Sheffield artist Pete McKee has created a limited edition artwork on 500 tin cans to be given to people who donate food to the S2 Food Bank. Aiming to raise awareness of food banks, the McKee tins will be launched at a pop up store on Division Street. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
A new artwork that charts Sheffield’s urban landscape has been installed at the Cholera Monument on Claywood Drive. The cast iron compass design, by local artist and sculptor Jason Thomson, was commissioned by Friends of Sheaf Valley Park with the support of a legacy from late Sheffield Hallam University mathematics professor Warren Gilchrist. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Thousands are expected to attend the UK’s largest documentary film festival as Doc/Fest opens for its 25th anniversary. With hundrds of films on show, plus workshops, events and exhibitions, including virtual realities and new media technologies, the six day long festival is set to welcome over 40,000 visitors. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
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!