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Helen Britton



Helen Britton is an Australian artist who lives and works in Munich, where she has developed a formidable reputation as one of the world’s most noted jewellers.

She completed a Master of Fine Arts by research at Curtin University, Western Australia in 1999, which included guest studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich, the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, and San Diego State University in California. In 1999 she returned to Munich to complete  postgraduate study at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 2002 she established her workshop in Munich with David Bielander and Yutaca Minegishi. Her work is held in the National gallery of Australia, in the Pinakothek der Modern, Munich, the Schmuck Museum Pforzheim, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Boston Museum of Fine Art and The Metropolitan Museum, New York, among others. In 2005 Helen was awarded the Herbert Hofmann prize for excellence in contemporary jewellery and in 2006 the state prize of Bavaria for craftsmanship.

In March of 2011 a new catalogue of Helen Britton’s work was launched in Munich by Helen Drutt-English. In 2013 at the invitation of The Neue Sammlung, Munich, an overview of 20 years of Helen Britton's work was shown as a solo exhibition in the Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany. In 2013 Britton was awarded the Förder Preis of the city of Munich, and in 2014 was artist in residence at Villa Bengel in Idar Öbersten. In 2015 Helen Britton was Artist in Residence at Vasse Felix in Western Australia.