Brigit Heller

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Brigit Heller

Brigit Heller Biography

Brigit Heller was born in Switzerland. In 1997 she moved to New Zealand to study design at Auckland University. 1998/1999 saw her complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.

Brigit has been preoccupied with nature as well as our relationship with the natural world for a while. Her interest manifests itself through the use of materials, color and techniques. She takes great delight in the exploration of the everyday forms that surround us. Her creations are testimony to her interest in traditional crafts and techniques. 

Being acutely aware of the fragility and the importance to maintain a healthy balance between environment and our lives, recycling, reusing and readapting plays a big role in Heller’s work.

Brigit has taken part in many exhibitions around Australia. She has been a finalist in some of the major art prizes in Australia. Her work is held in public and private collections as well as in public spaces.

Brigit is in the process of completing a Masters of Visual Arts at Monash University. 

Brigit Heller Statement

"At the center of my arts practice is the interaction between nature and its inhabitants. The works reflect my concern and awareness for the environment. I look at creating images that are able to tell the story of a place. I am greatly influenced by my experiences and I see my works as a diary that reflects my journey. I seek to play and expose and rearrange materials and as a consequence try to surprise and engage the viewer. By creating connections I hope to reignite something lost in everyone’s past.

I migrated to Australia 14 years ago. This has given me the advantage to “seeing things from an outside perspective”. Before moving to Australia I explored many parts of the world.

I live in Central Victoria, in a rural setting, closeness to nature and interaction with the environment is an essential part of my life and my arts practice. I have been teaching regularly over the last few years. I see interaction with others as a vital part for reflection and expansion of myself as a person and artist." Brigit Heller, 2015


Brigit Heller Resumé

Art Related Education

Masters of Visual Arts, Monash University, Melbourne in progress

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Art, Melbourne

Certificate of Art and Design, Auckland Institute of Technology

Tutor at Australian Academy of Design


Solo Shows

September 2018               ‘Solitude, visitors and the village’ with Michelle Mantsio

August 2016                       ‘Between the Light and Darkness’ Stockroom Kyneton

March 2016                        ‘Water and Sky” Manyung Gallery, Malvern

September 2015               “Brigit Heller” Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza

October 2012                     “I don’t want to drown” Mars Gallery Melbourne                                  

November 2005                “The Other Side” Icon Museum of Art, Deakin University

March 2005                         “Island”, McClelland Sculpture Park, Langwarrin

Aril 2001                               “His and Hers”, The Band Hall Gallery, Kyneton

February 2000                   “The Graft” an installation on Herring Island, Melbourne

January 2000                      “Precieux”, the Bank Hall Gallery, Kyneton


Selected Group Shows

March 2018                         ‘Landfall’ Lorne Sculpture Biennale

March 2017                        ‘Beached Verandah Project’, Port Fairy

October 2016                     ‘Montsalvat Arts Festival’ Eltham

September 2015               ‘Montsalvat” Arts Festival’, Elthham VIC

April 2015                            ‘From Nature’, Gasworks Art Park, Melbourne

October 2014                     Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University Melbourne

March 2014                         Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Lorne

May 2013                             Toorak Village Sculpture Festival, Melbourne

February 2013                   Montalto Sculpture Prize, Red Hill VIC

November 2012                Backyard Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ballarat

October 2011/09              Lorne Sculpture Biennale

2011/08/06/05/04            Toorak Village Sculpture Festival, Melbourne

2011/10                                aRtECYCLE Incinerator Arts Complex, Monee Ponds

October 2010                     Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

February 2010                   Williamstown Arts Festival, Williamstown

February 2007                   The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award Werribee Park

October 2003                     McClelland Survey&Award, Langwarren VIC

March 2003                         “Site Unseen”, Bendigo Art Gallery

January 2003                      Montalto Sculpture Prize, Red Hill VIC

2002/01/00                         Fundere Sculpture Prize Yarra Sculptre Space Melbourne

March 2002                         The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park

March 2002/00                  The Cental Goldfield Sculpture Award, Maryborough

September 2001               “Give me dirt” Yarra Sculpture Space, Melbourne

March 2001                         Sculpture at Seawinds, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula

October 2000                     National Sculpture Exhibition, Gasworks Park Melbourne



2016                       Nillumbik Art Award, Highly commended and packing room award

2013                       Second Prize, Toorak Villlage Sculpture Award

2011                       Lorne Sculpture Biennale, MARS Gallery Prize

2011                       Moonee Valley aRtECYCLE Award

2009                       Regional Artist Award Lorne Sculpture Exhibition

2006                       Winner of the Toorak Place Award

2003                       Toorak village Sculpture Festival, Highly commended

2002                       Winner of the world sculpture news prize

2001                       The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award,

                  Highly Commended and winner of popular choice award

2000                       Certificate of Merit, Inaugural Cleveland Exhibition, Lancefield

2000                       Central Goldfields Sculpture Awards 2000, Highly Commended

1998                       National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award

1998                       Andor Mesaros Sculpture Prize, Highly commended



2018                       Mike and Maria Smith, Bellarine VIC

2018                       John Henderson, Lorne

2015                      Marchese Family, Camberfield VIC

2013                       “Sister City Concept”, New Library Project, Bendigo

2012                       “Outrospective” City of Ballarat

2010                       Twigs on Main,Romsey

2008                       “Habitad” Spaces Design Group, Armadale

2005                       “Poles Apart” Deakin University, Burwood Hwy

2004                       “The Guardian” Wyndham City Council

2003                       “Sculpture by the Creek” Vic Health and Mt. Alexander Shire

2001                       “..and kingdom come” Parks and Wildlife, Tasmania

2000                         FHA Image Design, Melbourne

2000                       “Wattle Gully reborn” Parks Victoria, Castlemain

1999                       “a plain tree” G.&C. Carpenter, Richmond



2018                      CRAFT Victoria – selling yourself

2018                       AABAT – Art in the bush, adventure therapy

2016                       Montalsvat Arts Festival, Giant Weaving

2016                      ‘Phoenix arts project’ Fire recovery program, Lancefield

2015                      Montsalvat, Arts Festival, on creativity

2015                     Megafauna-Festival, Lancefield

2015                     Beeac – Window Space

2012                       Australian Art Revew, “I don’t want to drown”

2012                       “I don’t want to drown”, the Art Collector and Blah Magazin

2011                       “Lorne Sculpture 2011” Art in Geelong

2011                       “aRtECYCLE” Monee Valley Weekly

2009                       “Anything goes” Macedon Ranges Weekly

2009                       Sculpture Coast, Lorne Sculpture Exhibition, Ian Macrae

2007                       “Numbered among the talented, The Herald Sun, Harbant Gill

2006                       “The Guardians” Wyndham Arts Magazine

2005                       “Responses to the environment” essay by Ken Scarlett

2005                       “The Island” Exhibition Catalogue by Penny Teale

2004                       “Work of the week” The Age by Victor Gurvich

2004                       AGIdeas, Fourteenth International Creative Event

                                Guest Speaker, Catalogue and Publication

2003                       McClelland Survey Award, The Age by Robert Nelson

2003                       McClelland Survey Award, Herald Sun

2002                       “Rebirth of Sculpture in Australia, Art+Australia, Louise Martin-Chew

2002                       “Sculptures fit for a Mansion”, The Age by Robert Nelson

2001                       Central Goldfield Sculpture Exhibition Catalogue, Robert Nelson

2000                       “Sculpture Show at Gasworks” The Age by Megan Blackhouse

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