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Helen Wells Multimedia Artist

I am a multimedia artist layering hand drawn animation, film, text, soundscape and performance to create work that has both personal significance and a connection to society and earth in which we live.

My work often starts with something that disturbs me: my ageing body, experiences of isolation, changing abilities, the earth and the environment.

I love to take that disturbance as a starting point and then read and research, follow what interests me, make drawings and animations, film and slowly let the piece of work emerge. 

Sometimes words come and a performance develops.


Sometimes I work alone and sometimes have great pleasure in working in groups where new and unexpected things emerge and new skills are learnt.

2015-2019 I worked with Creative Working Lives creating a project each year giving voice to experiences of change in society.

In 2021 I launched Before I Go Theatre Company which creates new work on themes of environmental and social justice and celebrates an ageless theatre.



Open University BA Hons First Class


Post Graduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy University of Hertfordshire

2003-2008 Post graduate Diploma in Process Oriented Psychology

2007 Film Making Cinema City/ Norwich Arts Centre

2015 London Film School Directing Summer School

2019 Directors Masterclass Cinema City Norwich


2019 BLOC LAB residency Lowestoft

2020 Wild Wander with Glass House Dance

Exhibitions, Performance, Theatre 

2023       Total Ensemble Project, Gorleston

                  My Name Means Light, Yare Gallery Great Yarmouth

                  RSC Julius Ceasar

                  The Welkin, Sewell Barn Theatre

                  Sounding the Elements Film with Anam Cora

                  The Mysteries Norwich Arts Centre


                  Creative Community St. Stephens

                  Sensitive Indicator

                  North Star

2022        Shakespeare Nation Henry VI: Rebellion RSC Stratford on Avon

                  Carnival of Errors Stage 2 Norwich Theatre

                  Rights of the River , Wensum Park, Norwich

                  The Welkin, Sewell Barn Theatre

                  Inside Outside, St. Stephens Church Norwich

                  Prima Donna Festival with Glass House Dance

                  Shouting Into the Void, Theatre Royal Long Bar

2021          Celebrating Nature Norwich Fringe Arts Festival
                   Celebrating Nature 2 Transitions, Undercroft, Norwich

                   Well of Deep Waters, St. Margarets Church, Norwich
                   After the Storm, St. Stephens Church, Norwich
                   Rebel Rabble with Limbik Theatre
                   Performance:Too Much To Say Before I Go
                   Garage Theatre, Norwich


Sky and Bones, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich


Coasting, Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth


Creative Working Lives Reimagine, St. Margarets Church of Art Norwich


Dying Back and New Shoots, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich


Ecstacy, Lower Green, Norwich


H20 Undercroft Gallery Norwich

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