Tour and Talk - Bloc and talk with David McLeavy
Sheffield Creative Guild has partnered with Sheffield Institute of Arts to deliver a series of events aimed at bridging the gap between graduating and professional life.
Join us on a trip to Bloc projects and artist studios to look around the space, meet some of the artist and listen to curator David McLeavy talk about his experiences of getting into curating and art writing.
It is a free event but please reserve a ticket as space is limited.
This event is part of a series aimed at final year SIA students.
Established in 2002, Bloc Projects is a contemporary arts organisation in the centre of Sheffield. Bloc Projects is a not-for-profit creative organisation with educational and charitable aims in the centre of Sheffield. We support artists at key stages in their careers through an acclaimed contemporary exhibitions programme. Our free public programme of talks, heritage projects, workshops and events supports the creative professional development of the local community, promoting diverse creative career pathways and providing generous opportunities for participatory learning, meaningful arts engagement and skill development. As an organisation we continue to work with other local art organisations, universities and charities to ensure our educational activities welcome a diverse and intergenerational demographic.
David McLeavy is a curator and writer based in Sheffield. He is currently the Director at Bloc Projects and the Founder and Editor of the website and research project YAC | Young Artists in Conversation. He was previously the Co-Director if the international residency and exhibition programme Picnic Picnic and has worked with a number of national and international organisations and collectives. His current interests are around the support and development of early to mid career artists by establishing long and slow conversations, usually over several years.