Artists met and discussed their work with Dave McLeavy, Director of Bloc Projects, Sheffield. The studio visit provided a unique opportunity for artists to discuss their work on a one-to-one basis with David, helping to develop new ideas and direction, and to gain perspective on their practice, the context and concepts underpinning it.
David McLeavy is a curator and writer based in Sheffield, UK. He is currently the Director of Bloc Projects, Sheffield and Founder and Editor of YAC | Young Artists in Conversation. Previous positions have included being the Co-Director of the international residency and exhibition programme Picnic Picnic, Sheffield, Co-Founder of art and design focused clothing brand Curbar Cycling Apparel along with working on numerous independent curatorial projects. He was previously the chair of the board of trustees for Turf Projects, Croydon and currently sits on the Steering Group for Making Ways, a development project for artists and makers initiated by Sheffield Culture Consortium.
Image: Test Bed #1: Lucy Vann, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, 2017
This event is programmed as part of Practice Makes Practice, an artist development programme run by artists for artists. Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping artists with the necessary skills to manage their practice, bridging the gap between art school, studio practice, the gallery and beyond.