About Helchild

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BIO: HELCHILD

Comedian & Poet, MC/producer of CHAOS CLUB Alternative/Punk comedy night.

Helchild aka Helen Child, is a multi-talented, Perth-based comedian, comic poet and visual artist, who’s work is witty, black, imaginative and anarchic. She also has an uncanny gift for mimicry and an ability to transform herself in a way that few comedians can match.

Helchild has been writing and performing as a headline act in Perth for 17 years. She has conducted comic poetry workshops and starred in five of her own comedy shows, including “Pirates and Sex Dolls in Outer Space” for the Wild West Comedy Festival 2012, and “Rebels & Rogues” for the Perth Poetry Festival 2013.

Helen mcd her own monthly alternative /Punk comedy night, CHAOS CLUB at the Rosemount Hotel’s 459 bar in 2013. This event is now triannual and increasingly experimental. She is completing her first book of illustrated poems.

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Her comedy characters include Baloney Abbott, Pauline Hanson, notorious Elizabethan poet/playwrite Christopher Marlowe, depraved pirate Captain Helchild, Dolly the Sex Doll – sex doll right activist, Aquilla-the farting feminist, Traja Dee – the drag queen from Hell, Helvis the Pelvis, Wacko Jacko and Hellgranny.

HelChild’s work is satirical and political, with no sacred cows. She currently performs at Perth protest marches and activist fundraisers.

Helen writes all her own material, designs her own props and costumes and laughs at all her own jokes

She has headlined at major WA festivals, Eastern States festivals and gigs, including the Rhino Room comedy lounge in Adelaide, Melbourne CTV “Noise TV”, Fremantle Festival, Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival, The Adelaide Feast Festival, The WA Poetry Festival, Albany Sprung Writers Festival, Artrage and more! She has conducted workshops at the Peter Cowan Writers Centre.

Her CD “Poetry From Hel” (under Helen Child) is available in alternative record stores in Perth.

Check out her performances on Youtube, by looking up Helchild & Helen Child

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Baloney Abbott on Facebook

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helchild@live.com.au

VISUAL ART BIO

Helen Child is a multi-talented artist, born in Perth Western Australia who graduated from the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, in Toowoomba QLD, in 1989, majoring in fine art and minoring in theatre.

She worked and exhibited successfully for several years as a sculptor in Brisbane and Perth, selling work to private collections, before a crippling illness caused creative change to writing and performing.

Helen designs her own props, costumes, make-up and illustrates her own poetry and comedy zines.
Now with improving health , Helen has returned to sculpting and exhibiting her art, combining it with her performance career and achieving international exposure in the international gallery website PRZM, for their Dream Big competition.

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS:

-“Old Ladies, Men and Art Critics”. With Nicole Cameron at Toowoomba Town Hall Gallery 1990

-“In The Raw” with Nicole Cameron and Edwina Bartlem, Brutal Art Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, 1991

-Brisbane Pride Art Exhibition, Options Night Club, Brisbane, 1991

-“Can of Worms” solo Exhibition, Bridge gallery 1993

-Artrage Festival Club and exhibitions 1993-96

-Station Café Art Space with Maria Cidera 1997

-“Portal To The Chicken Dimension” with Farida Iqbal, Barracuda Gallery, 2014

-“Mayhem in May”with Farida Iqbal, Leederville YMCA, 2015