Esteemed Australian artist Helen Maudsley’s work pursues concepts of power, authority and permission. Her abstracted compositions revel in ambiguity, often poetically titled, waiting to be deciphered by their viewer.
The wife of John Brack, Maudsley is a key figure in Australian modernism. In 2017 she was honoured with a retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria and in 2015, held an exhibition at West Space, Melbourne. She is represented in most public collections across Australia, as well as at the British Museum, London.
In addition to her personal practice, Maudsley is a teacher. She has taught at the Centre for Adult Education since 1968, and contributed to Christie’s Education Programme, University of Western Australia, National Gallery of Australia, and Ian Potter Museum, University of Melbourne.