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

Art picks

After months of closure, several of Sheffield's galleries are now open once again. Each gallery has a capacity on visitors at any one time, while Site Gallery, Millennium Gallery and Bloc Projects are all encouraging pre-booking to help manage numbers. Head out on an art crawl of the city with these picks of the exhibitions and artists' events on in Sheffield this month and coming soon.

Browse the What's On calendar for more.

Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth

Sat. 12 September 2020 — Sun. 1 November 2020

Millennium Gallery

An exhibition of over 50 works from one of the UK’s most significant collections of drawings by artists from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries who've become known as Old Masters. The likes of Carpaccio, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and more.

Stephen Todd: Fact From Fiction

Fri. 9 October 2020 — Sat. 14 November 2020

Cupola Gallery

An exhibition of work rooted in narrative, by Sheffield-based artist Stephen Todd. Conjuring images from Greek mythology and other histories, and drawing us into stories both real and imagined.

All Shall Pass

Wed. 21 October 2020 — Sat. 14 November 2020

Fronteer Gallery, 18 Exchange Street, S2 5TS

An exhibition of postcard art on the theme of the passing of the year, in a brand new city centre gallery.

Makers Mill

Sat. 14 November 2020

A cosy autumn afternoon of crafting, with three workshops led by Sheffield makers.

Handmade for Christmas

Sat. 17 October 2020 — Wed. 23 December 2020

Millennium Gallery

Christmas will be a little different this year, but Millennium Gallery's popular Handmade for Christmas is returning, with gifts created by talented makers from across the region.

Points of Rupture

Wed. 9 September 2020 — Thu. 31 December 2020

Site Gallery

Artist Phoebe Davies dives into the world of competitive sport. Her exhibition of film and sound work lays bare the physical and mental strength necessary to thrive and – fundamentally – to win. Read more in our review.

Bloc Billboard: Kedisha Coakley

Fri. 13 November 2020 — Sun. 14 February 2021

Bloc Projects

A brand new outdoor artwork commission by Kedisha Coakley exploring the history of wallpaper, blackness, and legacies of the British empire.

The Sheffield Project: Photographs of a Changing City

Fri. 23 October 2020 — Mon. 3 May 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.