Things I have made recently.
Spring is springing and then popping back into winter, but when spring does spring, I experience great bursts of creative energy, during which time I have made these art books, which debuted at the recent Art Book Fair at Artspace, at the Rizzeria’s table. Miss Helen: Patterns(edition of is a compilations of risograph print repeat patterns which I’ve produced over the last couple of years, and Iridescent Jubilee is an edition of 12 hand cut books, some pages reproduced from the process diary/art book produced for my exhibition, Iridescent Jubilee. You can currently buy them from the Rizzeria shopfront in Leichhardt(143 Norton St), or by emailing me.
I have 2 workshops coming up, by the way, How to Riso, with the fabulous Rizzeria(have you checked out the new shop in Leichhardt? It’s pretty awesome! And you can buy some Miss Helen goods there!) and a Weave a Wall Hanging workshop, with Work-Shop(who also have an amazing shop, The Makery on Oxford St which you should check out). Or, if you’d like to exchange cash for adorable handmade items from the comfort of your couch/phone/wherevs, I have an internet shop!)
This week I installed my first solo show in a very very long time, which is called Iridescent Jubilee. It’s an immersive interactive installation, with tea parties every week! It’s in the foyer of Waverley Library, in the Waverley Library Galleries in Bondi Junction. Big thanks to Waverley Library Art department, and Waverley Library Staff, and the local community for being so lovely and welcoming! The work will evolve over it’s 5 weeks, so keep an eye out for new bits!
For more info, I’ve created a facebook page.
I’ve gone a bit over the top obsessed with weaving at the moment, after resisting the urge for years. When I learnt to spin, at the Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers, other members tried to entice me to the weave side but I was all naaaaah man, I’ll stick with my knitting. Then my friend Georgia wove me a tiny hanging a year or so ago, and I stared at it for long enough that I decided it was time. So I strung up the above loom and haven’t looked back since. ps. weaving in the park makes me feel kind of like this meme.
I’ve started teaching a regular knitting class through a new company called Classie! It’s been a really amazing experience to be able to bring the joy of knitting to so many people! I just love showing people how to knit and working with people, and watching as their brains and muscles learn to work together in new ways in order to create fabric by specially looping together sticks and yarn! I’m so proud of everyone and am also proud to boast a 100% success rate! Everyone has learnt to knit so well!
They are booking out fast, and you can book here. We meet at My Sweet Memory, which is a Korean desert cafe on Bathurst St, near Town Hall(Sydney). Classes are chilled and supportive and everyone works at their own rate.
You can also Learn Crochet, go on Op Shop tours, and learn how to make movies through Classie. They hold classes in Sydney and Melbourne.
Welcome to Miss Helen’s spycore dot net. I’m still setting up, but feel free to have a poke around to see things I’ve made.