CG Associates Awayday to Sheffield

22 November 2014 / 10:20

For CG Associates only

Awayday to Sheffield, visiting Bloc Projects, S1 Artspace, Site Gallery and PRISM.

Bloc Projects is an artist-led project space in the centre of Sheffield which presents and commissions exhibitions, events, residencies, exchange projects and educational activity. Established in 2002, the organisation provides a platform for early-mid career artists to develop new work and present work to new audiences. Bloc’s programme encourages experimentation and invites critical dialogue among artists and audiences.

Bloc will be showing Louisa Martin’s The Lighthouse, a series of short videos whose themes and characters are interlinked, brought together to form a single work. The videos explore the absent or invisible body as a site of potential, exploring how the mechanisms of filmed performance enable the simultaneous construction and concealment of identity, and synthetic forms of intimacy.

S1 Artspace is an artist-led organisation presenting an annual programme of contemporary exhibitions, commissions, screenings and events. S1 also provides studio space for contemporary artists at varying stages in their careers, from recent graduates to established artists working at an international level.

Founded in 1995 by a group of Sheffield-based artists seeking to create a sustainable studio environment in Sheffield City Centre, S1 Artspace has become a nationally recognised organisation, renowned for providing a platform for experimentation and for supporting the development of new work in a wide variety of media through artists’ residencies, commissions, and an annual studio holders’ exhibition. Over its sixteen year history, S1 Artspace has presented work by over 300 artists and accommodated over 100 artists through its studios from Martin Clark, Artistic Director at Tate St Ives to Haroon Mirza, Northern Art Prize winner in 2010 and awarded the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Biennale in 2011.

S1 will be showing Till the stars turn cold, featuring work by artists who display an interest in objects and bodies that carry speech: Tyler Coburn (USA), Michael Dean (UK), Kathryn Elkin (UK), Josh Kline (USA), Megan Rooney (CA), and Cally Spooner (UK).

Site Gallery is Sheffield’s leading international contemporary art space, supporting artists specialising in moving image, new media and performance. Pioneering emerging art practices and ideas, we work in partnership with local, regional and international collaborators to nurture artistic talent and support the development of contemporary art. At the heart of what we do, is to connect people to artists and to art, inspiring new thinking and debate through our public programmes and participatory activity.

Site Gallery will be showing Barbara and Henry – The Musical, an exploration of an imagined relationship between revered sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, conceived by artist Mel Brimfield and singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert. This is a Platform residency; the deadline for the 2015 Platform residencies is Friday 31st October at 5pm.

PRISM is Sheffield’s leading contemporary art event. Established in 2008 it utilises various venues across Sheffield to exhibit work by emerging and established artists. PRISM has held events in The Showroom Cinema, Bank St Arts, S1 Artspace and The Orchard Centre. PRISM as an ongoing project evolves alongside the work it shows, offering the chance to experiment with new techniques and venues for both curators and exhibiting artists. Featuring live music alongside works by an international selection of contemporary artists, PRISM provides the opportunity to experience exciting and immediate creative endeavours in a relaxed social setting.