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Miss Helen is an Australian [[zinester]] and artist based in Sydney, NSW, Australia, who publishes a number of [[One shot|one-off]] zines as well as the ongoing zine [[Fly away bird]] (2005-), under the imprint Astro Press. In addition to her zines Miss Helen writes a blog, designs knitting patterns, creates  knitted cupcakes and animals, takes digital photographs and 'wears froofy dresses'.
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Miss Helen is a prolific Sydney, NSW, Australia based artist and zinester, who has published notable one-off and seminal ongoing Australian zines, including [[Astro Gurrl]] (1996-?) and [[Fly away bird]] (2005-) under her the imprint Astro Press.
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In addition to her zines Miss Helen writes a blog, designs knitting patterns, creates  knitted cupcakes and animals, takes digital photographs and 'wears froofy dresses'.
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She is current studying towards a Bachelor of Design at COFA.
==Contact==
==Contact==
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AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIA
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miss.helen at gmail.com
==Exhibitions==
==Exhibitions==
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'''2009'''
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''Betrayal/Three Miss Helens'', March 2009, Old Allan's Cake Shop, Tiny Stadiums Festival, Erskinville.
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* A mixed media collaboration with artist, Hiromi Tango.
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* Hosted in a pink abandoned bakery in the heart of Erskinville.
'''2007'''
'''2007'''
''Zine factory'', 18 August - 14 October, 2007, Lewers House, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewer Bequest
''Zine factory'', 18 August - 14 October, 2007, Lewers House, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewer Bequest
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* The exhibition featured an installation work by Miss Helen 'Girls Room', and another by Leigh Rigozzi, as well as an exhibition of historic Australian zines, curated by Glenn Barkley. The Spring Zine Fair, 1 September, 10am-5pm, was held in conjunction with the exhibition.
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* The exhibition featured an installation work by Miss Helen 'Girls Room', and another by [[Leigh Rigozzi]], as well as an exhibition of historic Australian zines, curated by Glenn Barkley. The Spring Zine Fair, 1 September, 10am-5pm, was held in conjunction with the exhibition.
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''Le Petite Bakery'', Don't Look Gallery, Dulwich Hill, 2007.
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* Knitted cupcakes and other baked goods. Has since toured to other galleries such as Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.
'''2004'''
'''2004'''
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2004: Australian Culture Now: Networked
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''2004: Australian Culture Now: Networked''
* The exhibition featured a survey of online art, and included spycore.net, Miss Helen's personal blog. [[http://www.art2004.com.au/2004/networked/work.php?id=61&mode=h catalogue page online]]
* The exhibition featured a survey of online art, and included spycore.net, Miss Helen's personal blog. [[http://www.art2004.com.au/2004/networked/work.php?id=61&mode=h catalogue page online]]
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==Zineography==
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==Bibliography==
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*[[Turtelly: The Girl Gang Zine]], (September) by Miss Helen, Sarah(Rah Rah) Shanahoy, Kalindy Sparkle and Anthea. "Post Millenial Riot Grrrl Lifestyle".
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*Contributor to [[Kiddi spitt]] (2008), along with Sarah "Rah Rah" Shanahoy, Kalindy, Chrisboy and Shelagh.
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*[[The Rabbit and The Bear]], (October 2007), by Miss Helen and [[Vanessa Berry]]
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*[[The revenge of Le Petite Bakery]] (2008-)
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*[[The zine factory]], 18 August - 14 October, Lewers House, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewer Bequest, by Miss Helen and Leigh Rigozzi
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*[[Flowerpot world, Vol. 2 : Village fete (the)]] (2008)
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*[[Rollermache]], (August 2007), ABC Kids
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*[[Flowerpot world, Vol. 1 : Cupcakes, tea and high drama (or not)]] (2008)
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* [[How to make a zine...]], (September 2007), by Miss Helen and [[Maddy Phelan]]
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*[[Turtelly : the girl gang zine]] (September 2007) by Miss Helen, Sarah "Rah Rah" Shanahoy, Kalindy Sparkle and Anthea. "Post Millenial Riot Grrrl Lifestyle".
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*[[The rabbit and the bear]] (October 2007), by Miss Helen and [[Vanessa Berry]]
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*[[How to make a zine...]] (September 2007), by Miss Helen and [[Maddy Phelan]]
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*[[7:50]] (Winter 2007)
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*[[The zine factory]] 18 August - 14 October, Lewers House, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewer Bequest, by Miss Helen and Leigh Rigozzi
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*[[Rollermâche]] (August 2007), ABC Kids
*[[Tractation on being a single sheila]] (August 2007)
*[[Tractation on being a single sheila]] (August 2007)
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*[[10:01 - snapshots from the Illawarra line (Loftus - Redfern)]] (December 2006)
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*[[10:01]] (December 2006)
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*[[The Bubbles Pop]] (Winter 2006)
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*[[The bubbles pop]] (Winter 2006)
*[[The Little Golden Book of Angst]] (2006)
*[[The Little Golden Book of Angst]] (2006)
*'My Blythe girls', in [[A Pocket Full of Posies]] (October 2006) edited by [[Maddy Phelan]], Melisa Tomkins and Carla Velasquez Uzbeaga.
*'My Blythe girls', in [[A Pocket Full of Posies]] (October 2006) edited by [[Maddy Phelan]], Melisa Tomkins and Carla Velasquez Uzbeaga.
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*[[Fly away bird]] (2005-; 4 issues)
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*[[Fly away bird]] (2005-; 6 issues)
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*[[Secret agent chicken]] (2001-?)
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*[[Astrogulch]] (c. 1997) - 'limited edition poster zine'.
*[[Astro Gurrl]] (1996-?)
*[[Astro Gurrl]] (1996-?)
==External Links==
==External Links==
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*[http://www.spycore.net/wordpress/ Miss Helen's website]
*[http://www.spycore.net/wordpress/ Miss Helen's website]
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/spycore Miss Helen's flickr]
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/spycore Miss Helen's flickr]
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[[Category:Zinester]] [[Category:Australian Zinesters]] [[Category:Artist]]
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[[Category:Zinester|Helen]] [[Category:Australian Zinesters|Helen]] [[Category:Artist|Helen]]

