MassIsolation FORMAT | 2021

Inspired by the 1937 Mass Observation project FORMAT invited people to join in the @massisolationFORMAT project, a visual record of the Covid 19 crisis on Instagram. This mass-participation project has received over 38,000 photo submissions from 90+ countries, sharing people’s experiences living through a pandemic. These images came from a wide range of people – photographers, professionals, amateurs, members of the public – and will all come together as a large scale photo mosaic to commemorate this moment in history, and celebrate our collective emergence into the ‘new normal’ at QUAD and Derby Museum and Art Gallery as part of the FORMAT21 exhibit.

Our Story: Portraits of Change | 2020

Our Story: Portraits of Change is an interactive photo mosaic and art installation depicting a portrait of suffragist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. The artwork commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote in the United States. From August 24-28, a 25 ft by 40 ft (1,000 square feet) installation of the photo mosaic was on display at Union Station in Washington, DC.

Rainbows for the NHS | 2020

‘Rainbows for the NHS’ is a giant interactive ‘mosaic of hope’, made up of thousands of pictures and stories, submitted to the People’s Picture during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can explore the mosaic and the many lives of the NHS, key workers, carers and people from across the country. The People’s Picture launched the project at London Piccadilly Lights on Monday 22 June 2020 and called out for people to submit their pictures and stories.

The People's Moon | 2019

‘The People’s Moon’ is a global project that unites humanity through the 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Artwork locations include London PiccadillyTimes Square New York, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Project Tobong | 2016

Project Tobong was a collaboration between Marshall and Indonesian artist Risang Yuwono. It was a research and development art project with the Ketoprak Tobong Kelana Bakti Budaya, one of the last remaining theatre troupes in Yogyakarta, Java. The project was supported by Arts Council England, British Council, Gasworks, Open Eye Gallery, Horniman Museum & Gardens. Project website…

The Face of Suffrage | 2018

The ‘Face of Suffrage’ artwork, a floor-based, 200 metre-square photo mosaic, is made up of more than 3,700 images of females from across the West Midlands and beyond. When viewed from above, it shows Hilda Burkitt, a leading face from the suffrage movement in the West Midlands. The portrait is made up of a combination of historical pictures of women involved in the suffragette movement from the West Midlands in the early 1900s and of females today using photographs submitted by the public be part of the commemoration. A project by The People’s Picture, co-produced by GRAIN, with the support of Network Rail, Arts Council England, CrossCountry Rail and Heritage Lottery Fund made possible by National lottery players.

The People’s Picture | 2016

The People’s Picture is a stand-alone platform for Marshall’s photo design work and commercial commissions. Recent commissions include West Ham United, Canary Wharf Group and The National Memorial Arboretum. The People’s Picture combines thousands of photographs to tell a story, commemorate an important occasion or bring attention to important social issues. Please explore the projects more here

Nightfall | Digital Graffiti Festival | 2017 

‘Nightfall’ is a digital & analogue moving image work. Digital Graffiti is an annual projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the white walls of Alys Beach, Florida, USA. Read more here

Toi et Moi | London & Beijing | 2007

A collaboration with Lu Feifei an artist and writer living and working in Beijing. The resulting work is a series of photographs shot on location consecutively in London and Beijing Read More

MISSMAO | Gao Brothers | London 2006

Miss Mao was a group exhibition curated by Helen Marshall, Fei Fei Lu & David Goldenberg. It took place in 2006 and celebrated the inauguration and opening of Helen’s House with a unique and diverse international collaboration.  Read More

Helen Marshall is an award winning visual artist based in London, United Kingdom. Her practice is rooted in photography, storytelling and new technology, often situated outside the gallery or museum.

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