Helen McCullagh

Helen McCullagh

Helen is best known for her bright, contemporary and aesthetically beautiful still life oil paintings. Drawing her inspiration from both beautiful floral arrangements in her studio and images found through online media, Helen describes her artworks as a dialogue between social realities with images chosen through social media feeds and reproduced in a new context to distort the distinctions of time and place.Helen is

strongly influenced by the modernists and

more particularly Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Margaret Preston and Fairfeld Porter.

Helen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Cross University. She is

a professional artist who shares her knowledge and techniques as an art educator and

previously at the Gallery of Modern Art. Her work is internationally sought after and

regularly reviewed. She is a significant prize winner and was most recently received Highly Commended in the prestigious Muswellbrook Art Prize (2015).




2015 - Highly Commended - 43rd Muswellbrook Art Prize for Painting

2014 - Finalist - Caldera Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery/Caldera Art Gallery, Murwillumbah

2010 - Winner - Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe



2017: School’s a Gift group show, Fenton & Fenton Melbourne

2017: Home Away from Home’ The Studio, Sydney

2017 ‘Life/Still’ curated by Amber Creswell Bell – Saint Cloche Paddington Sydney

2016 'Hinterland Hues' Art2Muse Sydney 12 - 25 April 2016

2016 'Ambience Store Project' Ambience Store, Brisbane, curated by Carrie McCarthy

2016 'A Place we Dream of' - Michael Reid Gallery

2015 'Summer Group Show 15', Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne

2015 Fleurt, Saint Cloche, Paddington, curated by Amber Creswell Bell

2015 Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne Australia 

2015 'Terrigal in Bloom' KAB Gallery Terrigal

2015 43rd Muswellbrook Open Art Prize - Highly Commended 

2015 Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne Australia

2015 KAB Gallery group show, Terrigal

2014 Finalist "Caldera Art Prize" - Tweed Regional Gallery/Caldera Art Gallery, Murwillumbah

2014 "Bentley Art Prize" - Bentley

2010 Winner - "Stanthorpe Art Prize" - Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe

2010 Downlands College Art Exhibition - Toowoomba

2010 "Velveteen Dream" - Bleeding Heart Gallery - Brisbane - SOLO

2010 Padua College Art Exhibition - Padua College, Brisbane

2009 "Transit" Graduate Exhibition - Southern Cross University, Lismore

2009 Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba




2009 Bachelor of Visual Arts - Painting Major - Southern Cross University

2011 Graduate Diploma of Education - Southern Cross University - Art Education Major





Martha Stewart Magazine, International

Libelle Magazine, The Netherlands

Vein Magazine, Spain

Cultural Flanerie - Helen McCullagh's Simple Pleasures

Design Sponge: Helen McCullagh

The Jealous Curator - Helen McCullagh

Courier Mail - Art Decor

Michael Reid - A Place We Dream Of

Rebecca Judd Loves - Summer Group Show

Fenton & Fenton

Scenestr of the day

Design Sponge: Helen McCullagh for FLEURT

12,000 Reasons to love flowers

Muswellbrook Art Prize

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