Helen Shaddock is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her practice incorporates, video, sound, writing, installation, sculpture and performance. Shaddock uses her personal experience of mental illness to inform the work she makes.
Her work is regularly exhibited in solo & group exhibitions & is contained in a variety of public collections. She has a number of public artworks, has been commissioned to produce site specific work & has taken part in national & international residencies.
Shaddock has gained funding from a number of public and private bodies, most recently an Arts Council England Grants for the Arts award for her project ‘Voices: Within and Without’. This involved working with other voice hearers, artists, researchers, academics and Mental Health organisations to investigate auditory hallucinations, the experience of hearing voices.
Her collection of short texts, A lot can happen in fifteen minutes, was published by the independent publishing House UnStapled Press in September 2016. In October 2017 she self published Portion Control as part of REALITY CHECK, a group exhibition at The NewBridge Project : Gateshead.
Alongside her collection of diary drawings, Helen is currently writing her memoir. Her website features an archive of past and present projects, and she writes about her practice, exhibitions and other aspects of culture on her blog.