by Pauline McCloy and Rebecca Green
Helen Shaddock (born United Kingdom, 1986) is an artist based in Newcastle whose practice incorporates, video, sound, writing, installation, sculpture and performance.
She completed a MFA with distinction at Newcastle University in 2016 after graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 2008 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art: Sculpture and Environmental Art.
In 2016 she was the recipient of the Hatton Award and was awarded with a Graduate Studio at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle.
Shaddock has gained Arts Council England Grants for the Arts funding for her current project ‘Voices: Within and Without’, in which she is working with other voice hearers, artists, researchers, academics and Mental Health organisations to investigate auditory hallucinations, the experience of hearing voices.
In May 2017 Shaddock returned from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity where she participated in a Spoken Word residency. She recently presented her four-channel audio installation ‘Everything Will Be Alright’ at Cheeseburn, Northumberland. Forthcoming events include ‘A lot can happen in a day’ at TURF Projects, London in July 2017 and a solo exhibition at The Word, South Shields in April 2018.