‘Everything Will Be Alright’ is a new soundwork by Helen Shaddock installed within the Stables Project Space at Cheeseburn during our May open weekends.
Helen 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 and was the beneficiary of the Hatton Award and Graduate Studio at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle. She recently produced ‘A lot can happen in 15 minutes’, a four-colour risograph text published in collaboration with the independent publishing house UnstapledPress. In April 2017 Shaddock participated in the Spoken Word program at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada. As the recipient of a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England, Shaddock is working with other voice hearers, artists, researchers, academics and Mental Health organisations to gain a wider knowledge of the experience of hearing voices. The resulting body of work investigating auditory hallucinations will be exhibited at The Word, South Shields in April 2018.