Helen Marshall – Visual Artist

The People’s Picture – A project by award winning artist Helen Marshall. Marshall’s practice is rooted in photography and socially engaged practice. The People’s Picture combines thousands of photographs to tell a story, commemorate an important occasion or bring attention to important social issues. You can find out more about her previous body of work, education and exhibitions at helenmarshall.co.uk.

Each photo mosaic is assembled from thousands of photos yet every single one tells a story. In 2006 The Big Picture broke the world record for the largest photo mosaic in the world. Clients include BBC TelevisionTate BritainCanary Wharf Group and The Photographers’ Gallery. The People’s Picture projects have been featured in the national news and are held in private and public collections in a diverse range of locations including cathedrals, museums, airports and on the street.

Marshall is an image maker and a storyteller. She has a track record in photography, design and collaborative practice. Her work is made for an audience at large, often outside the gallery or institutional art space. Realised in the public realm, the work has a performative relationship with photography. By engaging people as the primary producers and contributors of the work the art takes on a new identity.  Popular icons and faces are featured as the emblems of our time. Commissions include queens, footballers, soliders, and the average person on the street.

SELECTED COMMISSIONS & RESIDENCIES

2017 THE FACE OF STOKE ON TRENT – Stoke on Trent City Council, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

2017 MARK ZUCKERBERG – Financial Times Life & Arts, London, United Kingdom

2016 JUBILEE PARK – Canary Wharf Group, London, United Kingdom

2016 REMEMBRANCE ARTWORK – National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

2016 EYE ON THE ROAD – Southwark Council, London, United Kingdom

2014 THE FACE OF WW1 – BBC Television British Broadcasting Corporation, London, United Kingdom

2012 THE PEOPLES MONARCH – BBC Television British Broadcasting Corporation, United Kingdom

2011 HOME SWEET CARY – Cary Visual Art, North Carolina, USA

 

PRESS

BBC NEWS – FACE OF STOKE-ON-TRENT 2017

DAILY TELEGRAPH – NMA – 2016

BBC REGIONAL NEWS – NMA – 2016

BBC NATIONAL NEWS – THE FACE OF WORLD WAR ONE – 2014

BBC WORLD SERVICE – THE FACE OF WORLD WAR ONE – 2014

DAILY MAIL – THE PEOPLE’S MONARCH – 2013

BBC REGIONAL NEWS – THE PEOPLE’S MONARCH – 2013

EVENING STANDARD – THE PEOPLE’S MONARCH – 2013

METRO – THE PEOPLE’S MONARCH – 2013

DAILY MIRROR – THE PEOPLE’S MONARCH – 2012

CNN News – THE BIG PICTURE – 2010

TIMES, LIFE & ARTS – THE BIG PICTURE – 2008

REUTERS PICTURES – THE BIG PICTURE – 2008

THE SUN – THE BIG PICTURE – 2008

TODAY PROGRAMME – GAO BROTHERS & HELEN MARSHALL – 2004

NIKON JAPAN – NPCI – 2003

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 NIGHTFALL – DG2017, 10th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival, Alys Beach, Florida, USA

2016 DRIVE THRU Q PARK, Level -3– Cavendish Square, London, United Kingdom

2016 PROJECT TOBONG TOURING – Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, United Kingdom

2015 PROJECT TOBONG – Open 1, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom

2014 PROJECT TOBONG – Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, Malaysia

2013 PROJECT TOBONG – Delhi Photo Festival, India

2012 THE PEOPLES MONARCH TOURING – Gatwick Airport,Television British Broadcasting Corporation, Turner Contemporary, Towner Gallery, Rochester Cathedral, United Kingdom

2007 Lu Feifei & Helen Marshall – Gao Brothers Art Center, Beijing, China

2008 IN FOCUS, WHAT HAUNTS YOU? – The Photographers’ Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2008 SINCE – Gao Brothers Art Center, Beijing, China

2003 I AM A CURATOR – Perr Huttner, Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2002 NIKON Grand Prize Winner NPCI – Hong Kong – China Tour

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