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Expanded materiality and form.

An emphasis on the explorative use of materials and the privileging of process. From sculptural techniques which stem from traditional craftsmanship to experimentation with digital technologies and social media both as an artistic medium and universal tools for brave democratised digital self-expression. An expansive term also reflecting on the body as site and medium through performance art.

*Image: Florence Mytum: Artists Talk and Materials Workshop, photo courtesy of Peter Martin.

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Thursday 14th June

6 – 7:30pm

Please note this event will be hosted at Gloam Gallery, 95B Mary Street, S1 4RT

Jasleen Kaur (b.1986) is an artist currently living and working in London. Brought up in a traditional Sikh household in Glasgow, her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within the material and immaterial things that surround us. Her practice examines the hierarchy of histories and labour using a range of mediums and methods including sculpture, video, conversation and cooking.

Recent and ongoing commissions include The Goethe Institute, V&A Museum, Eastside Projects, MIMA, Glasgow Women’s Library, Baltic 39 Figure Three and Art on the Underground. She was awarded the Jerwood Makers Open 2015 and her work is part of the permanent collection of the Royal College of Art and Crafts Council.

www.jasleenkaur.co.uk 

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 Jasleen Kaur, ahead of her talk on Thursday 14th June.

If you think a one-to-one crit/feedback session with Jasleen 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 kerry@blocprojects.co.uk 
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.
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Wednesday 11th July

5:30 – 7pm

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.

www.emilypope.co.uk 

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.

www.livfontaine.com

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 kerry@blocprojects.co.uk 
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.
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Wednesday 1st August

6 – 8pm

Florence Mytum was born in York in 1993 and now lives and works in London. She has just completed her MA at the Slade School of Fine Art, and recent exhibitions include the Slade Graduate Degree Show, Picnic at Subsidiary projects and 31 Celsius at ASC Gallery. Last year she undertook a residency with TFAC at the Griffin Gallery, and has an upcoming residency at the Slade Summer School.

In this session, the artist will give an overview of her practice and recent work. There will be an interactive workshop where Florence will demonstrate some of her processes and visitors can join her in making their own colourful, tactile surfaces.

www.florencemytum.com 

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 Florence Mytum, ahead of her talk on Wednesday 1st August.

If you think a one-to-one crit/feedback session with Florence 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 kerry@blocprojects.co.uk 
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.
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Thursday 23rd August

6 – 8pm

 

‘Experimental Paper Marbling Workshop’ led by Sheffield Print Club’s Hannah Flynn.

 

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.

 

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