Helene Athanasiadis was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1969.
Beginning her career in 1989 as a Fashion Design graduate from RMIT University, Helene worked within various facets of creative fashion that included costume design and photographic styling. In 1999 she took a sudden career change and enrolled in an archaeological degree at La Trobe University graduating in 2006 with a dual honours degree in Archaeology and Art History. Since then she has worked professionally as a technical archaeologist, heritage designer and archival photographer of historic objects and places.
Helene has also been a practicing and exhibiting artist since 2008 working within the mediums of fine art photography and intaglio (photogravure) printmaking. The common thread of her work is woven from archaeological themes and concepts rendered heavily in nostalgic muted & textured tones.
As a heritage designer she works on heritage interpretations that utilise photographic representations and installations of archaeological artefacts and historic themes. This work significantly influences her art practice.
Helene currently divides her time between Melbourne and Castlemaine in Country Victoria.
2019 The Baldessin Story, Group Show, Montselvat, Eltham
2019 Historia, Print Exchange, Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop, Queenscliff
2019 Editions, Group Show, Tacit Gallery, Collingwood
2018 Antipodean Palette, Group Show, Steps Gallery, Cartlon
2018 Works on Paper , The Chapel, Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine Arts Open Festival
2016 Antipodean Palette, Group Show, Steps Gallery, Carlton
2016 Alpha, Solo Exhibition, 69 Smith Street, Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Terrain, Castlemaine Arts Open, Castlemaine
2015 Entourage, Window installation, Mount of Alex Bookshop, Castlemaine State Festival
2014 Land- escapes, Group show, Melbourne City Library, Melbourne
2014 Assemblage II, Open Studio Exhibition 2014 Castlemaine Arts Open Festival
2014 Arise, Solo Exhibition Apple Annie’s Café Gallery, Castlemaine
2013 Assemblage I, Open Studio Exhibition, Studio Launch, Lot 19 Artspace, Castlemaine
2013 A Curiously Antiquarian View of the World, Installation, 2013 Castlemaine State Festival
2010 Wood & Feathers, Pallete entry & display, The Exquisite Palette, St. Luke, Collingwood
2008 Archaic Stratum, Window Installation, Journal Cafe, Melbourne
2006 Bachelor of Arts, Double Hons. Archaeology and Art History
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Fashion Design, RMIT University
Final year elective major: Photography