Founded in October 2011, Block 336 is an artist-run project space, studio provider and UK registered charity. Located in Brixton, South London.
Block 336 hosts two large, architecturally unique exhibiting spaces. The organisation aims to promote engagement with and critical discussion of contemporary art. Block 336 is committed to providing a platform for artists; offering them the freedom to experiment and test new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales. It provides opportunities for ambitious projects, providing a sympathetic and supportive environment for the development of new work.
Block 336 has received grants from Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust, the Foyle Foundation and the Mayor’s Trust to support exhibitions and projects. The organisation’s strengths and ambitions have grown since it opened in 2012. A practice-led approach that remains close to the creative process at a grassroots level guides exhibition programming.
Block 336 is committed to widening participation from individuals and groups who may not typically access contemporary art. The organisation aims to advance education in the arts with a particular emphasis on persons with disabilities. We collaborate with a number of local charities hosting conferences, educational events and workshops for staff, service users and the public. The organisation has developed significant partnerships with organisations such as Lambeth & Southwark Mind, Lambeth College, Certitude, Creative Future, Studio Upstairs, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Artquest, Central Saint Martins, City & Guilds of London Art School and more.
Xabier Basterra. (Chairman) Artist, currently based in Madrid. Co-founder of Block 336. Founder and Director of Block Madrid.
Eliza Gluckman. London based, she is the curator of the New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge and is one half of the curatorial partnership Day+Gluckman.
Jon Sharples. London based, Jon is an Intellectual Property Lawyer at Simmons & Simmons and is Chair of the firm’s Art Network
Jane Hayes Greenwood. Executive Director (& Co-founder)
Alex Gough. Gallery Manager
Thomas Groves. Academic and education co-ordinator
Robert Bell. Technical co-ordinator
Niccolò Brocchin. Programme Assistant
Natalia Gonzalez Martin. Gallery assistant
Block 336 is a UK registered charity and a company ltd. by guarantee
Charity number: 1150535
Company number: 7809603