PROSAIC MOSAIC: A Survey of New Painting

22 – 26 October
Launch event: Friday 25 September, 6 – 8pm

Free & open to all

Distance,  Myfanwy Williams, acrylic on canvas

Distance, Myfanwy Williams, acrylic on canvas


Part of the evolving Prosaic series, PROSAIC MOSAIC is a group exhibition of paintings to be held at Bloc Projects, Sheffield, 22 - 26 Oct.

The exhibition features small works from over fifty artists. Seen together, the varied works form a larger picture - a mosaic of contemporary painting practice.  

Using a prosaic definition of painting - ‘pigment on substrate’ - has allowed the curators to showcase a diverse range of approaches to making. The way the work is displayed will trigger connections between the paintings.

The show brings together work by noted painters from across the UK, Ireland and beyond with artists from the curators’ home in Sheffield. The curators are keen to present exciting work regardless of the artists’ perceived status. Equal standing is given to work from artists at all career stages, from students to prize-winners.

The exhibition programme includes a Painters’ Forum event which will be open to the public, providing a platform for critique and conversation. This will be held on Saturday 26 Oct between 2-4pm.

PROSAIC MOSAIC will contribute to and develop connections within the already vibrant art scene in the city.

Thumbnail image: Fried Egg, Stephen Lowen, oil on paper

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Summer 3 , Edwin Aitken, acrylic & mixed media on card

Summer 3, Edwin Aitken, acrylic & mixed media on card

PROSAIC MOSAIC is curated by Sean Williams, Bryan Eccleshall and Katya Robin.

Sean Williams is a member of the Contemporary British Painting group and his painting Our Bloody Hell is currently on display in the Yale Center for British Art in Connecticut as part of the Priseman-Seabrook Collection. 


Bryan Eccleshall received a practice-led PhD in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University in 2016 and is a tutor with the Open College of the Arts. He won one of the student awards in the 2015 Jerwood Drawing Prize for his large work After Joseph Beuys’ Wirtschaftswerte (Economic Values). His studio is at Bloc is Sheffield.


Katya Robin is currently taking the Turps Banana Correspondence Course 2018-9. Her painting from the first Prosaic exhibition was selected for Paint 2019 at PS Mirabel. She has two drawings in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 touring exhibition. Katya will present the Painters Forum


This project is an external hire. For more information about how to hire our space visit our ‘hire’ section.