From tomorrow an exciting exhibition of three dimensional artwork that challenges visitors to rethink events in our shared history is being launched at The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth. ‘A Long Shadow’, by the museum’s artist in residence Helen Snell. The exhibition opens at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard from 15th November and marks the culmination of a three-year tenure by Helen as inaugural artist in residence at The NMRN.
Helen Snell uses laser cutting and digital media to create her work, which includes wall reliefs in paper, large scale steel sculpture and site specific installation, laser cut digitally printed fabrics, 3D printed costume and body sculpture.
“I have felt compelled to look behind the sets, props and costumes of ‘the theatre of war’ and to question the sometimes irreconcilable contradictions that shape the call of duty. The works in this exhibition, and some of the artefacts and images that have inspired them, tell tales of exploration and exploitation, survival and courage, the quest for knowledge in hostile and extreme environments and the burden of guilt.” – Helen Snell
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.