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Helen Butt
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ARTIST // Helen Butt
YEAR OF BIRTH // 1981–
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN // Born, lives and works in Sydney
WORK TITLE // spycore dot net, 2004
FORMAT/MEDIA // HTML website
URL // http://www.spycore.net
COURTESY/GALLERY // the artist
EXHIBITION LOCATION // ACMI, Networked
CATEGORY // Networked

 ARTIST BIO SUMMARY

Helen Butt (aka Miss Helen – a result of years of verbal abuse in the public school system) has only recently discovered her crafty and arty ability, although her friends say she was showing signs at a young age. She is fond of thick textas, inky pens, fibre arts and photocopying. She has been making zines since she was 15 and was raised on DIY ethics, all-ages punk shows and riotgrrrl. Her zines were always small, due to budgetary constraints and a preference for small things. Now working as a web designer, Miss Helen finds the balance of work and creativity highly rewarding.

 ARTIST STATEMENT

spycore dot net is a personal website showcasing the recent works of Miss Helen, including knitting projects and pattern designs, Flash movies, websites and a gallery of her zines (spanning 1996 to 2004). Her screen design style is influenced by various textile elements, such as gingham, fabric samples and the process of sewing.

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