About Artist

Helen Sanderson

Helen Sanderson


I am Helen Sanderson, an Australian artist and independent curator.

I am interested in documenting, recording and story telling.  I use painting, drawing and artist’s books often in conjunction with each other within my arts practice. Landscape often threads its way into my work.  I sometimes incorporate collage and printmaking into my work. I enjoy the diversity of my work.  Each new body of work grows and develops from the previous one.  I try to draw each day, having completed several drawing a day projects.  These drawings often inform my work.  The drawings are often vignettes from what I see around me on any given day, but they also include ideas and developments as they come to mind.

Artist’s books have become an increasingly important aspect of my work. They support each body of work I create.

Layering the
Landscape Workshop 
Coming Soon

Exhibitions (Individual)

  • 2008
  • Two Vines - from Ballandean to Tuscany curated by Art Gallery of the Sunshine Coast
  • 2006
  • Co-ordinates paintings and artist’s books RM Galleries, Brisbane
  • 2005
  • Antarctica paintings and artist’s books Maria Perides Gallery, Brisbane
  • 2003
  • Past and Present paintings Maria Perides Gallery, Brisbane
  • 2002
  • The Dance Series monoprints, selection dance works, Caloundra Regional Gallery
  • Remembered and Seen paintings and artists books Warwick Regional Gallery PreservED artist’s books James Hardie Room State Library of Queensland
  • 2000
  • Fruit of the vine… landscape paintings Trevenen House Gallery, Brisbane
  • 1998
  • Helen Sanderson: The Music Series; collage, Lyric Lounge, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane. Exhibition then toured regional Queensland under the auspices of the Queensland Arts Council and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in 2000-01.
  • The Spirit of the Dance - monoprints, artist’s books, paintings Gilchrist Galleries, Brisbane
  • 1997
  • Dance Series - monoprints in QUT Theatre Foyer
  • Helen Sanderson: The Folkloric Dance Series - Lyric Lounge, QPAT, Brisbane. Exhibition then toured regional Queensland under the combined auspices of the Queensland Arts Council and the Queensland Performing Arts Trust in 1998-99
  • 1996
  • 1996 Helen Sanderson: The Queensland Symphony Orchestra Series - monoprints & etchings. Exhibition toured regional Queensland with Queensland Arts Council and the QPAT for 1996/7.