Helen Calder’s continuing exploration of the properties and limits of paint as a material have taken it from the canvas, to the wall, and often away from the traditional supports of the medium, to engage with the exhibition space as the frame for painting.

Works are held in New Zealand private and public collections including the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Christchurch Art Gallery, Chartwell Trust, Fletcher Trust, Wallace Arts Trust and Simpson Grierson.


Represented by

Bartley and Company, Wellington, NZ

Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown and Christchurch, NZ

Solo Exhibitions

March 2019

Folded, Bartley & Company, Wellington, NZ

July 2018

Supports and Surfaces, Nadene Milne Gallery, Christchurch, NZ

2016

Gamut, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, NZ

Slip, hang, stack, Bartley and Company, Wellington, NZ

2014

Qualia 760-620 λ, Enjoy Public Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2012

Orange Up, Stereoscope, Christchurch Art Gallery, NZ (Outer Spaces Programme)

2011

In front, behind, side-by-side, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2010

Polychrome, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2009

Yellow, orange, red, black, City Art Rooms, Auckland, NZ

2008

fl.oz. 64zero3, Christchurch, NZ

2006

Up, 64zero3, Christchurch, NZ

2005

Paint Set, The Signal Gallery, Hamilton, NZ

Paint Set, 64zero3, Christchurch, NZ

2004

Lamination, School of Fine Art Gallery, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

2003

Painting Sets for Domestic Walls, Fresh Gallery, Christchurch, NZ

Four Walls, School of Fine Art Gallery, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

Gridlocked, curated by Tessa Giblin, Christchurch, NZ

 

Group Exhibitions

2018

The Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, NZ

Melbourne Art Fair, Bartley and Company, Australia

2015

Solid Colour (Part One – with Galia Amsel, Stephen Bambury, Marie Le Lievre and Shannon Novak) Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, NZ

Solid Colour (Part Two- with Stephen Bambury, Chris Corson-Scott, Phil Dadson, Amanda Gruenwald, Andrea Juan and Shannon Novak)  Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2014

unpainted (Helen Calder, James Bellaney, Kim Pieters, Fu On Chung) Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, NZ

Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker, curated by Justin Paton and Felicity Milburn, Christchurch Art Gallery, NZ

2012

Nice to meet you (Helen Calder and Miranda Parkes), Dog Park Project Space, Christchurch, NZ

2011

Matter matters (Helen Calder, Ilona Hakvort and Sophie Knezic) curated by Richard Van de Aa, Paris Concrét, France

2010

The Waikato National Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ

Four painters- traveling in the world (Helen Calder, Marie Le Lievre, Eileen Leung & Ruth Thomas-Edmond) Bartley and Company, Wellington, NZ

Blue Planet, curated by Ken Hall, Christchurch Art Gallery, NZ

2009

The Waikato National Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ

The Wallace Art Awards, Auckland

As If We Never Met (Helen Calder, Julian Dashper & Lee Szu Hui), curated by Andre Hemer, Christchurch, NZ

2008

The Bridge Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

Not Yet Dry, (Helen Calder and Volker Saul) City Art Rooms, Auckland, NZ

Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, NZ

My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, curated by Tilman, CCNOA Brussells, at The Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ

Unlimited, City Art Rooms, Auckland, NZ

2007

Art School 125, 125 years of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch Art Gallery, NZ

2005

Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, NZ

 

Drawings. Residency Gertrude Street Contemporary, Melbourne, 2013

Drawings. Residency Gertrude Street Contemporary, Melbourne, 2013

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