BLOC artists

BLOC is growing libraries as creative community spaces through supporting innovation and artisitic development opportunities.

It was an incredibly useful period for reflection, idea 'seeding' and professional/personal development… I was surprised at how lovely the dinner was as a social event. It was a really fantastic experience to enjoy the company of like-minded people in a work context, just as people. — Artist in residence

White alabaster pots on a tray

Artist Alice Ewing’s bronze casting session at her Suffolk foundry.

Woman working at a laptop standing up

Artist Cad Taylor editing work during an artist residency.

Microphone and machine with lots of knobs

Technical set up from sound artist Mike Challis during an artist residency.


BLOC LABS are week-long mixed media artist residencies in libraries across Suffolk.

BLOC LAB Hadleigh

Mon 12 Aug, 2019 Fri 16 Aug, 2019 , Hadleigh Library

Applications for artists open in June 2019.

BLOC LAB Lowestoft

Sun 20 Oct, 2019 Fri 25 Oct, 2019 , Lowestoft Library

Applications for artists open in August 2019.

Email for application details.

Find out more

If you’re an artist interested in applying to take part in one of our BLOC Labs, email