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

Art picks

Head out on an art crawl of the city, with our picks of the exhibitions and artists' events on in Sheffield this month.

Browse the What's On calendar for even more art events.

Joe Scarborough: Life in the Big Village

Sat. 17 August 2019 — Sun. 24 November 2019

Weston Park Museum

Over 60 paintings and drawings from the 50-year career of one of Sheffield's best-loved artists.


Mon. 4 November 2019 — Sat. 30 November 2019

Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, S2 5TR

Seventeen artists based at Yorkshire Artspace's Exchange Place Studios respond to the theme of regeneration.

David Fennell-Roberts

Thu. 7 November 2019 — Sun. 1 December 2019

The Dorothy Pax, Arch 17, Wharf Street, Victoria Quays, S2 5SY

A canalside exhibition of landscapes, natural and man-made, by painter and printmaker David Fennell-Roberts.


Mon. 18 November 2019 — Sun. 1 December 2019

Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, S1 2LH

Sheffield Photographic Society's annual exhibition.
Presenting work from 42 members, ranging from street photography to natural history, landscapes to portraiture, architecture to travel.

Fronteer Open

Wed. 27 November 2019 — Fri. 6 December 2019

35 Chapel Walk

Fronteer is an arts initiative that seeks to instigate creative opportunities both nationally and internationally. It returns this November with its second annual Fronteer Open – an art prize with accompanying exhibition at 35 Chapel Walk.

Ilona Sagar: Deep Structure

Fri. 11 October 2019 — Sat. 14 December 2019

S1 Artspace

A beguiling film and exhibition inspired by Park Hill’s iconic architecture and its 1960s social experiment, and exploring wellbeing through looking at buildings as organisms. Does social planning have social effect? Read our review.

Darren O'Brien – Sharrow Vale and the Antiques Quarter

Sat. 14 December 2019 — Sun. 15 December 2019

Abbeydale Picture House

A weekend-long exhibition and an afternoon of talks in the Picture House's Fly Tower, launching local photographer Darren O'Brien's new photo book documenting life in Sharrow Vale and the Antiques Quarter.

Birdsong in Winter

Sun. 8 December 2019 — Tue. 24 December 2019

Yorkshire Artspace - Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, S2 5TR

An exhibition of work in mosaic and wood by Diana Storey and Henk Littlewood.


Sat. 23 November 2019 — Sat. 4 January 2020

Cupola Gallery

Cupola's Christmas exhibition – featuring a wonderful array of work from 55 artists responding to the theme of ‘Symbol’, with paintings, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, photography, installation, glassware and jewellery.

Rewriting The Future

Fri. 27 September 2019 — Sun. 26 January 2020

Site Gallery

Exploring alternative narratives on gender, power, ecology and community.


Tue. 19 November 2019 — Sat. 29 February 2020


An earthy and sensual collection of figures, fauna and horses by London-based artist Jessica Jane Charleston in DINA Diner – comprised of the largest linocuts she's printed yet, alongside small jewel-like oils on board.