By Helle Cook

Presented by Metro Arts

Helle Cook draws on the atmospheric and affecting presence of her Brisbane (Meanjin) surroundings.

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.

This residency will comprise three distinct activations for the community to engage with Helle, including an interactive open studio, artist talk and the exhibition.


The Ferryman’s Hut
29 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe


Sat 15 – Sun 16 May
10am – 4pm

Details: Helle Cook, Light Affection. Minjerribah. 2020. Image by Helle Cook.


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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