Helen Snell
 

Artist in residence at the Observatory, Buckler's Hard 

January -  February 2017.

 

Please click on main images (left) to start  each of the seven slide shows.

 

Sepia seaweed Anna
Sepia seaweed Anna

Anna seaweed BW
Anna seaweed BW

Anna Seaweed Night
Anna Seaweed Night

Sepia seaweed Anna
Sepia seaweed Anna

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Spirit of Ecstasy Goggles
Spirit of Ecstasy Goggles

Shipwrights' workshop
Shipwrights' workshop

Parachute Goggles
Parachute Goggles

Spirit of Ecstasy Goggles
Spirit of Ecstasy Goggles

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Bird Hide
Bird Hide

Bird Hide
Bird Hide

Bird Hide
Bird Hide

Bird Hide
Bird Hide

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Lids
Lids

Lids
Lids

DAY 1  frosty walk along the riiver
DAY 1 frosty walk along the riiver

Got up bright and early to make the most of the golden light and hard frost. I walked along the beautiful river to orientate myself a bit more. I slipped on some ice and broke my reading glasses that were in my pocket. The irony was not lost on me, as in preparation for the residency I have made a series of blank templates for spectacles! In the afternoon I laid out my kit in the Observatory and tried to mend my glasses with superglue and tape.

Lids
Lids

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DAY 5 Visors and indicators Beaulieu Motor Museum.jpg
DAY 5 Visors and indicators Beaulieu Motor Museum.jpg

DAY 12 National Motor Museum Archive
DAY 12 National Motor Museum Archive

I had a great day in the archives at the National Motor Museum with curator Richard Noyce who has special responsibility for the Caravan Club collection. He showed me some amazing early photos of the first caravans. I was fascinated by the strange hybridisation of the genteel English middle class culture and Romany culture. There are interesting correlations with The Observatory. I especially loved these photos of Bertram Hutchings who made bespoke caravans in Winchester in the 1920s and 1930s.

DAY 5 Beaulieu Motor Museum, round wind screen edit.jpg
DAY 5 Beaulieu Motor Museum, round wind screen edit.jpg

DAY 5 Visors and indicators Beaulieu Motor Museum.jpg
DAY 5 Visors and indicators Beaulieu Motor Museum.jpg

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ANNA best 1 edit.jpg
ANNA best 1 edit.jpg

DAY 18 helen red reeds 2 edit.jpg
DAY 18 helen red reeds 2 edit.jpg

Helen portrait edit.jpg
Helen portrait edit.jpg

ANNA best 1 edit.jpg
ANNA best 1 edit.jpg

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Caroline 1web.jpg
Caroline 1web.jpg

Caroline 10BWa.jpg
Caroline 10BWa.jpg

Caroline 5 web2.jpg
Caroline 5 web2.jpg

Caroline 1web.jpg
Caroline 1web.jpg

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