Sue Helmot is a Melbourne born artist who has lived in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia since 2008.  Living a pared back country lifestyle in the remote town of Carnarvon affords Sue time to focus on her practice as a landscape painter.  Sue’s intrigue with landscapes that surround her home is the main inspiration for her work.

Sue describes her art making process as a gentle journey.  It begins with spending time peacefully immersed in the landscape observing what’s going on within it and painting en plein air. Once back in the studio, colour studies and sketches made on location meld with Sue’s memories to form ideas for new works.  Sue loves colour and paints in oils appreciating their beautiful pigments and buttery texture.

Sue collaborated with the Gascoyne Food Council as their Artist in Residence during 2018 and 2019.  This work culminated her first sell-out solo exhibition From The Source: A Landscape of Food in 2018 and second successful solo exhibition Frontier of Food in 2019.

In 2019 an exhibition of Sue Helmot’s works was featured on the digital tower at Yagan Square in the CBD of Perth.

Sue Helmot’s Artist CV is listed below.

* Please note when searching Sue Helmot’s work online that her name is sometimes misspelt as Sue Helmet
  • Sue Helmot Artist painting in the rangelands of the Gascoyne region of Western Australia where she is based


Sue Helmot

Born in Melbourne.  Relocated to Carnarvon, Western Australia in 2008.  Works fulltime as a practicing artist.


1984    Bachelor Arts Degree, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne

1981    Diploma Art and Design, Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Melbourne

Solo Exhibitions

2019     Gascoyne Landscapes, Yagan Square Digital Tower, City of Perth

2019     Frontier of Food, Carnarvon Regional Gallery

2018     From The Source: A Landscape of Food, Carnarvon Regional Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019     York Art Awards, York, Western Australia

2019     Kondinin Acquisitive Prize, Kondinin, Western Australia

2018     Fifty Square, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2016     Shark Bay Art Awards, Rose Freycinet Gallery

2014     Gascoyne Art Awards, Carnarvon Regional Gallery

2014     Shark Bay Art Awards, Rose Freycinet Gallery

2013     Inaugural Exhibition, Carnarvon Regional Gallery

2012     Shark Bay Art Awards, Rose Freycinet Gallery

2010     Art Show, Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage Cultural Centre


2019     Gascoyne Food Council, WA

2018     Gascoyne Food Council, WA

Press and Publications

2019     ABC Breakfast Radio interview with Vanessa Mills, 06/08/2019

2019     ABC National Rural News feature story, 6/08/2019

2019     ABC Mornings Radio interview with Michelle Stanley, August 2019

2019     Front cover and feature story in Ripe Magazine, September issue

2019     Feature story in Carnarvon and Coral Coast Destination Guide

Private Collections – Netherlands, Ireland, Australia

Lead Artist Selected Projects

2020    Propel Youth Arts and State Library of WA Sketchbook project

2019    Creative Grid Project, Regional Arts WA

2012    State Library WA Better Beginnings Vietnamese Literacy Project

2009    Curator – Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage Cultural Centre