Nigel Helyer is an independent sculptor and sound-artist. He is the director of a small multi-disciplinary team “Sonic Objects; Sonic Architecture” with an international reputation for large scale sound-sculpture installations, museum interactives and new media projects.
Nigel Helyer is an Australian sculptor and sound-artist who received a BA Hon’s in Sculpture from the Liverpool College of Art, UK in 1974, a MARCA in Environmental Media from The Royal College of Art, London, UK in 1979 and his Doctorate from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1997. In the decade prior to his participation in the 2002 Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP), he developed a cross-disciplinary practice which brought together previously discreet conceptual and methodological practices. This saw him develop work which synthesised sculpture with architectural & environmental sites and combine performed soundscapes (textual, musical or electronic) with public radio broadcast and other new-media formats. Helyer has exhibited widely and been the recipient of several grants and fellowships. For instance in 2002 he undertook a research fellowship at the SymbioticA bio-technology research lab at the University of Western Australia, and in 2004 he was Artist in Residence at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Villigen, Switzerland. Helyer was a founder and commissioner of the “SoundCulture” festival organisation and has been an honorary faculty member in Architectural Acoustics at the University of Sydney for several years.
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