Archive: December, 2016

Artist’s talk for ACYPI Melbourne

17th December, 2016

Thank you to ACYPI Melbourne for inviting me to give a talk last night. It prompted some great questions and lots of conversations afterwards over Christmas cheese and wine.

Helen Couchman talk at ACYPI, Melbourne. 16 December 2016

Talk for ACYPI, Australian China Young Professionals Initiative, Melbourne

13th December, 2016

Join ACYPI for an Arts focused evening with two inspiring artists; Helen Couchman, visual artist and Mindy Meng Wang, musician and composer.

The evening will feature a Q and A session, a performance from Mindy Meng Wang on the Guzheng and a talk from both artists. They will discuss their work and inspirations and how the Arts scene in both Australia and China are developing, as well as how intercultural ideas are developed and communicated through works of art.

Friday 16th December, 2016
6pm-7.30pm

Pozible HQ
2/108-112 Langridge St,
Collingwood VIC 3066

Registration is necessarywww.acypi.org.au/en/2016/12/05/acypi-melbourne-arts-appreciation-in-collingwood

Helen Couchman
British artist Helen Couchman worked in Beijing for nearly seven years between 2006 and 2012. She will be talking about her experience of working in the country and the outcomes. Using various media, mostly drawing, photo, printing and installation Couchman has made work in various countries including USA, Cyprus, Armenia, Taiwan but nothing as prolonged as her time living in China. This talk is very timely as Helen is currently working on a retrospective exhibition of her China works for CFCCA, Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester, England opening in January 2017.

Helen has published three books of photography; Omani Women, Mrs West’s Hats, Workers – Gong Ren.

www.helencouchman.com

WORKERS, Gong Ren at Le Musée Olympique, Lausanne, Switzerland

‘…they give off an incredible force, we can read the fragility in certain looks and pride as they are posing for you. They recall the harsh conditions in which these men and women have working but without falling into any voyeurism or pessimism. Personally, I find them absolutely magnificent and I am very touched at looking at them.’

Rachel Caloz, Chef de Section Expositions, The Olympic Museum, Lausanne.
Talk by Helen Couchman at ACYPI, Melbourne, 16 December 2016

Talk by Helen Couchman. ACYPI Melbourne website.

 

Flyer for ACYPI talk in Melbourne. 16 December 2016

Flyer for ACYPI arts talk