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Helen Fuller

Helen Fuller’s prodigious career has seen her work across a multitude of disciplines, including painting, sculpture and installation. In recent years, the Adelaide-born artist has channeled her considerable skills and talent into ceramics, producing hand-built terracotta vessels of exceptional styling. It makes sense to hear her describe this recent body of work as being “more about still life, as in a painted composition, rather than functional ceramic forms – 3D canvasses, perhaps.” In fact, she doesn’t even glaze her vessels so their surface more closely resembles a matte 2D painting. Fuller has exhibited extensively and her first solo exhibition of ceramics outside of South Australia was held at ANU’s Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, in 2014. She cites John Cage (who she once had a cup of tea with in Berlin), Dada, Fluxus, Jomon pottery and a 1983 exhibition by ceramicist Stephen Benwell as her main sources of inspiration. But she “also recognises in one’s art practice that there are no boundaries of medium; the medium is just the lubricant that helps you find your language of creative expression”. Fuller’s work is held in a number of private and public collections throughout Australia. Instagram
Helen Fuller