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Helen Snell A Long Shadow
A long shadow
Artist in Residence Helen Snell Exhibition
Helen Snell has launched a colourful new exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to mark the culmination of three years as artist in residence with The National Museum of the Royal Navy.
Using computer technology to design and shape objects with a range of materials, Helen hopes to challenge people’s views about war and conflict.
Held in the Hear My Story gallery at The National Museum of the Royal Portsmouth until 29th January 2017, Helen created artwork specifically with the gallery space in mind.
Lighting plays a huge part in the exhibition, entitled A Long Shadow, with silhouettes of object forming very much part of the artwork itself.
The exhibition features a light cabinet with a steel sculpture of a submariner looking through a periscope, three-dimensional printed costumes and montages of colourful paper pictures.
It also includes the Pop Up Pack Ice installation, which greets visitors at the entrance to the exhibition. Placing an array of paper ships and ice caps on to a black table, this artwork focuses on the dangers of polar exploration.
After the exhibition launched in November, Helen said: “Seeing the final exhibition in situ was thrilling.
“The lighting effects we have managed to achieve add to the sense of drama in such a beautiful gallery. Very happy!”
The exhibition is open daily between 10am and 5pm.
Entry to the exhibition is free with a valid museum ticket. For more information call
023 9272 7582.
Click here for more information on Helen Snell and her work.