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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Art picks

Take a Sheffield art tour with our picks of the exhibitions and artists' events on now and coming soon.

Drop in and Draw

Multiple dates

Anomaly Arts Collective, 54–56 Abbey Lane, S8 0BP

Join Anomaly Arts Collective for their Friday morning Drop In and Draw sessions. Unwind, learn and create in a welcoming and relaxed environment.

Touching on Caste

Thu. 18 July 2024 — Sat. 27 July 2024

Bloc Projects

An anti-caste sound and textile exhibition by intergenerational feminist collective Godhadi.

Capture Sheffield Weekend Photography Course

Multiple dates

Yorkshire Artspace: Exchange Place Studios

Immerse yourself in the magical world of photography with professional photographer and tutor Laura Page.

A MAZE. / Sheffield

Fri. 2 August 2024

FØRGE Warehouse, 148 Effingham Road, S4 7YS

Experience video games and play on another level, as Berlin games, playful media and club culture comes to a warehouse venue in Sheffield.

Metro Tour

Thu. 27 June 2024 — Fri. 16 August 2024

South Street Kitchen

An exhibition on the urban environment from six Sheffield artists. Taking you on tour around a city – its sites of construction and excavation; places that have remained the same for years, and others that seem constantly in flux.

Undercurrents

Sat. 13 July 2024 — Sat. 17 August 2024

Cupola Gallery

A group exhibition with work inspired by the forces that flow underneath our lives, shaping how we live and changing nature itself. Featuring painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography and textiles.

Dig Where You Stand Biennial

Sat. 20 July 2024 — Sun. 18 August 2024

An exhibition revealing South Yorkshire's hidden racial history. Featuring work by 14 artists across five venues, uncovering stories from the archives about people of colour who have lived, worked and set down roots here.

Locusts of the Sickly Sun

Sat. 27 July 2024 — Sun. 18 August 2024

GLOAM Gallery

An exhibition about precarity and permeance, all tied to the economic and ecological. With work by Speculative Proxy, Alexandra Searle, and Joel Wycherley. Curated by GLOAM co-director Victoria Sharples.

Cyber Cafe

Fri. 2 August 2024 — Sun. 8 September 2024

Site Gallery

An interactive exhibition inspired by the excitement of early internet cafes. With Geocities-style websites. Screensaver visuals. Photo diaries made with the GameBoy Camera. And music for you to remix, created with field recordings and coding.

Show Your Metal

Thu. 13 June 2024 — Sun. 29 September 2024

Millennium Gallery

Coinciding with the 400th anniversary of the Cutlers’ Company in Hallamshire, this major exhibition celebrates the marvel of the material in all its forms.

Tess Jaray: Paintings and Drawings Across 60 Years

Sat. 20 July 2024 — Sun. 13 October 2024

Millennium Gallery

An exhibition by one of the most influential British painters of the last century. With abstract painting exploring form and space, led by her interest in architecture, pattern, repetition and colour.

City of Rivers

Fri. 24 November 2023 — Sun. 3 November 2024

Weston Park Museum

An exhibition of stories, objects, artwork, film and photography chronicling Sheffield's relationship with its waterways.

The Ruskin Collection: Hand, Head and Heart

Sat. 9 December 2023 — Sun. 1 December 2024

Millennium Gallery

A display about the positive power of making by hand. Including a new memorial quilt commemorating Terry Higgins, the first named person in the UK to die of an AIDS-related illness, on public display for the first time.

PostNatures

Thu. 16 March 2023 — Sat. 7 December 2024

Graves Gallery

An exhibition curated by artist Victoria Lucas, centred around a painting of an imaginary landscape by JMW Turner. Exploring perceptions of reality and representations of the relationship between women and nature.

Portraiture and the Human Figure

Thu. 16 March 2023 — Sun. 8 December 2024

Graves Gallery

“A celebration of being, making and looking.” Read our writer Wemmy's review of this inspiring exhibition full of love letters to bodies.

We are the Monument

Sat. 27 January 2024 — Sat. 21 December 2024

Graves Gallery

An exhibition curated by artist Yuen Fong Ling, encouraging us to consider the significance of those represented on, or in opposition to, the plinth.

Lubna Chowdhary: PLURIVERSE

Thu. 4 July 2024 — Sat. 21 December 2024

Graves Gallery

Bold, hybrid installations, drawings and sculptures exploring the interconnectivity of objects in the material world. Including new work the artist developed during residencies in India and Italy.

Sheffield Stories: Caribbean Footsteps

Fri. 10 May 2024 — Sun. 2 May 2027

Weston Park Museum

An exhibition celebrating the many ways that people of African Caribbean heritage have contributed to Sheffield life. With stories of sport, carnival, fighting racism, and more.