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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

Mrs. West’s Hats – London book launch

2nd November, 2009

Dr Carol Tulloch in conversation with Helen Couchman
Book launch and book signing
6.30pm, 3rd November 2009
Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT

Update: 04/10/09
Many thanks to Carol, Mauice and to everyone at the London launch for your interesting questions and good wishes.

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Mrs West’s Hats – Beijing book launch

9th October, 2009

Thursday 15th October 7.30pm:
Mrs West’s Hats
by Helen Couchman
a book launch

Helen Couchman’s new book is a thoughtful, quiet meditation on the life of her grandmother, a remarkable lady and the owner of a number of extravagant hats. Tonight we explore memory, history, heritage, and inheritance via this beautiful little work, soon to be launched in London and worldwide.
Currently attracting international media attention, Helen’s new book is launched in a climate of worldwide recession – the most pertinent of times to look back on an earlier, less consumer-focused era, and perhaps to a time when beautiful objects were treasured more than they are today.

Helen Couchman is a visual artist based in Beijing, and the author of ‘Gongren’. Tonight’s discussion features art critic and philosopher Anthony Gorman, and Time Out’s fabulous art editor Stacey Duff.
Jenny Niven, The Bookworm Beijing

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Opening – China in Motion

4th July, 2008

China in Motion Invitation July 4th 08
China in Motion 
curated by Dr Jennifer Greitschus

Contributors include artist Helen Couchman, photographer Ed Burtynsky, filmmaker Antoine Breton, composer Yuli Chen and photo-journalist Natalie Behring.
The exhibition runs: 7 July – 2 October

www.arup.com/News/Events_and_exhibitions/Previous.aspx

China In Motion Reminder
This exhibition is part of, China Now, www.chinanow.org.uk and the London Festival of Architecture 2008, www.lfa2008.org

WORKERS 工人 – Beijing book launch

20th June, 2008

Beijing Book Launch for WORKERS by Helen Couchman June 2008Panel discussion and book launch with:

John Pauline – director, PTW Architects, Wang Kan – secretary general, China On Action, Stacey Duff – writer and art critic, Time Out, Helen Couchman – artist.

7.30pm at The Bookworm, Building 4, Sanlitun Nan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing

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