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.
Our Sheffield culture calendar. Filled with picks of the city’s arts, culture and heritage events, both in-person and virtual. Plus reviews and festival guides.
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.
Thu. 16 September 2021 — Thu. 30 September 2021
Artcade Gallery, Unit 10 The Forum, 127–129 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB
A collection of works on paper and oil paintings by Kieran Ingram, influenced by the ‘folk horror’ genre, British folklore and the occult.
Develop your drawing skills working from a nude model with support from an artist tutor at Millennium Gallery's weekly life drawing session.
Sat. 2 October 2021
Sheffield-based band Sister Wives will play live within artist Rafaël Rozendaal's immersive installation Permanent Distraction, against large-scale floor-to-ceiling abstract projections.
Tue. 5 October 2021
Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens host an online talk about how bulbs can bring colour throughout the year.
Sat. 2 October 2021 — Tue. 5 October 2021
An exhibition of field recordings by Jim Ghedi and photographs by Laura Merrill. Guiding visitors through the green spaces within four council and social estates in Sheffield, and illustratating nature and city in proximity to each other.
Wed. 6 October 2021
Explore why it become so difficult for artists to respond to landscape in traditional ways in this lunchtime talk. Connected to the current exhibition Earthbound: Contemporary Landscape from the Roberts Institute of Art.
A creative street market for Sheffield city centre. Filling Division Street with live music and independent retail once a month from August onwards.
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.
Wed. 13 October 2021
Meet some of the Sheffield Museums team and find out about the stories behind some of their favourite objects in the city's collections. This time, the theme is animals and nature. You are also invited to bring along an object to show.
Sat. 16 October 2021
Historian Laura Alston delivers an illustrated talk exploring the hidden histories of artists and artistes in Victorian and Edwardian Sheffield, by researching the impressive life stories of some of the 87,000 people buried in the General Cemetery.
Join artist Donna Brewins-Cook for a creative journey into urban paradise – you will be taken on an artistic adventure through historic notions of paradise to present-day ideas.
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.
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.
Sat. 20 November 2021 — Sun. 21 November 2021
Peek into some of the most fascinating studios in town and meet their creative residents.
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.
Thu. 23 September 2021 — Thu. 23 December 2021
A major new exhibition from Dutch-Brazilian artist Rafaël Rozendaal. With immersive, floor-to-ceiling website installations, exploring the slippage between physical and digital realities.
Fri. 3 September 2021 — Sat. 15 January 2022
The Graves Gallery reopens after its refurbishment with a new exhibition celebrating the work of acclaimed sculptor Mark Firth.