Roslyn Helper

Roslyn Helper is an artist, curator and writer, and current Director of the Sydney-based experimental arts organisation Underbelly Arts. Having completed a BA (media and communications) at the University of Sydney, and an MA (Arts Politics) at Tisch School of the Arts New York University, Roslyn is still interested in trying to answer the question, How are our lives constructed? In her search for clues, Roslyn frequently turns to the online systems and mediated communication platforms that play a ubiquitous but significant role in shaping our everyday lives. She has presented performance works for the 15th Sydney Biennale Public Program, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney Festival, Performance Space and Firstdraft as well as at independent spaces and organisations around Australia. She has chaired and participated in public panels championing emerging and experimental artists and contemporary artforms for SAMAG, Women in the Arts, Vivid Ideas, Critical Path, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Sydney Festival. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, The Lifted Brow, Art Almanac, Concrete Playground, Two Thousand, Time Out and RealTime.