About Helen Bodycomb
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.
Following Helen’s presentation ‘Making mosaics in the Anthropocene Era’ at the 2016 AIMC Congress in Spilimbergo, Italy, Helen’s article on the same topic was published in the July 2016 issue of French magazine Mosaique Magazine (published in French and English). Copies can be purchased directly from Mosaique Magazine or from Australian importer, Smalti Australia.
“I really delight in passing on what I know about art and making mosaics to motivated adults hungry for information about this unique, historic medium. After 6 years of full time Fine Art University studies and over 25 years of full-time professional practice I am well qualified to teach what I know. I am also currently completing a Masters Degree in Visual Art (by Practice-led Research) at La Trobe University.
- GLASS ON GLASS MOSAIC Saturday 8, Sunday 9 October 2016 + extra studio day Monday 10 October 2016
- INDIRECT METHOD MOSAIC Saturday 12, Sunday 13 November 2016 + extra studio day Monday 14 November 2016
- MOSAIC STUDIO ACCESS DAYS: previous students can attend monthly Open Studio Access Days to work on their mosaic artworks in Helen’s studio amidst a supportive and well equipped environment. (Un-tutored and by arrangement only, email Helen for details)