A pop-up art exhibition has been on display at the Arundel Gate underpass giving passers by the chance to view work by talented local artists and to put in a bid by silent auction. Money raised will be donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as part of the programme of events sponsored by IKEA in the run up to the launch of their new Sheffield store. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Almost ten years since the demolition of the Tinsley Towers, artist Alex Chinneck will reveal his Onwards and Upwards sculpture trail supported by Sheffield Council and E.ON. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
An unusual sculpture of a peregrine falcon created with Allen keys is display outside Sheffield’s train station as part of IKEA’s Wonderful Everyday tour of Sheffield. The sculpture was designed by local artist Jason Heppenstall who is known for his animal designs made of reclaimed materials. It is part of a series of events to mark the launch of the company’s new store in Tinsley. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The week long Nether Edge Festival has launched with an official opening and carnival at St Peter’s Hall Common Ground on Machon Bank Road. The family friendly event features music, concerts, art, literature and sports activities and culminates with the Party in the Park on 24 September. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A stunning public art installation by acclaimed British artist Alex Chinneck has appeared on Sheffield Road, Tinsley and is expected to draw dozens of people to the site. The sculpture depicts a red Vauxhall Corsa hanging upside-down from a curling strip of tarmac close to the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal. The location is the planned site for a major public artwork by the same artist, due to be completed by summer 2019. The current week-long installation titled Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together aims to show the potential of public art to engage residents and visitors, and to promote awareness of the Tinsley Art Project. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Arts charity Ignite Imaginations have launched a new initiative working with Age UK to seek out hidden creative talent in the older generations. Starting with a pilot project in Burngreave the charity hopes to roll out the concept to other parts of the city. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to project developer Helen Moyes.
The Alternative Realities exhibition at the Millennium Gallery and in Tudor Square provided a taste of emerging technologies including 3D and 360 degree film-making. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake gazes into the future.
Open Up Sheffield was created in 1998 as an annual showcase for independent artists and craftspeople, across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. The event, which is free and open to all visitors, has become a popular fixture in the local creative calendar. Now in its nineteenth year, art lovers across the region are as keen as ever to take a look inside the workshops and studios of Sheffield’s local artists. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Site Gallery has announced an ambitious expansion project with over £2.7m investment to create a new gallery and events space on Paternoster Row. Sheffield’s leading contemporary art space specialises in new media, moving image and performance and will treble the scale of its public offer including a new 262 square metre gallery and a flexible event space for education, creative activity and commercial hires. The plans also provide for a 40-seat café, a shop and business units. Work is planned to commence in April 2017, with the existing gallery to be temporarily closed while work takes place. A programme of pop-up events is planned in the interim. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
The Rotary Club of Abbeydale are holding their annual A Level Exhibition at Sheffield Town Hall where a selection of the best pictures produced by Sheffield A level students is displayed. It includes work submitted to the annual National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) / Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) competition. In the past four years, three of the pictures have featured in exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London. The A Level exhibition is a working exhibition and, with the help of the Sheffield branch of NADFAS, it also features artists in residence. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to exhibition organiser Ken Marshall.