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Artist Works

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    Dorothy Helyer

    DH Sounding #3

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    Dorothy Helyer

    DH Treasure Piece #12

Artist Biography



Dorothy Helyer was born in London, England but since the age of eight has lived in New Zealand. She has always drawn and painted since childhood. Music too has played a very important role in her life. After initially completing a B.A. in Anthropology from University of Otago, Dunedin, she taught for some years before embarking on a Fine Arts degree at University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts in Christchurch in 1995. She completed her BFA, BFA (Hons) and finally in 2001 received her MFA (Painting) with distinction. Since then she has been a full time artist living in Christchurch, New Zealand where she works and she has exhibited nationally and internationally.


Artist Exhibitions

  • 17th Apr 2018 - 5th May 2018: Catherine Manchester – View as, and Dorothy Helyer – Soundings

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