Block 336 is delighted to be hosting The Marmite Prize for Painting V in June 2016. The prize is now open for submissions. Deadline 20th March 2016.

Entries will be subject to two stages, shortlisting for exhibition by the selection committee (by digital image), and subsequent judging (of works in person) by the judges. Shortlisted artists will be notified by 20th April when we will make arrangements to collect the work from artists’ studios (UK mainland, Ireland and Northern Ireland only). International entries are welcomed. Shortlisted international artists will be required to arrange transportation of works to London in May for the first exhibition, and collection of unsold works from the Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, Ireland in September. Winners will be announced at the opening of the exhibition at Block 336 on 3rd June 2016. A full colour catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition and shortlisted artists will receive a free copy of the catalogue. The Marmite Prize for Painting is in no way associated with the food product ‘Marmite’.

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Recent events

In collaboration with Lambeth and Southwark Mind we recently hosted two events to mark the launch of a much needed, free, long-term, inner city psychotherapy service by the charity. Eminent psychoanalyst and writer Darian Leader drew on his wide ranging research and clinical experience and discussed Working with Psychosis. Lambeth Mind Director Ajay Khandelwal was in conversation with psychotherapist Anouchka Grose who discussed her family, influences, and how she came to train as an analyst. Videos of the events will be available to view soon.


Recent exhibition

Carnival Glass was curated by Archie Franks and brought together seven artists whose works explore alternative histories, sharing varied discourses, ranging from the traditions of the gothic, baroque and rococo, to aspects of the carnivalesque. These artists are working beyond the remit of modernist orthodoxy, mining different cultural and historical tangents. In an often unsettling world, the traditions and themes of the gothic and carnivalesque can provide a slippage into other worldly narration and dark romanticism, where the illusionary and the obscure hold sway, a topsey turvey down world that shines a light on a bitter beauty and where there is clarity amongst the chaos.

Venue Hire

Located in Brixton, South London Block 336 hosts one of the largest, non-institutional and architecturally unique spaces in London. Please note we are not a rental gallery and for this reason we do not hire the space out for art exhibition purposes.