Helvi Apted

Helvi Apted, Jacket of Arms, 2022, found garments, foam, thread, screen printed cotton and interfacing, acrylic paint, dimensions approx. 93 x 80 x 37cm, The Stables, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Photo Tobias Titz.

Helvi Apted works across sculpture, installation, print and video, with textiles located at the centre of her practice. Helvi’s work examines vulnerability, the politics of care, absurdity and expressions of identity. Her current project is about the ‘Coat of Arms’ as a way to explore nostalgia and interactions between national and personal identities.


Helvi Apted has exhibited in Melbourne artist run spaces including Blindside, Trocadero, Brunswick Art Space, commercial gallery space e.g.etal, and the George Paton Gallery. Helvi has created street interventions in Glimpse Gallery, and other public spaces, and her work has been included in community art shows. Helvi is currently undertaking a Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts.