A new creative arts centre, Trafalgar Studios, is set to open in Sheffield city centre as a home for artists, painters, jewellery makers and others. The initiative is led by artists formerly located at Bank Street Arts. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
A new creative art and fundraising event Funk ‘n’ Doodle, hosted at The Albion pub on London Road, has raised over £7,000 for Mind, the mental health charity. The event, bringing people together to destress by doodling and dancing to a funky soundtrack of up and coming Sheffield DJ’s, is the debut promotion of Fellevents, a student-led arts collective. Nick Coleman reports for Sheffied Live! This report contains some flashing images.
Homelessness charity Roundabout are celebrating forty years of services by hosting Britain’s first art roadshow banger rally with the theme Bangers and Cash. The charity are inviting forty local businesses to each purchase an old car worth £650 or less and have it painted by a local artist to drive from Sheffield to Monte Carlo. The car bonnets will then go to an exhibition to be auctioned off for charity. Nick Coleman reports for Sheffield Live!
An exhibition exploring the taboo of silence around stillbirth, miscarriage and sudden infant death syndrome is on display at The Art House Sheffield. Remembering Baby is inspired by academic research and highlights the hidden side of infant loss. It features memory boxes, notes from bereaved parents to their children and artwork illustrating their loss. The exhibition uses visual and audio art to explore how both parents and medical staff experience and encounter death “at the very beginning of life”.
Arts charity, Ignite Imaginations, has presented a new exhibition at Sheffield Winter Gardens exploring issues of mental health and identity. The project has been development in partnership with Adullam Homes and support of the National Lottery. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Louisa Golob, chief executive of Ignite Imaginations.
Sheffield-based Yorkshire Artspace has submitted plans to refurbish its Exchange Place studios in the Castlegate quarter as a location for artists and creatives. The former South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive building will house up to 80 artists but is in need of modernisation. The organisation has been awarded a £500,000 grant from the Arts Council for work to commence. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A new exhibition from Heeley Art Club has been launched at the Winter Gardens to bring local artists’ work to a wider public. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The second phase of the Park Hill flats redevelopment has been launched with the unveiling of Sculpture Park Hill, part of a new public artspace. The first commission and the only permanent work planned for the 3.5 acre site are a series of disc-shaped concrete plinths. The Park Hill Plinths have been designed through a collaboration between artist Keith Wilson and landscape architect Tim Osborne. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Following the unveiling of plans for the region’s largest ever public art project, Sheffield Live! spoke to artist Alex Chinneck about the ideas and inspirations behind the planned sculpture trail. The £450,000 Onwards and Upwards project funded by E.ON, will use 100,000 bricks and features five chimneys. Two form an arch across the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal, one appears to float in mid-air, another is tied in a knot and a fifth appears cracked and illuminated from within. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
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!