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 the society and universe 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.

Since 2015 I have been working with Creative Working Lives creating a project each year giving voice to experiences of change in society.

Education 

1983-91

Open University BA Hons First Class

1993-94

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

Residencies

2019

BLOC LAB residency Lowestoft

Exhibitions 

Solo

2020

Sky and Bones, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich

2019

Coasting, Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth

Group

2019

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

2019

Dying Back and New Shoots, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich

2018

Ecstacy, Lower Green, Norwich

2018

H20 Undercroft Gallery Norwich

Contact Me

07803608274