Helen’s biography on the life of Olive Cotton will be published by Harper Collins in late October 2019. More information available here.
Helen Ennis has been awarded a residency at Hill End in September 2019 to write about Charles Bayliss who famously spent time there in the 1870s. Because of the lack of primary documents relating to his life and work she will be exploring alternative approaches to writing his biography by responding to place, weather and… Read More →
Ian North’s wide-ranging contribution to art and curatorship has been acknowledged in a beautifully produced book edited by Maria Zagala. Helen has contributed an essay on Ian’s influential period as inaugural Curator of Photography at the National Gallery.
Helen gave a paper ‘Expanding the archive: a biographer’s perspective’ at the ARLIS/ANZ Conference ‘Expanding our reach: art, research and access’ at the National Gallery of Australian on 5 October 2018.
Helen is giving a talk on Olive Cotton: A Life in Photographyto Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery on Sunday 5 August 2018 at 3pm. Information available here.
On 30 June 2018 Helen retired from her position as Director of the Centre for Art History and Art Theory at ANU and would like to express her thanks to the wonderful colleagues she has worked with over the years, especially those in CAHAT. Helen will now be focusing on her writing and research.
In October 2017 Helen’s contribution to photography scholarship was recognized with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Monash University. Helen subsequently delivered a lecture on photography curatorship to Monash University students.
Rebecca Hawcroft’s book The Other Moderns: Sydney’s Forgotten European Design Legacy, 2017, includes an essay by Helen on Margaret Michaelis’s Sydney years.
On 16 July 2016, Helen is presenting in a forum associated with the exhibition of photographs by Olive Cotton and Max Dupain at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. All welcome. More information here.
In late July 2016 Helen will be opening the exhibition Miriam Stannage: Survey 2006-2016 at Lawrence Wilson Gallery in Perth. The book Miriam Stannage: time framed, edited by Lee Kinsella, will be launched at the same time.