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About Helen Bodycomb

Mosaic Artist

I am a contemporary artist who, having initially trained as painter, now practices predominantly in stone and glass (mosaic) and sculpture. I live and work in Central Victoria, Australia, and am currently engaged in practice-led research at La Trobe University, where I am doing a PhD. My research project is titled ’The Material and The Immaterial’ and is an exploration of classical mosaic methods in contemporary works. I have several streams to my practice: much of my work is commissioned by private and public clients, I teach a small number of  technique-based workshops each year across Australia and overseas, and maintain a vigorous and increasingly experimental studio and exhibition practice.

Latest news:

Helen has just released various dates for teaching in 2019 and for Leading another inspiring Mosaic Study Tour in 2019.

2019 Naples and Sicily Mosaic Study Tour

Special highlights of 2017 and 2018 saw Helen co-leading the ‘Mosaics of northern Italy Tour’, to Venice, Spilimbergo and Ravenna. Designing and Leading these highly successful tours together with Ingrid Gaiotto (In Giro Tours),  the inaugural Naples and Sicily Mosaic Study Tour is now launched and welcoming bookings.

To find out more, go to 2019 Naples and Sicily Mosaic Study Tour.

Inaugural Australian Mosaic Study Tour (2017 Mosaics of Northern Italy Tour)
La Scuola di Mosaicisti del Friuli, Spilimbergo, Italy May 2017

Mosaic Teaching

3-7 January 2019, Sturt Summer School Mosaic Intensive – Mittagong NSW.

The Unswept Floor – Neo-Greco Roman mosaics – using glass, stone and unglazed porcelain. For more information please see flyer the here.

2019 Studio Mosaic Workshops – Lot 19 – Castlemaine Vic

For more information on workshops and bookings please see the flyer here.

 

Movimento nelle foglie
in construction using direct lay on fibreglass mesh method at La Scuola di Mosaicisti del Friuli, Spilimbergo Italy 2001 

 

 

Barnacle Colony

(detail from Eubalena australis and the story of light)
Helen Bodycomb
2017
white gold glass smalti, unglazed high-fired porcelain, glass beads, pigment, PVA