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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 influential ongoing Australian zines, including [[Astro Gurrl]] (1996-1999) and [[Fly away bird]] (2004-2013) under her the imprint Astro Press.
  
==Contact==
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In addition to her zines Miss Helen designs knitting patterns, creates knitted cupcakes and animals, creates textile designs, works with The Rizzeria and 'wears froofy dresses'.
  
Astro Press
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==Exhibitions==
  
P.O. Box 730
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'''2016'''
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* Ceramics collaboration with Cass Pomroy, exhibited in "Works Three Ways", Balmain Watch House.
  
Sutherland NSW 1499
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'''2015'''
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* Textile works included in "We Heart The Arts Fibre Fair" at Create or Die, Marrickville
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* 'Iridescent Jubilee', Waverley Library Galleries, solo show, installation.
  
AUSTRALIA
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'''2009'''
  
==Exhibitions==
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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
* 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'''
  
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]]
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
*[[The revenge of Le Petite Bakery 3]]
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*[[Iridescent Jubilee]] (2015)
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*[[Lollyweeds]] (2014)
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*[[L94 La Perouse to Circular Quay : adventures in public transport]] (2014)
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*[[Super Cute Tiny Animals #1, Mamamals]] (2014)
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*[[Little Rituals]] (2013)
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*[[Doily]] (2013)
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*[[A lovely spinster's winter annual]] (2010) 
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*Contributor to [[Kiddi spitt]] (2008), along with Rah Rah Shanahoy, Kalindy, Chrisboy and Shelagh.
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*[[The revenge of Le Petite Bakery]] (2008-)
 
*[[Flowerpot world, Vol. 2 : Village fete (the)]] (2008)
 
*[[Flowerpot world, Vol. 2 : Village fete (the)]] (2008)
 
*[[Flowerpot world, Vol. 1 : Cupcakes, tea and high drama (or not)]] (2008)
 
*[[Flowerpot world, Vol. 1 : Cupcakes, tea and high drama (or not)]] (2008)
*[[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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*[[Turtelly : the girl gang zine]] (September 2007) by Miss Helen, Rah Rah Shanahoy, Kalindy Sparkle and Anthea. "Post Millenial Riot Grrrl Lifestyle".
 
*[[The rabbit and the bear]] (October 2007), by Miss Helen and [[Vanessa Berry]]
 
*[[The rabbit and the bear]] (October 2007), by Miss Helen and [[Vanessa Berry]]
 
*[[How to make a zine...]] (September 2007), by Miss Helen and [[Maddy Phelan]]
 
*[[How to make a zine...]] (September 2007), by Miss Helen and [[Maddy Phelan]]
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*[[Rollermâche]] (August 2007), ABC Kids
 
*[[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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*[[Le Petit Bakery]] (2007)
 
*[[10:01]] (December 2006)
 
*[[10:01]] (December 2006)
 
*[[The bubbles pop]] (Winter 2006)
 
*[[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.
*[[Fly away bird]] (2005-; 5 issues)
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*[[Fly away bird]] (2005-2013; 8 (?) issues)
*[[Astro Gurrl]] (1996-?)
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*[[Secret agent chicken]] (2001-?)
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*[[Astrogulch]] (c. 1997) - 'limited edition poster zine'.
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*[[Astro Gurrl]] (1996-1999 - 26(?) issues)
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
*[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]
  
[[Category:Zinester]] [[Category:Australian Zinesters]] [[Category:Artist]]
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[[Category:Zinester|Helen]] [[Category:Australian Zinesters|Helen]] [[Category:Artist|Helen]]

Latest revision as of 23:49, 26 April 2017

Miss Helen is a prolific Sydney, NSW, Australia based artist and zinester, who has published notable one-off and influential ongoing Australian zines, including Astro Gurrl (1996-1999) and Fly away bird (2004-2013) under her the imprint Astro Press.

In addition to her zines Miss Helen designs knitting patterns, creates knitted cupcakes and animals, creates textile designs, works with The Rizzeria and 'wears froofy dresses'.

Exhibitions

2016

  • Ceramics collaboration with Cass Pomroy, exhibited in "Works Three Ways", Balmain Watch House.

2015

  • Textile works included in "We Heart The Arts Fibre Fair" at Create or Die, Marrickville
  • 'Iridescent Jubilee', Waverley Library Galleries, solo show, installation.

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