The Journey to the Podium project, funded by the Team Essex Ambassadors' Award scheme, was a collaboration between artists and the county’s most promising athletes. From 2009 to 2012, artists were commissioned by Essex County Council to follow an Essex athlete in their mission to excel in their sport and compete at the London 2012 Games. The artists produced work that reflected the personality of their chosen athlete and the essence of the sport they persue. Artist and athlete also worked as a team to engage schools through educational workshops aimed at promoting the link between sports and the arts.

It's Not What You See It's How You Feel.

Bullets, paper and card. 2010.

A collaboration between Helen Morse Palmer and James Huckle, the Great British Men's Rifle Shooting champion.'It's Not What You See, It's How You Feel' are the words used by James to describe the moment his finger pulls the trigger. The message has been shot out by James with the bullets operating as braille.




The collection. 2010.

Helen asked James to visualise his accuracy by shooting 7 bullets through the eye of 7 needles at a distance of 10m. James shot each needle first time, every time.