Sheffield artist head for Europe

Artists from Sheffield who are due to travel to Slovakia where they will exhibit their work. Pictured at the Bloc Studio are, from left, Kirsteen Hardie, Dave Jones, Liz von Graevenitz and Suzanne Palzer.
Artists from Sheffield who are due to travel to Slovakia where they will exhibit their work. Pictured at the Bloc Studio are, from left, Kirsteen Hardie, Dave Jones, Liz von Graevenitz and Suzanne Palzer.
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A group of talented artists are preparing to showcase their work to audiences overseas.

Liz von Graevenitz, based at Sheffield’s Bloc Studio, has picked three fellow creative people from the city to take part in an international art exchange programme.

Artists from Sheffield who are due to travel to Slovakia where they will exhibit their work. Pictured at the Bloc Studio, from left, Kirsteen Hardie, Dave Jones, Liz von Graevenitz and Suzanne Palzer

Artists from Sheffield who are due to travel to Slovakia where they will exhibit their work. Pictured at the Bloc Studio, from left, Kirsteen Hardie, Dave Jones, Liz von Graevenitz and Suzanne Palzer

Those selected - David Jones, Susanne Palzer and Kirsteen Hardie - have collaborated on a project which focuses on the concept of being a stranger in an imagined foreign place.

As part of the exchange scheme, the artists will travel to Slovakia on Tuesday to display their work at a five-day exhibition at Nastupiste 1-12, a multi-media space in Topolcany town centre.

In return, a group of artists from Slovakia will visit Sheffield to present their art work at Bloc Studios between October 31 and November 6.

Liz said: “This a great opportunity for artists from different countries to understand each others’ processes, network, and share ideas.

Artists from Sheffield who are due to travel to Slovakia where they will exhibit their work. Pictured at the Bloc Studio, from left, Kirsteen Hardie, Dave Jones, Liz von Graevenitz and Suzanne Palzer

Artists from Sheffield who are due to travel to Slovakia where they will exhibit their work. Pictured at the Bloc Studio, from left, Kirsteen Hardie, Dave Jones, Liz von Graevenitz and Suzanne Palzer

“Kirsteen, David and Susanne have drawn on their individual practices to create a very exciting body of work for the event.

“It will include a performance on the opening night by Kirsteen, a site specific installation by Susanne, and a set of triptych paintings by David.”