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Helena Geiger is a textile artist. She has exhibited widely in Australia and her works are in collections here and internationally.

NSW Parliament Aboriginal Art Prize 2012

In 2012 two of her Batik Artworks “Purple Rain” & “Weaving Stories” were selected as finalists for the NSW Parliament Aboriginal Art Prize. They were included in the exhibition that travelled throughout NSW during 2013.

Corroborree 2014

Helena Geiger at Corroboree 2013

Helena at the Black Arts Market in Sydney which was part of the Corroboree festival held in the MCA Foundation Hall. She had a range of artwork exhibited and a selection of unique hand-designed silk scarfs, sarongs, cushions and fabrics.

Shellie Morris + Mutitjulu Choir - Tastes of Tjungu

In April 2014 Helena Geiger was invited to participate the inaugural Tjungu Festival held at the Uluru Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. In the image above Shellie Morris and the Mutitjulu Choir wears her scarfs during their performance at the festival.

Helena has worked in the furnishing textile industry for 20 years, recently for several years for a commercial fabric printing company where she compiled colour schemes, mood boards & printed samples for Architects and Interior Designers.

Her work is on display at the Muir House Gallery in Berry NSW.

ARTIST STATEMENT
I have been working with Batik for many years now and find this medium a rewarding and challenging art form. Creating art using this technique is an exciting journey as each new piece takes on a life of its own emerging and changing as each separate layer of wax and dye is applied. The cracks produced by the wax are characteristic of Batik and gives each art work its own distinctive quality and texture.

My art is inspired by the beauty of the Land and the elegance of nature.

The rich red dirt of the Australian Outback, the shades of ochres, the colours & textures beneath the surfaces of the rivers and the reflections on their waters captivate me. Nature is rich in the patterns river courses form, in the fine details within rocks and their crevasses, the grains and colours in sandstone that have been embedded therein over the centuries as well as the textures of paper bark and gum trees. Sunrises and sunsets paint the sky and set the landscape ablaze.

EXHIBITIONS
2013 The Arthouse Hotel – Sydney Group Exhibition
“Art for Interior Designers”
2012 NSW Parliament – Sydney Group Exhibition
“NSW Parliament Aboriginal Art Prize”
2012 Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre – Hornsby Solo Exhibition
“Jumna Bija, Jumna Killi  (Darug) – Here We Shine ”
Aboriginal Art Exhibition – Guringai Festival
2009 Bondi Pavilion Gallery – Sydney Group Exhibition
“Rhythms”
2009 Hornsby Art Gallery Group Exhibition
“Ngalaringi Tabore, Ngalaringi Nangami Dyaralang
OUR ART – OUR CULTURE”
2008 Global Gallery – Sydney Group Exhibition
“SaMjJana – Equity and Harmony”
2008 Nest Studio – Croydon, Adelaide, South Australia Group Exhibition
“Modern Australian Textiles”
2008 Fabric of Life – North Adelaide, South Australia Solo Exhibition
“Earth Lines”
2008 Palm House – Royal Botanical Gardens – Sydney Group Exhibition
“Autumn Equinox Art Salon 2008”
2007 Hornsby Art Gallery Group Exhibition
“Tracking the Spirit”
2007 Tap Gallery – Sydney Group Exhibition
“Critical Future”
2007
Palm House – Royal Botanical Gardens – Sydney
Group Exhibition
“Autumn Equinox Art Salon 2007”
2006 Palm House – Royal Botanical Gardens – Sydney Group Exhibition
“Summer Solstice Art Salon 2006”  A Celebration of Nature
2006 Tap Gallery – Darlinghurst – Sydney Group Exhibition
“Freedom” – Amnesty International
2006
Palm House – Royal Botanical Gardens – Sydney
Group Exhibition
“Winter Solstice Art Salon 2006 ” – A Celebration of Nature
2006
Tap Gallery – Darlinghurst – Sydney
Group Exhibition
“Darlinghurst Nights” Painters & Poets
2005
Palm House – Royal Botanical Gardens – Sydney
Group Exhibition
“Summer Solstice Art Salon 2005 ” Art Inspired by Nature
2005
Tap Gallery – Darlinghurst – Sydney
Group Exhibition
“Images of the Cross” – Kings Cross Arts Festival
2005
Hornsby TAFE Gallery – Hornsby
Group Exhibition
“Naidoc Week” – Guringai Festival
2005
Tap Gallery – Darlinghurst – Sydney
Group Exhibition
“Freedom” – Amnesty International
2004
Tap Gallery – Darlinghurst – Sydney
Solo Exhibition
“Layers”
1998
Australian Craft Show – Homebush – Sydney
Solo Exhibition
AWARDS
2012
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre – Hornsby
Jumna Bija, Jumna Killi  (Darug) – Here We Shine
Aboriginal Art Exhibition – Guringai Festival
Solo Exhibition
“Weaving Stories” Batik Artwork  People’s Choice Award
2005
Tap Gallery – Darlinghurst – Sydney
“Freedom” – Amnesty International
Group Exhibition
“Fence lines” Batik Artwork  3rd Prize
COLLECTIONS
2008 Flinders University of South Australia Art Museum Acquisition
COMMISSIONS
1995
Commonwealth Rehabilitation Center
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Calendar