An Open Ground

Bloc Projects
- , 2017

Tickets: Free

Video, art and a fete exploring the area's architecture and heritage.

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An Open Ground records, maps and celebrates the heritage of the area around Bloc Projects. The unique project brings together occupants of the Arundel Street Lower Porter area of Sheffield city centre, school and university students, and the general public – to explore the area’s architectural, industrial, cultural and community heritage.

As part of the Heritage Lottery-funded project, Bloc Projects has commissioned a new film from Sheffield based artist Peter Martin, exploring the changes occurring in this area of the city through video collage, collected audio and recordings of narratives provided by local residents.

The exhibition will include a series of photos – the result of a photography workshop led by Joanne Coates, looking at using the lens as a way of connecting and documenting our surroundings. Sheffield based design group Dust will create a new Bloc billboard on the outside of the gallery. And Dust will also build a website to host all of the information, images and videos from the exhibition and events, acting as a long-standing resource for anyone who would like to explore the project's findings after the exhibition.

Opening fete
Saturday 9 September, 2-8pm
To coincide with Heritage Open Days and to mark the exhibition's opening, Bloc Projects is hosting a fete in the courtyard. There'll be food by Tonco, music, local artists' work and guided tours of the area by Sheffield historian Ron Clayton.