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Nick Stewart

Over a period of 30+ years Nick Stewart has been the recipient of numerous awards, residencies and commissions including from the Canada Council, the EU, the British Council, the British Film Institute, Arts Council England and the Royal Festival Hall in London. He has exhibited his performance and video work in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Ireland, Canada, USA, India and Vietnam. Originally from Ireland he now considers himself to be a Londoner.

A wide range of interests and research informs his work but the question of place and national identity in the context of Ireland is of particular concern to him. In recent years he has published two books, both engaged with the experience of his Irish background. In 2007 he published the Arts Council England funded book, no-one’s not from everywhere, the culmination of several years of research into Irish artists and their views on Irish identity. In 2012 the John Hansard Gallery published, Which is The: 49 Views, the result of another ACE funded project focused on a ten-day drive along the Irish border.

He has been working on this film, … as sure as the rain, since 2012.

Helen Blejerman

Helen Blejerman is a Mexican artist and writer from Mexico City, based in the UK since 2006. She is an associate lecturer in Spanish Language and Literature in the University of Sheffield (DLL); and an associate lecturer in the Department of Fine art at Sheffield Hallam University.
 She has been an invited speaker in Bastad, Sweden, Dublin and Cork, Ireland and has exhibited her art projects in New York, Amsterdam, London and Mexico City.

In 2014 her graphic novel, Lulu la sensationnelle, was published in France, by Presque Lune Editions; and her narrative work has been published in five Mexican Anthologies by Palabras y Plumas Editores.
 Helen has written serial radio projects in Spanish and in English (for the UK and Mexico), like Deciphering The City; On Pain the Dead and Other Delicacies; and co- produced with Radio UNAM, El Jardín De Nuestra Lengua (Our Language Garden). She is a frequent guest at the BBC Radio Sheffield.
 In 2015 she completed her second graphic novel. 
Helen has a particular interest in exploring, in general, the anxieties in the status of the stranger. Also, the obsessions around notions of home, and the distance between home and the ‘self’.