, article published online, August 2012.
Musa. Helen, Nature and City meet in Art, City News, Canberra Times, 24th August 2012.
Musa. Helen, Gardening Inspires Beautiful Art. City News, Canberra Times, 9th November, 2012
Exhibitionist, Featured Artist, BMA Magazine, Issue 401, 29th August 2012, pg 48
Dr Rice, Sarah. ‘Vision Rica’, exhibition essay, ANU School of Art, September 2009.
Norris, Yolande. ‘Feast for Fools’, Useless Lines WordPress June, 2009.
Cockington, James. ‘Sculpt a Tidy Investment’, Sydney Morning Herald, 21st October 2009.
Mettes, Marianne. The Program, Triple J, ABC, broadcast 3rd September, 2007
Arts Around Canberra on Air, Artsound Radio FM 92.7, broadcast 8th September 2007.
Let the Gladiatorial Games Begin, Canberra Times, 28th August 2007.
Contact Details of Artist
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