Western Australian artist Helen Smith’s practice is influenced by a formal, minimalist viewpoint with simplicity of form and geometric abstraction generally contributing to the outcome. Oil on canvas paintings, large scale wall works (quite often completed as projects with her collaborator in life Jeremy Kirwan-Ward) and a number of ongoing photographic series derived from an interest in social and cultural systems form the basis for her enquiry.
She has been an active member of the Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA) since 2002 and the Art Collective WA based in Fremantle. The Art Collective WA exists to improve visibility for Western Australian visual artists, in particular those that have been living and working in WA for many years.
Blue Highway was recently presented at the Art Collective WA Art Gallery in May 2018. Here she speaks with Out Front Curator Marielle Soni.