bloc projects



  • Richard Bartle
  • Anthony Bennett
  • Al Daw
  • Paul Evans
  • Seiko Kinoshita
  • Mandy Payne
  • Sarah Villeneau
  • Joanna Whittle
  • Myfanwy Williams
  • Sean Williams

Wed 19 – Sat 22 Dec

Launch event: Thurs 20 Dec, 6 – 8pm

Free and open to all

New paintings and sculpture by a selection of Sheffield based artists.

CONFLUENCE:SHEFFIELD celebrates the return of work from the recent exhibition of Sheffield-based contemporary artists that took place at Herrick Gallery, in Mayfair, London in October.

“This excellent ‘compilation album’ samples some of the best and most interesting contemporary painting and sculpture that is currently being produced in Sheffield.” FAD Magazine

Confluence is supported by The University of Sheffield City Regional Engagement and Partnerships team and forms part of Making Ways, a programme is supported by Sheffield Culture Consortium through Arts Council England to showcase, celebrate and develop the exceptional contemporary visual art produced in the city.

Bloc Projects’ Out Of Office Christmas Party

Fri 14 Dec

Doors at 19:30, Free Entry, booking essential via Eventbrite.

Join us for an evening of Christmas conviviality and festive cheer hosted down the road at Sheffield’s newest creative project space, bar and former paper factory Sidney&Matilda.

We’ll be reflecting on an exciting 2018, welcoming Bloc’s studio holders as well as thanking the artists, writers, curators, designers, project partners, volunteers, local arts organisations and the wider creative community whose continued support makes our work possible.

Following her appearance as part of our Public Programme Spring Term back in May, we’ll be welcoming back EastEnd Landlady Mavis Davis (Rebecca Davies) to kick off the festive entertainment with a Christmas Pub Quiz and Bingo and maybe even a bit of karaoke, before music till late (DJ’s tbc).

The Facebook page for the event can be found here

In the last 8 months visitors to the gallery have supported individuals and families through a time of crisis by thoughtfully and generously donating over 85kg of food and basic toiletries for S2 Food Bank.

At our ‘Out of Office Christmas Party’ we’re hoping for one final 2018 Foodbank drive so please do remember to pack a donation as well as your worst christmas jumper!

Lovers, Mothers, Friends and Foes all welcome.

Salon 18 | Artist Talk: Chardine Taylor-Stone

Thursday 6th December


Chardine Taylor Stone is an award winning cultural producer, writer and feminist activist.  Her work is inspired by her experiences as a Black British working class woman having found her voice through alternative subcultures like Punk and Rockabilly. She was featured in The Voice newspaper as one of the Women Who Rocked the World in 2015, Diva Magazine’s  LGBT Power List 2016 and Buzzfeed’s ‘The Most Inspiring British LGBT People Of 2016‘.

In May 2017 Chardine won the British LGBT Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ life’.

Chardine is also the founder of Black Girl’s Picnic, a movement in collective self care for Black women and girls, and Stop Rainbow Racism which works to stop racist performances in LGBTQ venues.

As a writer, educator and commentator Chardine uses music, art and fashion history to instigate socio-political analysis. She often lectures and facilitates workshops on topics such as Black / Working Class feminism, Black Queer identities, Afrofuturism, music subculture histories and Black involvement in the esoteric, weird and downright bizarre!

She is regularly asked to speak and consult on these topics for media such as Channel 4 news, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, London Live and TedXTottenham as well as film/culture festivals, conferences and art institutions such as the BFI, Tate Modern, ICA and British Library. She also bangs the drums in Black feminist punk band Big Joanie.

Chardine is also a board member for the Museum of Homelessness and Duckie Youth.

Free, limited capacity, registration essential via: Eventbrite.

Salon 18 | Screenprinting Workshop: Led by Sheffield Print Club

Wednesday 21st November

6 – 8pm

Screen Printing Workshop led by Sheffield Print Club’s Hannah Flynn.

This free taster session will teach you all the basics you need to start printing using a fun, vibrant and accessible printing technique which uses paper stencils. No print making experience is necessary

Sheffield Print Club is an open access screen printing studio situated just down the road from Bloc Projects’, offering affordable open access studio hire and monthly screen printing workshops both on and offsite, as well as an ongoing programme of taster arts workshops. Anyone can become a member of Sheffield Print Club and make use of the space to print their own work.

Free, limited capacity, registration essential via: Eventbrite.

The Working Party: Querying Queerness

First meeting:

Fri 16 Nov, 6 – 8pm

The meaning of the word “queer” to suggest something as ‘strange’ or ‘peculiar’, having been reclaimed by activist and scholars, expresses a political resistance against hetero-normative and homo-normative identities and politics. But what does this mean to the artist who is affected by these issues? Simultaneously exploring personal, political, cultural narratives, and navigating the territory – The Working Party is an experimental forum (reading group, film club, peer critique) for artists asking these questions through their own art practice and/or seminal writings, films, other’s artworks, exhibitions and artefacts etc.


Through monthly meetings led by artists Richard Stott, Yuen Fong Ling and Damien Fisher, we will engage with a wide range of contemporary queer experience (in its expanded definition) to discuss the contradictions and complexities in locating a critical position for art practice and the artist. Founded on the principal of an inclusive yet private and safe space for artists to freely discuss, key ideas and themes generated out of these meetings will inform the wider public programme of talks, workshops and/or events as part of Bloc Projects’ Salon public programme in 2019.


Free, register via Eventbrite


Next meeting scheduled for Fri 18 Jan 2019, 6 – 8pm