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Moon Shot: First Woman on the Moon

Helen Schell

Photo © Colin Davison

18 September – 5 October, 2013.

Blandford Square

Globe Gallery exhibited local artist Helen Schell’s series of artworks, ‘Moon-shot: First Woman on the Moon,’ which explore the notion of the human colonisation of space and the Moon and examine the myths, quasi-facts and Moon hoax stories that exist around space exploration. Schell works in various media, and for this series worked in pen, acrylic and even iridescent paint to add an astro effect to her work. The series included imaginary Moon rockets, lunar space stations, and evocative images of the Moon. Smaller works on paper included lunar habitats, the phases of the Moon, and what purports to be ‘Moon rocks’.

Globe hosted a mid-exhibition event, where there was an opportunity to win one of Schell’s unique moon rock sculptures.

Artist Statement

Helen Schell is a STEM Ambassador and Space Ambassador for ESERO-UK and was named Astro-Artist of the Month in September by Astronomers Without Borders.

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Photo © Colin Davison

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