Presented by Metro Arts

Dive a little deeper into Light Affection with this artist talk by Helle Cook.

Take a turn around the Riverbend to Ferryman’s Hut where Artist-in-Residence Helle Cook draws on the atmospheric and affecting presence of the hut, the river and Brisbane (Meanjin). During her residency Helle’s exhibition Light Affection, will invigorate Ferryman’s Hut with ephemeral installations through a lens of light and sensory experience, created by diaphanous painting on sheer natural fabric.

Join Helle during her residency for an artist talk where she will discuss the themes and ideas behind this extraordinary exhibition.


The Ferryman’s Hut, 29 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe


3pm, Sun 16 May

Details: Light Affection. Helle Cook, behind sheer textile painting. 2020. Image credit: Rachael Wellisch.


Helle Cook

Helle Cook’s art practice explores the embodied and sensory experience of light, place and belonging in expanded painting. Helle’s practice expands beyond the studio as she regularly embarks on field trips into nature. Here she creates, installs and documents her diaphanous textile paintings in the landscape as to enact enquiry, environmental awareness and sensory experience. The exploration informs her practice when she brings the ephemeral memories back into the studio.

The enquiry into the sensory experience of light, place and belonging is intercultural and Helle has undertaken artist residencies in Australia, Italy and Denmark. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from Queensland College of Art (QCA) and has had solo- and group exhibitions in Queensland, Victoria and Denmark.


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