10 May 2018 | 4-7PM | The Word, National Centre for Written Word | South Shields

Join artist Helen Shaddock for the preview of her latest installation: THEMSELVES HERE TOGETHER.

This exhibition is the culmination of a project funded by the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts in which Shaddock has worked with other voice hearers, artists, researchers, academics and Mental Health organisations to investigate visual and auditory hallucinations. THEMSELVES HERE TOGETHER previews at The Word (National Centre for Written Word) on Thursday 10 May from 4-7PM, and will feature a one-off performance by Sarah Grundy. All welcome.

THEMSELVES HERE TOGETHER runs from 13 May to 21 June. The opening times are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 4PM-6.30PM
  • Sunday: 1PM-4PM


About the artist:

Helen Shaddock 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. In April 2017, Shaddock participated in a Spoken Word residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada. In July 2017, she hosted a performance event ‘A lot can happen in a day’ at TURF Projects, London. Recent exhibitions include REALITY CHECK, The NewBridge Project:Gateshead, in October 2017 and Bittersweet, Assembly House, Leeds in March 2018. Shaddock is a member of The Drone Ensemble, an experimental sound group that uses handmade acoustic instruments to emit vast, deep, sonorous drones. 

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