misshelensharp's profile

Name: Helen Sharp

Region: Fermanagh

Member since:11-08-2012


PhD art, community arts, curator

Professional Statement

I am an artist living in rural County Fermanagh though my work takes me to many places, in many counties and indeed countries. I hold a Ba hons (first class) in sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art, a Masters (with distinction) from Dartington College of Arts and a PhD from the University of Ulster. I recently curated an exhibition for the British Council focused on my passion; nature and man’s relationship with landscape and animals. The 32-artist exhibition included work by Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin and Henry Moore. I have worked in community arts for the past 12 years with all age groups and abilities, employed by a number of local councils and specialising in interface areas and border regions. I am a great believer in the power of a cup of tea and a chat as one of the most creative endeavours for any project. My own practice is multi-disciplined and I maintain a healthy struggle with art and all it encompasses... this grappling usually makes for satisfying results, for me anyway...

Media and techniques

Primary medium: Mixed Media

Secondary medium: Natural World

Creative Context

Primary context: Community

Secondary context: Gallery/Venue