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Bloc Billboard: Josh Whitaker

24 Oct – 5 Dec

Josh Whitaker is an artist and writer based in London. He is interested in absurdity, abjection, eschatology and photography. For the Bloc Projects Billboard Commission, Josh Whitaker will be producing a new work based on a long-standing relationship with the text ‘Useful Work Vs. Useless Toil’, by William Morris.
The Bloc Projects Billboard Commission offers artists the opportunity to develop new work that exists in the public realm.

WE ARE HERE

Above: A film by Peter Martin

01 – 18 Nov

Launch event: Thurs 01 Nov, 6 – 8pm

Free and open to all

WE ARE HERE showcases works by artists in Sheffield with physical and learning disabilities. Through a period of supported development, the artists collectively chose to feature bright and vivid contributions using neon and fluorescent colours. The artists involved felt these colours represented their positivity as a group and through using different mediums from textile design to neon glass blowing each artist has made a piece which is personal to them. Some pieces boldly explore the tactile and textural nature of materials, whilst other artists have utilised the opportunity to express feelings through their work which are otherwise challenging to communicate.

Through this lively collection of works ArtWorks and Bloc Projects hope to challenge attitudinal perceptions of disability through celebrating the creativity and ambition of the artists involved.

All the artists involved are represented and supported by ArtWorks. ArtWorks is a not for profit organisation which provides creative opportunities, placements and help with artist development for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

www.artworks-sy.co.uk

Public Launch event: Thursday 1st November, 18:00 – 20:00, exhibitions runs until Sunday 18th November.

Featuring work by:

Andrew Brady

Philip Chapman

Michael Costen

Josh Garcia

Sophie Grundy

Cathy James

Elliott King

Jason Johnson

Tim Prestwood

Emmie Waugh