Sheffield City of Makers

Bloc Projects Salon 18 Programme

Posted on 18.04.2018

Bloc Projects, 71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 4RB

Bloc Projects’ Salon 18 hosts a series of dynamic workshops, talks and events profiling innovative artists, thinkers and cultural practitioners. With the professional development of Sheffield based artists at its core, the Salon 18 Public Programme is shaped both by emerging national discourse as well as the needs/interests and suggestions of local creative practitioners. Salon 18 launches in March 2018 with a Spring season dedicated to ‘The Local: Conversation, Representation and Collective Organisation’.

In light of the increasingly competitive, often polarizing ecology of contemporary art alongside national cuts to arts funding and rising higher education fees the first season of Salon 18 will place an emphasis on profiling innovative artists, thinkers, makers and academics whose often politicised work has defied these odds. The Spring Term of Salon 18 will promote a necessarily entrepreneurial approach, celebrating collective organisation and economic innovation. This season will also consider and deliberate the responsibility of artists to their immediate community and celebrate those who through their creativity have given dignity and exposure to underrepresented voices.

Their Current Spring Term line-up includes:

Artists talk and event: Rebecca Davies
Wednesday 16th May | 6pm – 8pm | Free – booking essential

Rebecca will share her work in the first half of the evening, discussing the celebrations and challenges of working in community contexts. How we come together, and why it’s not always easy. Then you’ll be invited to take part in a Worker’s Live Drawing. Part performance and part live drawing event, revellers will be catapulted into a temporary working men’s club where they will learn a whole array of non-typical drawing and recording techniques and are invited to be a part of the mise-en-scene.

Artists Talk: Yemi Awosile
Wednesday 23rd May | 6 – 7:30pm | Free – booking essential

Yemi Awosile is a designer living and working in London. Her work is informed by cultural insights expressed through textiles and printed matter. The broader scope of her practice bridges design and visual arts through social interventions and community projects.

More information on this programme and details of how to book here.

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.

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