Helen Mathwin Martin                                                                                                                                0425 878 075


2020- Ongoing: PhD Visual Art , LaTrobe University, Bendigo.

2010 – Postgraduate Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne,

2008 – MA Creative Arts, Painting, University of Melbourne, Australia

2004- Post Graduate Diploma Creative Arts, Painting, University of Melbourne, Australia

2001 – BA Fine Art Painting, RMIT University, Australia

Solo Projects/ lead artist

2019 Bust or Boom, Melbourne Fringe Festival. Performance piece filmed at Lake Tyrell, Central Victoria, projected during the festival at 33 Flinders lane, Melb CBD.

2019 Join Up Craft Victoria Craft Cubed. Live Performance, Melbourne CBD

2018 Post-Truth Booth Creative State Summit, Melbourne Museum.

2018 Pop Regional Centre for Culture. Live performance filmed in Castlemaine projected in Maryborough.

2016 Not Afraid Of The Dark Wide Open Road Art, Castlemaine.

2014 Experiments With Light, Punctum White Space, Castlemaine.

2009 Up Country Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy.


Since 2015 Helen has collaborated extensively with Susie Elliott. The majority of her major works between 2013-2019 have been part of this collaboration. From 2021 she has also worked with Hermione Merry.

2021 Traversing The Northern Plains, Helen Mathwin & Susie Elliott Castlemaine State Festival

2020 There is No Shame In Delight, Helen Mathwin & Hermione Merry, Castlemaine State Festival

2020 Tender is The Night, Helen Mathwin & Hermione MerryCastlemaine Fringe Festival

2019 This Moment Becomes More Than The Map and This Moment at WORA Helen Mathwin & Susie Elliott, Reginal Arts Victoria, developed and performed in the Chewton Bushlands, Williams Road,Chewton.

2019 The Irrational Maker,  Helen Mathwin & Susie Elliott State Festival. Live performance on the corner of Mostyn and Hargraves Street,Castlemaine.

2018 Linear Response,  Helen Mathwin & Susie Elliott Arts Open, Castlemaine.

2017 The Handmade House, Helen Mathwin & Susie Elliott Victoria Craft Cubed, Melbourne CBD and Wide Open Road Art, Castlemaine

2017 Wide Open Road at Harvest, Helen Mathwin & Susie ElliottCastlemaine State Festival, Harvest at The Mill, Castlemaine.

2018,Home For Now Helen Mathwin & Susie Elliott Victoria Craft Cubed. Project live throughout Melb CBD, final stage live in Docklands, Melbourne.

2013 Her Name in Lights, Helen Mathwin & Susie ElliottCastlemaine State Festival, Wide Open Road Art, Castlemaine.

2008 Advance/ Retreat, Helen Mathwin & Susie Elliott, Melbourne.

Group Exhibitions

2016 Resolutions-Creating Liminal Spaces, Studio Five, Queensbury Street, Melbourne

2015 Reciprocity, curated by Gina Grant, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne.

2013 Future Visions, curated by Caroline Kennedy, Castlemaine State Festival, Union Studio Art Gallery, Castlemaine.

2012 Future Visions, curated by Caroline Kennedy, Festival d’Australie, Divonne- les-Bains, France

2012 Crossing Boundaries: The Journey from Teacher to Teaching Artist, curated by Wesley Immes George Paton Gallery, Melbourne.

Curatorial/ project management

2020- Ongoing position as Director/ curator at Only-Connect

2015- Ongoing position as director/ curator at Wide Open Road Art

2019 Wide Open Road Art Interview Series

2018 Project Manager, The Post-Truth Booth at The Creative State Summit 2018.

2018 Project Manager and artist Craft Victoria Craft Cubed Festival Home For Now

2017 Curator and artist for Craft Victoria Craft Cubed Festival. Handmade House project.

2017 Curator, Castlemaine State Festival, Wide Open Road Art at Harvest

2015 Founding member of Wide Open Road Art.                   

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2019 – Mathwin Martin H, Elliott S, 2019, ‘All That Returns’ Junkies, V17, p58-66

2016 Mathwin Martin, H, 2016, ‘Teacher Artist Mother’, Journal of Artistic and Creative Education (JACE) V10, p44-58

2010 sole artist, book cover design/ image, Mathwin Martin, H, 2010 ‘Thinking About Suicide, Contemplating and Comprehending the urge to die’ PCCS Books, 2010.

Grants and Mentorship

2019- Test Sites Funded Workshop through City of Melbourne

2019- Castlemaine State Festival Artist Grant/ mentorship from Jill Orr The Irrational Maker

2018- Regional Centre for Culture Arts Development Grant/ mentorship from Jo Porter and Elizabeth Walsh

2018- Mount Alexander Community Development Grant The Wide Open Road Art Interview Series

2018- Creative Arts Victoria Project Development Grant The Post Truth Booth

2018- Regional Arts Victoria Regional Arts Fund / mentorship from Lyndal Jones This Moment Becomes More Than The Map (to be completed October 30 2019)