Peter Martin

An Open Ground - Bloc Projects

"An Open Ground is an exhibition and wider research project that looks at issues surrounding historical storytelling, inner city gentrification and the complex issues surrounding heritage and rapid development.

Supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, An Open Ground is a multi faceted project, working with researchers, artists, local business owners, previous occupants and members of the public to develop a greater understanding of the unique area surrounding Bloc Projects.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a new commission by artist Peter Martin. Martin’s new film combines static and panoramic shots of the area, providing a unique picture of the postindustrial landscape, which is synonymous with the city of Sheffield. In addition to this, Martin has also spend time capturing the stories of local businesses, art galleries, recording studios and new residents of the area, capturing a snapshot portrait of one of the few remaining city centre districts yet to succumb to mass re-development." Bloc Projects