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Dermis opens Friday 17 May 6-8pm

Helen M Sturgess

Open Fri-Sun 11am - 5pm 18 May - 2 June

Artists' talks: 2pm Sunday 2 June 
Closing event: 3-5pm Sunday 2 June 

Helen explores her interest in the palimpsest of marks that people leave behind them, by working with existing points of attachment remaining from previous exhibitions in the Articulate building. She also plans to explore the cocoon nature of shelter found in both clothing and the built environment. Visitors will have the opportunity to celebrate the different stages of the work by coming to both the opening and the closing events, when the results of Helen’s plan to continue to work in the space during the three weeks of the exhibition will be evident. 

Dermis is part of the 'Performing Audiences' program supported by funding from the Inner West Council, a program that explores how audiences can be gently choreographed into performing for each other by their simple interactions with artworks.  It is also one of several whole-space installations that aim to strengthen relationships with the location through being the only work in a single architectural space.

Helen Sturgess Dermis 2019 (detail)

Helen Sturgess Dermis 2019 (in-planning)

See earlier work by Helen at Articulate here

Helen M Sturgess Untitled 2018 

Helen M Sturgess Untitled 2018 

Other earlier work by Helen herehere and here.  

This project is supported by funding from the Inner West Council