Copyright 2019. Helen Sharkey.
Helen Sharkey is a practicing visual artist and an independent socio-cultural academic researcher whose current
research is focused on pop-up arts programmes centred in non-traditional public spaces. She utilises informal education
workshop models with an emphasis on the disruptor arts approach in order to make contact with and include 'others' in
participatory arts workshops. Currently she manages and facilitates public arts/craft workshops at St. George's Market,
Belfast, most Fridays, 10 am - 2pm, from 2015-present as part of her research into arts production.
Helen also creates in mixed media as well as the traditional mediums of cast metals, wood, clay, plaster, plastics, canvas
and paint, collage, drawing, print-making and dry needle felting textiles and sculptures. Over the decades, Helen has
managed and facilitated many statutory, community and voluntary-arts/ crafts workshops in N. Ireland and at European
festivals, fairs and at retail locations.
Helen is a professionally trained visual artist and researcher who has had many group and solo arts exhibitions in the UK,
Ireland, Europe, Australia, USA and Japan and is currently the owner of the Strangford Lough Gallery at St. George's Market
in Belfast, open to the public every Friday (9am-3pm), Saturday (9am-3pm) and Sunday (10am-4pm) on E.Bridge Street.
She works regularly on art research and can be contaced on Tel: (44) 07909978426 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org