bloc projects

  • Joy Labinjo, As We Were, 2019
  • Ben Jeans Houghton, 2ndlife, 2018
  • 'CultureClub: Lactofermenting Workshop' with Sean Roy Parker, 2018.
  • Rachel Adams, Lowlight, 2018
  • Lucy Vann, Test Bed #1, 2017
  • 'An Evening of Two Halves' with Rebecca Davies, 2018.
  • Joey Holder, Adcredo: The Deep Belief Network, 2018
  • 'The Musical: Emily Pope & Liv Fontaine', 2018.
  • Rowena Harris, Joanne Masding, Fay Nicolson & Francesco Pedraglio, The Place of the scene, 2015
  • Duncan Higgins, Open Residency, 2017
  • From the box File: Uncovering the archive, 2017
  • Ben Judd, It Grows Like a Strange Flower, 2017



Established in 2002, Bloc Projects is a contemporary arts organisation in the centre of Sheffield.

Bloc Projects is a not-for-profit creative organisation with educational and charitable aims in the centre of Sheffield. We support artists at key stages in their careers through an acclaimed contemporary exhibitions programme. Our free public programme of talks, heritage projects, workshops and events supports the creative professional development of the local community, promoting diverse creative career pathways and providing generous opportunities for participatory learning, meaningful arts engagement and skill development. As an organisation we continue to work with other local art organisations, universities and charities to ensure our educational activities welcome a diverse and intergenerational demographic.

We also provide a supportive resource and opportunities programme through our membership scheme.

Plan your visit

Open Wednesday – Sat, 12 – 6 (during exhibitions and events)

Entry to Bloc Projects is free.

We are located in Sheffield City Centre, approx 10 min walk from Sheffield Train and Bus Station.

If you are travelling by car there are numerous charity car parks located adjacent to the gallery.

The gallery space is wheelchair accessible (accessible toilet development scheduled for 2019).

Large format exhibition print available at the gallery on request.

We welcome schools and large group visits to our exhibitions, to plan your visit please email us in advance at


Throughout its history Bloc Projects has supported artists and artist groups from across the UK and Europe working in a wide range of media, delivered partnerships projects with organisations such as Arts and Humanities Research Council, Castlefield Gallery, Compass Live Art, Eastside Projects’ Extra Special People, Sheffield Design Week, Sensoria Festival, Sheffield Fringe and Stories of Change.

Bloc Projects has been a long term member of the Art Sheffield Consortium, helping to promote visual arts in Sheffield and co-delivering the Art Sheffield festival.



  • David McLeavy

Board of Directors

  • Rose Butler
  • Matthew Cheeseman
  • Adrian Friedli
  • Jeanine Griffin (Chair)
  • Mir Jansen
  • Helen Stokes
  • Annie Thirlwell
  • Annalisa Toccara

Fine Art Bridge Scheme (FABS) residents

  • Damien Fisher
  • Lucy Lound

Bloc Studios

The gallery is based at Bloc Studios, which was established in 1996 and is home to a mix of creative practitioners including visual artists, crafts people, printmakers, photographers, jewellers and collectives.

While Bloc Projects was originally founded by staff and members of Bloc Studios, the gallery operates independently of the studios financially and legally. Find all information relating to the studios’ history, artists and vacancies at the Bloc Studios website.


Bloc Projects does not accept unsolicited proposals

To view our programming policy, please click here