Copyright 2019. Helen Sharkey.
ABOUT/ SOCIO-CULTURAL RESEARCH.
CURRENT RERSEARCH PROJECTS.
"St. George's does Disruptor Art/ Pop-up Public Participation at Strangford Lough Gallery". NMTF and BCC partnership. Working with 'other' publics in participation and production of Pop-Up arts. Felting Workshops. 10am-2pm, on most Fridays.
"NMTF Specialist Annual Summer Market Report". St. George's NMTF Committee's proposals for 3-day Market/ July - August".
"Non-Traditional Retail Praxis for Creative Cluster Practitioners: What St. George's Market does Best". Research for BCC.
PAST PUBLISHED RESEARCH.
"What Belfast does best: The St. George's Market Phenomenon". Sharkey, H. Creative cluster partnerships between Belfast City Council and 'others'. Commissioned article for BCC Development Committee highlighting the development of UK's Best Large Indoor Market and its sucessful management partnerships that contributed to recognition by global organisations of this market.
"100 years of participatory arts", Sharkey, H., in 'CAN: World Community Arts Day', Spring issue, CAF, Belfast. Community sector and voluntary sector participatory arts journal with a global focus. Commissioned article outlining multi arts praxis of the past and present participatory arts fields with ostricised demographics in N. Ireland, from the mid-nineteenth through the twentieth century.
'About the people, by the people'; 'Without Walls: Living Memorial Museum', Sharkey, H., 2007, edited by L. Pubrick, Healing Through Remembering (HTR publication), Belfast. Architecture/ arts/ community memorials/ victims’ recourse to proposed Memorial Centre. I suggested NO to the creation of a highly contensious Conflict Museum and recomendationed the provision of free public access to newly created Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinics; helping victims and families of N. Ireland's past 30 year Civil Conflict.
"Partnerships in Creative Arts Participation". 100 year archive and historical narrative of Participatory Multi Arts Field Praxis.
PhD., University of Ulster, Belfast, N. Ireland. School of Art, Design and the Built Environment, Research Graduate Institute. Original PhD doctorate title was called: 'Towards a twentieth century participatory arts archive of Northern Ireland'. Volume One is a chronological archive database spanning 100 years of the field of participatory arts. Volume Two is a historical narrative, recreating the memory of over a century of innovative education methodology and socio-cultural programme provisions from statutory, community, voluntary sectors to disenfranchised demographics using literary arts, dance, drama, visual arts, music and voice/ song.