Norfolk Street Arts is pleased to be presenting the work of artist, Helen Schell.
We set up our organisation with the core mission to promote local and regional artists, giving them opportunities to show their cultural practices in the city in which they work and live.
In our next exhibition, we will be collaborating with Helen Schell and Art Matters Now to produce our first-ever virtual exhibition, expanding our work into new frontiers. It is only fitting that our organisation explores a new frontier with Helen Schell’s practice which explores art, science and space.
The exhibition runs from July 15th to August 15th 2020 by appointment only, in line with recent government lockdown rules. Opening times can be found on our website.
Moon-shot: Woman on the Moon
‘The Human Spaceship – I believe art and science must collaborate for humanity to fully understand that we live in a space-faring society and are witnessing the most astounding change in "being-human" through space exploration in the 21st century.’
NASA recently announced they are sending the first woman to the Moon in 2024. Helen Schell predicted this mission through her project ‘Moon-shot: Woman on the Moon’, which was begun in 2011. In 2019, her space-themed artwork won the Sir Arthur C Clarke Award for Outreach for her contribution to space exploration.
The artworks on show include paintings, drawings and a Smart Materials costume which employ multiple optical illusions expressing altered gravity conditions. To develop ‘The Human Spaceship’ art project she met lead scientists from NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program at Johnson Space Center (Artemis Mission), Rice Space Institute, and Lunar & Planetary Institute in Houston, USA 2019.
Further artworks can be seen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PNsTyCpmh4
With thanks to Arts Council England
More information on Helen Schell: https://thenewbridgeproject.com/portfolio/helen-schell/
Norfolk Street Arts CIC is a curatorial/artist-led community Interest company supporting the development of artists and curators through facilitating spaces and mentoring.
More information: https://www.norfolkstreetarts.com/
The virtual tour was created by Art Matters Now.
More information: http://artmattersnow.org.uk/
This project has been made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Credits: Helen Schell (Artist), Norfolk Street Arts CIC , Art Matters Now, Arts Council England, The National Lottery Heritage Fund