If you've spent a decent amount of time in Sheffield, chances are you'll have come across, and come to love, the work of graffiti artist-musician-printmaker Kid Acne in one form or another.
Meet the Locals
Our interviews with some of the creative folk who happily call Sheffield home. Get to know local artists, musicians, makers, designers, poets, brewers, and more.
Working at her huge dobby loom, Seiko creates yarn sculptures inspired by nature that are full of calm and beauty.
Lucy Vann is an artist preoccupied with small-scale weirdness and the surreally mundane. From her studio in S1 Artspace she works with video, sculpture, performance and installation.
Introducing John Hoyland (1934-2011), the Sheffield-born abstract painter now championed by Damien Hirst.
A graphic artist whose large-scale geometric murals that invite interaction and inject a shot of vibrancy into the city.
Peter Martin is an artist and S1 Artspace studio holder. As well as his own video-based art practice, he is involved in a number of projects in Sheffield – each connected by the desire to do good through creativity.
A loveable and inky t-shirted aquatint pro, working in the most incredible studio we've ever stepped foot in.
An illustrator with a clear love for nature, whose pen-and-pencil world is full of trees, houses and landscapes all captured with charm and warmth.
One of the most distinctive illustrators in town, with a back catalogue of creepy creatures and writhing skulls.
Capturing stories of cities in paint.
Donna finds inspiration in "big winter skies" for her giant canvases of dark landscapes.
A linocut printmaker with a love of donkeys, dinosaurs and views of Sheffield.
For his recent screen printing project, The Plant Room, Peter spent the summer gathering inspiration in community gardens.
In her monochrome embroideries, Roanna substitutes people with stitches to create stunning, often dramatic, new perspectives on human gatherings. Crowds never looked so pleasing.
An artist working across performance, writing, drawing, video, and photography, aiming to ask questions about the world in a sensory, open and poetic way.