Helen Britton
Australian, born 1966
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2016
Particle,
Sienna Patti Contemporary
HELEN BRITTON | Wildstone,
Sienna Patti Contemporary
2015
Helen Britton | Devils and Their Friends,
Sienna Patti Contemporary

Helen Britton describes her works as “collisions of design, Baroque, reduction resistant assemblages.” These so-called “assemblages” take their form differently, from necklaces to brooches, oftentimes made from repurposed materials—collected along riverbanks and seashores, or found in flea markets and heaps of junk. More recently, Britton has turned to using materials more traditionally intended for jewelry making. With strong interest in the history of decoration, Britton assembles her pieces from lived experiences, from world travels to mundane duties such as supermarket shopping. In constant dialogue with matter, form, and ideas, her practice is “accumulative, experimental and heterogeneous, faithful to life experiences,” as she describes.