nb. An appropriate instruction to be given to automatic closing curtains,
but not to be used to support someone having a hard time!
Helen Shaddock (born United Kingdom, 1986) is an artist based in Newcastle whose practice incorporates video, sound, writing, installation, sculpture and performance. Shaddock uses her personal experience of mental illness to inform the work she makes. She seeks to situate the audience in multi-layered psychological and physical situations.
Shaddock’s most recent project ‘Voices: Within and Without’, was funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, and involved working with other voice hearers, artists, researchers, academics and Mental Health organisations to investigate visual hallucinations and the experience of hearing voices. During the project Shaddock participated in a Spoken Word residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada. It culminated in ‘THEMSELVES HERE TOGETHER’, an audio-visual installation at The Word, South Shields in April 2018. Other recent exhibitions include WHICH WAY NORTH, Great North Museum:Hancock, Newcastle, June – Sept 2018, Lyres of Lemniscate, Drone Ensemble, WORKPLACE FOUNDATION/TUSK Festival, Gateshead, Sept-Oct 2018, and Doing Fine, Marginendeavour, a collaborative exhibition with David Foggo, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle, Oct 2018.
Master of Fine Art, Newcastle University, 2016
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture and Environmental Art , Glasgow School of Art, 2008
Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design), Leeds College of Art & Design, 2005