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Miss Helen is a prolific Sydney, NSW, Australia based artist and zinester, who has published notable one-off and seminal ongoing Australian zines, including Astro Gurrl (1996-?) and Fly away bird (2005-) under her the imprint Astro Press.

In addition to her zines Miss Helen writes a blog, designs knitting patterns, creates knitted cupcakes and animals, takes digital photographs and 'wears froofy dresses'.

She is current studying towards a Bachelor of Design at COFA.

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Contact

Astro Press

P.O. Box 730

Sutherland NSW 1499

AUSTRALIA

miss.helen at gmail.com

Exhibitions

2009

Betrayal/Three Miss Helens, March 2009, Old Allan's Cake Shop, Tiny Stadiums Festival, Erskinville.

  • A mixed media collaboration with artist, Hiromi Tango.
  • Hosted in a pink abandoned bakery in the heart of Erskinville.

2007

Zine factory, 18 August - 14 October, 2007, Lewers House, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewer Bequest

  • The exhibition featured an installation work by Miss Helen 'Girls Room', and another by Leigh Rigozzi, as well as an exhibition of historic Australian zines, curated by Glenn Barkley. The Spring Zine Fair, 1 September, 10am-5pm, was held in conjunction with the exhibition.

Le Petite Bakery, Don't Look Gallery, Dulwich Hill, 2007.

  • Knitted cupcakes and other baked goods. Has since toured to other galleries such as Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.

2004

2004: Australian Culture Now: Networked

  • The exhibition featured a survey of online art, and included spycore.net, Miss Helen's personal blog. [catalogue page online]

Bibliography

External Links

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