Unseen By My Open Eyes 

Kevin Gaffney

Curated by Kathleen Soriano 

Exhibition: 25th November – 22nd December 2017
In conversation: 1st December, 7 – 8 pm

Exhibition opening hours: Thurs – Sat 12 – 6 pm

Block 336 presents Unseen By My Open Eyes, the first solo exhibition of Irish artist Kevin Gaffney’s work in the UK. A natural storyteller with a surrealistic bent, Gaffney considers issues of sexual and national identities through 4 seductive films that explore the construction, projection and manipulation of subjective realities. A monograph on the artists work published by Black Dog will accompany the exhibition.

Kathleen Soriano is an independent curator and Chair of the Liverpool Biennial, formerly Director of Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, and Director of Compton Verney Art Gallery.

In addition to Arts Council England support, this exhibition is also supported by The Elephant Trust, The Arts Council of Ireland, Sky Arts, Culture Ireland and Guinness.

Image: Still from A Numbness in the Mouth, Kevin Gaffney. Original duration: 17mins 32sec, Irish with English subtitles, 4K Video, 2016.




Jane Hayes Greenwood interviewed by ALL-THE-ONES about her recent exhibition Lead Me Not Into Temptation at Block 336.

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Block 336 is delighted to be hosting Bloomberg New Contemporaries in January 2018 following the launch at BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art, Gateshead and BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39 in September 2017.

The panel of guest selectors comprises of Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw who have chosen 47 artists for the annual open submission exhibition.


Spaces at Block 336 are available to hire. Please note that they will not be rented for exhibition purposes. Block 336 researches and develops its programme well in advance and is therefore unable to accept unsolicited approaches for exhibitions. If you are interested in hiring the space for other purposes, please email info@block336.com with a description, desired dates, no. of people that would be on site and any other information you feel may be necessary.