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Salon 18 | Liv Fontaine & Emily Pope: THE MUSICAL

Wednesday 11th July

6 – 8pm

Emily Pope and Liv Fontaine : THE MUSICAL

Emily and Liv are both artists who celebrate the history of feminist performance  within their work; exploring the comic (Emily) and the hysteric (Liv) as positions to subvert and repurpose. In short – they are obsessed with monologues. In this event for Bloc Projects, they will both present new musical works, followed by a Q&A with the audience

Emily Pope is an artist based in London, who is currently working on her series THE SITCOM SHOW. She makes t-shirts, bags, audio and film and also writes. Recent exhibitions & projects include: the White Pube Residency, ASP, ICA London; Feral Kin, Auto Italia, London; The Court Summons, Ladette Space, London; Tarantellegra, Hester, New York; and together with Ruth Angel Edwards: Got 2 B, a radio show on Comet Radio, London.  Emily has a Masters in Critical Writing from the Royal College of Art, and studied at the School of the Damned, a free postgraduate art course run by and for its students. 

Liv Fontaine is an artist and writer living in Glasgow, UK.  Recent exhibitions and performances include: Flare, Caustic Coastal, Salford; Casual Nexus, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow; Female Trouble, The Bomb Factory, London; I Want It That Way, 16 Nicolson Street, Glasgow; Slippery When Wet, HA HA Gallery, Southampton; Disposable Journal, Mathew Gallery, New York. Liv graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 2013 and is currently studying a Masters in performance art at Glasgow School of Art.

Free, limited capacity, event registration essential: Eventbrite

As part of Bloc’s Artist Development Programme, there are a small number of free one-to-one artists crits/feedback sessions available with Emily & Liv, ahead of their talk/performance on Wednesday 11th August.

If you think a one-to-one crit/feedback session with Emily & Liv would be useful to you at this time, please send just a couple of lines detailing why the opportunity is relevant to your current practice to

Please note that with respect to our current funding commitments, portfolio crits as part of Bloc’s Artist Development Programme are only available to artists and creatives living or working in Sheffield.

Bloc Projects is proud to maintain a public programme that is free for everyone. However, visitors are encouraged to consider bringing along an item to donate to the local Foodbank. For the Spring/Summer season of our public programme we will proudly be collecting basic toiletries and food (packets, tinned or dried) for The S2 Foodbank. For a full list of suggested/much needed items please see:

Salon 18 forms part of Making Ways, a new programme 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’ actively encourages critical as well as creative engagement with our evolving Public Programme. For all programming enquiries, contact our Public Programmes Curator Kerry Campbell :