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Brigit (543x800).jpgName: Brigit Heller

Date of birth: 24.07.1964

Place of birth: Switzerland

Contact Address:  50 Showlers road, Benloch VIC 3435

Contact Phone: 03 5429 2280 / 0432120766

Contact Email:

Art related education

  • Certificate of Art and Design, Auckland Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts
  • Masters of Visual Arts, Monash University
  • Currently employed at the Australian Academy of Design since 2010

Solo shows

August 2016   ‘Between the Light and Darkness’ Stockroom, Kyneton

March 2016    ‘Water and Sky” Manyung Gallery, Malvern

Sept. 2015      “Brigit Heller” Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza

October 2012  “I don’t want to drown” Mars Gallery Melbourne                                  

Nov. 2005        “The Other Side” Icon Museum of Art, Deakin University

March 2005     “Island”, McClelland Sculpture Park, Langwarrin

Aril 2001          “His and Hers”, The Band Hall Gallery, Kyneton

February 2000 “The Graft” an installation on Herring Island, Melbourne

January 2000   “Precieux”, the Bank Hall Gallery, Kyneton

Selected Group Shows

September 2015       “Montsalvat” Arts Festival, Elthham VIC

April 2015                   From Nature, Gasworks Art Park, Melbourne

October 2014              Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University Melbourne

March 2014                 Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Lorne

February  03/2013       Montalto Sculpture Prize, Red Hill VIC

November 2012           Backyard Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ballarat

October 2011/09          Lorne Sculpture Biennale

2011/08/06/05/04        Toorak Village Sculpture Festival, Melbourne

2011/10                       aRtECYCLE Incinerator Arts Complex, Monee Ponds

October 2010              Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

February 2010            Williamstown Arts Festival, Williamstown

February 2007            The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award Werribee Park

October 2003              McClelland Survey&Award, Langwarren VIC

March 2003                “Site Unseen”, Bendigo Art Gallery

2002/01/00                  Fundere Sculpture Prize Yarra Sculptre Space Melbourne

March 2002                 The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park

March 2002/00             The Cental Goldfield Sculpture Award, Maryborough

March 2001                   Sculpture at Seawinds, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula

October 2000                 National Sculpture Exhibition, Gasworks Park Melbourne


2016                                    Nillumbik Art Award, Highly commended and packing room award

2013                                    Second Prize, Toorak Villlage Sculpture Award

2011                                    Lorne Sculpture Biennale, MARS Gallery Prize

2011                                    Moonee Valley aRtECYCLE Award

2009                                    Regional Artist Award Lorne Sculpture Exhibition

2006                                    Winner of the Toorak Place Award

2003                                    Toorak village Sculpture Festival, Highly commended

2002                                    Winner of the world sculpture news prize

2001                                    The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award,

Highly Commended and winner of popular choice award

2000                                    Certificate of Merit, Inaugural Cleveland Exhibition, Lancefield

2000                                    Central Goldfields Sculpture Awards 2000, Highly Commended

1998                                    National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award

1998                                    Andor Mesaros Sculpture Prize, Highly commended


2015                                     Marchese Family, Camberfield VIC

2013                                    “Sister City Concept”, New Library Project, Bendigo

2012                                    “Outrospective” City of Ballarat

2010                                    Twigs on Main,Romsey

2008                                    “Habitad” Spaces Design Group, Armadale

2005                                    “Poles Apart” Deakin University, Burwood Hwy

2004                                    “The Guardian” Wyndham City Council

2003                                    “Sculpture by the Creek” Vic Health and Mt. Alexander Shire

2001                                    “..and kingdom come” Parks and Wildlife, Tasmania

2000                                      FHA Image Design, Melbourne

2000                                    “Wattle Gully reborn” Parks Victoria, Castlemain

1999                                    “a plain tree” G.&C. Carpenter, Richmond


2012                                    Australian Art Revew, “I don’t want to drown”

2011                                    “Lorne Sculpture 2011” Art in Geelong

2011                                    “aRtECYCLE” Monee Valley Weekly

2009                                    Sculpture Coast, Lorne Sculpture Exhibition, Ian Macrae

2007                                    “Numbered among the talented, The Herald Sun, Harbant Gill

2006                                    “The Guardians” Wyndham Arts Magazine

2005                                    “Responses to the environment” essay by Ken Scarlett

2005                                    “The Island” Exhibition Catalogue by Penny Teale

2004                                    “Work of the week” The Age by Victor Gurvich

2003                                    McClelland Survey Award, The Age by Robert Nelson

2003                                    McClelland Survey Award, Herald Sun

2002                                    “Rebirth of Sculpture in Australia, Art+Australia, Louise Martin-Chew

2002                                    “Sculptures fit for a Mansion”, The Age by Robert Nelson

2001                                    Central Goldfield Sculpture Exhibition Catalogue, Robert Nelson

2000                                    “Sculpture Show at Gasworks” The Age by Megan Blackhouse

Public Presentations/Workshops

2016                               ‘Phoenix arts project’ Fire recovery program, Lancefield

2015                                Montsalvat, Arts Festival, on creativity

2015                                Megafauna-Festival, Lancefield

2015                                Beeac – Window Space

2004                                AG Ideas, Design conference Melbourne “ideasondesign”