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Arts for over the 50’s project launches in Burngreave

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.

Sheffield artists’ open studios celebration

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 announces ambitious expansion

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!

Young Sheffield artists showcase their work

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.

Unwanted artwork sale opens at Cupola Gallery

More than 300 artists working across a range of media have offered their under-the-bed artworks for sale to the public as part of an annual exhibition at Cupola Gallery. The gallery, established in 1991, is one of the most respected spaces for the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art and craft in the North of England. Baillor Jalloh spoke to Graham Shapley, general manager at Cupola Gallery.

Artists and campaigners join to make art to change the world

Artists, activists and campaigners shared their ideas and tools at the Sheffield Institute of Arts in the Old Post Office for the workshop ‘Art Possibility Action’. The event aimed to bring together those who want to change the world with their art, and those who want to find out how art can help in effective political action. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!