About & Talks

WORK FEATURED ON:

The Guardian

Art Monthly

Book The Inking Woman ‘a groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists.’ Published by Myriad Editions.

WORK REFERENCED IN:

Article by Dr. Veronique Sina (University of Cologne): “The absent body – Helen Blejerman’s Lulu la Sensationelle“, in the book Jewish Women’s Comics: Borders and Bodies. Eds. Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum and Sarah Lightman. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press (forthcoming).

Paper by keynote speaker Dr. Veronique Sina (University of Cologne) at the Popular Graphic Illness Narratives – “Helen Blejerman’s Lulu la Sensationnelle: Representations of Ilness and Dis/Ability in Sequential Art” (June 2019).

The book Creating Cultural Capital: Cultural Entrepreneurship, in Theory, Pedagogy and Practice (2015) ed. Eburon Academic Publishers, Netherlands. Series Pioneering Minds Worldwide. http://www.eburon.nl/creating_cultural_capital

The Context for the Artist, UNESCO Cooperations, in the journal Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, by Professor Dr Elona Lubytė from the Vilnius Art Academy, in Lithuania. Dr Lubyté is the UNESCO Chair for Culture Management and Culture Policy. (Issue 72, 2014).

WORK PUBLISHED BY:

Journal Literature and Belief, special edition by Professor Victoria Aarons, English Department, Trinity University, San Antonio Texas (2021).

Route 57, the creative writing journal of the Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield University (2020).

The Guardian (2019).

Dostoyevsky Wannabe, anthology ‘Sheffield’, edited by Emma Bolland (2019).

Presque Lune Editions (2014).

 
ARTIST TALKS

September 2021 – Newcastle University, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. About The Soil Where Women (Dis)Appear, for the Beastly Landscapes symposium.

March 2021 – Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield University. About A Visual Theory of the Soul.

November 2020 – Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield University. Reading from the story ‘The Island’, included in the creative writing journal Route 57, issue 16.

November 2020 – Being Human Festival. Writer and co-producer of ‘Who Lies Beneath’ an audio experience based on A Visual Theory of the Soul.

September 2020. Castlefield Gallery, about collaborating as an artist with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Knowledge Exchange, Sheffield University.

July 2020. Post-Traumatic Landscapes Symposium, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield. Sharing panel with Doctor Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, Course Director of Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology.

June 2019. Manchester University, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

February 2018. Sheffield Hallam University, Department of Art and Design.

October 2016. Winchester School of Art.

March 2015. Paris Book Fair (Salon du Livre de Paris). Signing books Lulu la Sensationnelle.

January 2015. Foyles, London about the graphic novel Lulu la Sensationnelle.

July 2013. Seminar Languages, Identity and Work. The University of Sheffield, Education Department.

April 2013. European Commission project Tynet 50+ Bastad, Sweden.

April 2013. University College Cork. Network of Multilinguism. Cork, Ireland. Invited by the Embassy of Mexico in Dublin, Ireland. 

April 2013. Instituto Cervantes Dublin.

WORK REVIEWED BY

Planete BD

BODOI

Médiathèque de Deux-Sèvres

Literature show at La Radio JET FM de Nantes, France

Mes Premières Lectures

Canal BD

Dbd Magazine

Broken Frontier

I am an artist and writer who explores the heimlich and unheimlich when living abroad, das andere in the anxieties of the stranger. I investigate the idea of ‘absence’ and the worlds, fantasies and unconscious mythologies we produce there. I have worked with the absent body, the absent woman and the invisible woman artist.

Presque Lune Editions, in France published my graphic novel Lulu la sensationnelle, and I published it in English a few years later. I co-wrote and co-edited the full-length essay film As Sure As The Rain, by artist Nick Stewart. The film was awarded a silver laurel by the International Independent Film Awards, in Los Angeles. I have worked commissioned by The Guardian newspaper and have written for publications such as Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Route 57 and Berfrois.

I actively explore the innovation for art education as an associate lecturer in the Department of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. I implemented with artist Hester Reeve, and have taught since 2009, a radical module called Dialogue, where we explore an alternative way of collective thinking with art students. The pilot was funded by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Photo Francesca Woodman