Biography

Getting close and Personal. Each night I would have the same dream, I was four years old, lying awake, afraid to fall asleep, afraid to enter that inevitable landscape.  The ground surface was uniformly smooth, formed of dense iron plates extending to a featureless horizon line.  Roaring from this iron ground and billowing all around me were huge columns of flame, the sky low and dull with black smoke.  I knew I must escape but each time that I began to run a massive caisson of steel would crash to the ground and encircle me – I looked up at…

Practice

Nigel Helyer (a.k.a. Dr Sonique) is an Australian based Sculptor and Sound Artist with an international reputation for his large-scale sonic installations, environmental sculpture works and new media projects. His practice is actively inter-disciplinary linking creative practice with scientific research and development.  Recent activities include; the development of a ‘Virtual Audio Reality’ system in collaboration with Lake Technology (Sydney) and the ongoing ‘AudioNomad’ research project in location sensitive Environmental Audio at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He is an honorary faculty member in Architectural Acoustics at the University of Sydney and…

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Latest Project
  • The Past is our Future; The Future is our Past.
    The Past is our Future; The Future is our Past.

    The exhibition The Past is our Future; The Future is our Past is the outcome of an Artist in Residence with the Broken Hill City Art Gallery undertaken during 2021 and 2022 (with several interruptions by Covid19). The project builds on my longstanding relationship with the mining boom town and its l…

Text
  • Bed-time reading
    Bed-time reading

      Editions Sonique invites you to download a series of texts that have been sized for mobile devices. Some of these are published as hardback books and many are available as epubs (on Apple books) or as larger Pdf files on the Internet Archive.  AlphaBravoCharlie and The Deluge Ark(ive) are als…

Blog
  • A Specialist Mentoring Opportunity.
    A Specialist Mentoring Opportunity.

    The Offer. A Specialist Mentoring Opportunity – Sound-Art, Acoustic Ecology, and Art and the Environment. For the coming year I shall be offering a mentorship programme in the areas of Sound-Art, Acoustic Ecology, and Art and the Environment. I hope to provide a weekly one hour online session…