BIO | ARTIST STATEMENT: Helle Cook is a Danish-Australian artist based in Meanjin-Brisbane. Cook's art practice explores the sensory experience of light, place and belonging in expanded painting. Cook holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from Queensland College of Art (QCA) and has had solo- and group exhibitions in Queensland, Victoria and Denmark. She has undertaken artist residencies in Australia, Italy and Denmark.
EDUCATION: 2018-2019: Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours. Queensland College of Art (QCA), Griffith University 2014-2017: Bachelor of Fine Art - Major in Painting and Art Theory. QCA, Griffith University 2010-2013: Diploma of Visual Art. SBIT - Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane
SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2023: September - November: Treading Lightly. Gatakers Art Space, Maryborough 2022: June: Fabric of Light. Outdoor textile installation, Hollufgård. Odense, Denmark 2021: October: Unfolding Light & Place. Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy. 2021: March - May: Sheer Light. Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba 2021: May: Light Affection. Metro Arts Ferryman’s hut, Teneriffe, Brisbane 2020: March - April: Community of Light. Hub Gallery - Caboolture Regional Art Gallery 2019: June - October: Veils of Trees. Outdoor textile installation, Hollufgård. Odense, Denmark 2019: May: Suspended Light. QCA Galleries, Southbank Brisbane 2018: September - November: Blurred Boundaries. Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria 2017: March - April: Notion of Home. QCA Galleries, Southbank Brisbane
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected): 2023: July. Pause Pause. Gallery Raye Group exhibition. At L'Air Studio, Noosaville 2022: December-January: TEN. Artprenr Gallery, Hamilton, Brisbane 2022: December: BURN. Side Gallery, Red Hill, Brisbane 2022: March-May: Balmy. Newstead Studios. Group exhibition with Gallery Raye artists, Brisbane. 2021: December: Glimpse. Side Gallery. Red Hill, Brisbane. 2020: November - December: VACAY. Gala Gallery, Rockhampton 2020: February: Boiling Point. The Third Quarter, Brisbane. 2019: November: Ellipsis (...). QCA BA Fine Art Honours Graduation Exhibition, Brisbane 2018: October: InterScape. House Conspiracy Showcase, Westend, Brisbane 2018/19: July - January: Outside In Exhibition. Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, Brisbane 2017: October: World Scapes. Woolloongabba Art Gallery (WAG Upstairs) 2017: June: Finding Freedom. Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane 2016: November - December: The Ambience Store Project #009. New Farm, Brisbane 2015: December: HTTP://Re-productive. QCA Galleries, Southbank, Brisbane 2015: November: Showcase, QCA Graduation Exhibition, Brisbane. BA Fine Art Painting Major. 2014: January - February: Transfer. Showart Gallery, South Brisbane 2013: November: Zenith 150. SBIT (TAFE) Graduation Exhibition, Brisbane
ARTIST RESIDENCIES: 2022: June: Artist in Residence at Hollufgård Art Residency (GAH), Denmark - Fabric of Light & Light Nights 2021: October: Kaya Sulc Studio Residency, Butter Factory Arts Centre. Cooroy - Unfolding Light & Place 2021: May: Metro Arts Artist in Residence program. Ferryman’s Hut, Teneriffe, Brisbane - Light Affection 2019: May - June: Artist in Residence at Hollufgård Art Residency (GAH), Denmark - Veils of Trees 2019: May - June: Artist Residence at Rural Residency for Contemporary Art (RUC), Italy - Light Difference 2018: October: Artist in Residence & Showcase, House Conspiracy, Westend Brisbane - Interscape 2017: Aug-Sep: Artist in Residence & Showcase, Hollufgård Art Residency (GAH), Denmark