Join knot expert and ropemaker Des Pawson and artist Joanna Whittle to create Memory Ropes and explore the ritual of remembering in a response to recent times.
Take a Sheffield art tour with our picks of the exhibitions and artists' events on now and coming soon – both online and in person.
As our city's much-missed galleries reopen, check their visitor guidance – you may need to book in advance.
Sat. 31 July 2021
Mon. 21 June 2021 — Sun. 1 August 2021
A new photo challenge organised by Andro and Eve, aimed at increasing the visibility of the South Yorkshire LGBTQ+ community.
Wed. 4 August 2021
Discover more about The Sheffield Project: Photographs of a Changing City in this special tour. Led by the exhibition’s co-curator Matthew Conduit, former director of the Untitled Gallery (now Site Gallery).
This summer, Site Gallery and Kollective Kitchen are taking part in Sheffield Healthy Holidays, a citywide initiative offering free activities and healthy lunches for young people who qualify for free school meals.
Tue. 10 August 2021
Join Angelica Sule, Programme Director at Site Gallery, for an online panel discussion with artists Maud Haya-Baviera, Joanna Whittle and Victoria Lucas.
Sat. 14 August 2021
Join award-winning artist Paul Evans for a day of drawing from natural environment surrounding Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.
Tue. 27 July 2021 — Sun. 22 August 2021
Platform 20 features the work of five Sheffield-based artists: James Clarkson, Maud Haya-Baviera, Victoria Lucas, Conor Rogers and Joanna Whittle. Taking place at Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace and Bloc Projects. Come back soon for our review.
Wed. 25 August 2021
Tune in to Sheffield Museums' Facebook page for their next online talk. Members of the V&A Museum’s curatorial team will talk about objects from the V&A’s Asian collection that are currently on display at the Millennium Gallery.
Thu. 1 July 2021 — Tue. 31 August 2021
A photography adventure for all ages. While the main event takes a break for 2021, join in a mini version at your own pace this summer. This time, it’s a special Sheffield Round Walk edition.
Sat. 7 August 2021 — Tue. 31 August 2021
Artcade Gallery, Unit 10 The Forum, 127-129 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB
A collection of new work from mural artist and paper sculptor Zoe Genders.
Open Up Sheffield present two special feature exhibitions at DINA and Dyson Place.
Sat. 4 September 2021
Pitsmoor Scout Hut, 38 Holtwood Road, S4 7BA
Join Algomech for this family-friendly hands-on workshop. Exploring the ‘algorithmic’ arts of weaving, live-coded music and flamenco dancing.
Sun. 5 September 2021
An afternoon of arts and craft activities at The Leadmill.
Mon. 12 July 2021 — Wed. 29 September 2021
The Bears of Sheffield have arrived! Head out on the public arts trail this summer to meet the friendly creatures. They'll be auctioned off to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Sat. 3 July 2021 — Sun. 10 October 2021
Born in Sheffield, John Hoyland (1934-2011) is regarded as one of Britain’s leading abstract painters. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of his passing, this new exhibition showcases some of the very last works he created.
Thu. 5 August 2021 — Sun. 31 October 2021
An exhibition investigating our relationship with our environment. With works by contemporary artists including Helen Chadwick, Richard Long, Dan Holdsworth, Miroslaw Balka, Theaster Gates and Berlinde De Bruyckere.
Thu. 20 May 2021 — Sun. 28 November 2021
An exhibition of work by socially-engaged photographers from the late 1980s and 90s. Capturing a significant turning point in Sheffield's regeneration and reflecting both the hope and hard realities of the time.