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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 – both online and in person.

As our city's much-missed galleries reopen, check their visitor guidance – you may need to book in advance.

Life Drawing

Multiple dates

Millennium Gallery

Develop your drawing skills working from a nude model with support from an artist tutor at Millennium Gallery's weekly life drawing session.

Becoming fugitive state: Dominique White

Fri. 24 September 2021 — Sat. 23 October 2021

Bloc Projects

A new exhibition of drawings by artist Dominique White, examining Blackness through Afrofuturism and dredging what she calls the 'Shipwreck[ed]'.

Anomaly Life Drawing

Multiple dates

The Milliowners Arms, Alma Street, S3 8RY

Life drawing classes that aim to spark new ideas, using artist references and set design to help you push your creative boundaries. Join them this autumn in their new venue, next to The Millowners Arms in Kelham Island Museum.

Earthbound: Contemporary Landscape from the Roberts Institute of Art

Thu. 5 August 2021 — Sun. 31 October 2021

Millennium Gallery

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.

In A Vase by Lianne Mellor

Fri. 8 October 2021 — Sun. 31 October 2021

Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, S2 5TR

Painter and allotment holder Lianne Mellor presents an exhibition of new still life paintings inspired by the changing seasons.

Liah Edwardes: Form

Fri. 29 October 2021 — Thu. 4 November 2021

Exchange Place Studios, S2 5TR

Liah Edwardes is an artist and facilitator for Anomaly Life Drawing. In this exhibition, she moves away from traditional life drawing and presents a new collection of patterned drawings, mixed media portraits and photographs.

Craft Jam

Fri. 12 November 2021

Millennium Gallery

A late night crafting extravaganza.

Sheffield Print Fair

Sat. 13 November 2021

Millennium Gallery

Watch printmaking in action and pick up a print or two to take home.

Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios

Sat. 20 November 2021 — Sun. 21 November 2021

Yorkshire Artspace

Peek into some of the most fascinating studios in town and meet their creative residents.

The Sheffield Project: Photographs of a Changing City

Thu. 20 May 2021 — Sun. 28 November 2021

Weston Park Museum

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.

Rafaël Rozendaal – Permanent Distraction

Thu. 23 September 2021 — Thu. 23 December 2021

Site Gallery

"Abstract forms, shifting perspectives and geometric sprites." Read our writer Steven's review of this meditative exhibition, which aims to answer the question: how do we blend the physical and digital space?

Precision as a State of Mind: Sculptures by Mark Firth

Fri. 3 September 2021 — Sat. 15 January 2022

Graves Gallery

The Graves Gallery reopens after its refurbishment with a new exhibition celebrating the work of acclaimed sculptor Mark Firth.