Helene’s area of interest lies primarily in depicting the Australian landscape, particularly large bodies of water and wet atmospheric conditions. The title of her PhD research was ‘The Visible Intangible: an examination of the experience of turbid spaces’.
Helene Weeding has gained a reputation as a working artist having numerous solo and combined exhibitions. She was awarded high distinction in Master of Fine Arts and Design from the the University of Tasmania and has been the recipient of two Academic Performance Award Scholarships, enabling her to complete her Master of Fine Art as well as her PhD.
In 2016 Helene won first prize in the ‘Wrest Point Art Prize 2016’. She won the ‘Tasmanian Art Award’ at Eskleigh in 1998 and has been a finalist in ‘The John Glover Prize’, ‘The Bay of FiresPrize’, The Hutchins Prize’, ‘Swan Hill Drawing and Print Prize 2018’, ‘Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing’, among others.