Copyright 2019. Helen Sharkey.
Helen Sharkey is a professional visual artist and an independent socio-cultural academic researcher whose current arts
research is focused on pop-up visual arts programmes located in non-traditional public spaces. She offers informal arts
education for 'others' with her real time, live arts/craft workshops and demonstrations at St. George's Market (Belfast)
at "Strangford Lough Gallery" on Fridays and some Saturday and Sundays from 10 am-2pm, in Belfast City, N. Ireland, UK.
She has been doing these arts demonstrations from 2013 as "real time" research into expanding arts access & production.
Helen creates in mixed media and the sculptural mediums of cast metals. She also specializes in textile art (dry felting),
painting & collage, drawing, print-making and dry felted high-relief sculptures. Over the decades, Helen has managed and
facilitated statutory, community and voluntary-arts and crafts workshops all over N. Ireland, USA and at UK & ROI festivals.
She has exhibited her art in the workshops she facilitates at fairs and in retail locations in N. Ireland and Rep.of Ireland.
Helen has had many group and solo arts exhibitions in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, USA and Japan and is currently the
owner of 'Strangford Lough Gallery' at St. George's Market in Belfast,N. Ireland, open to the public every Friday (9am-3pm),
Saturday (9am-3pm) and Sunday (10am-4pm) nearest to the East Bridge Street entrances. She works regularly on art
research and can be contacted on Tel: (44) 0790997-8426 or Email: email@example.com or visit her at St. George's!