Local artist, Matt Cockayne, has been commissioned to produce a special artwork to celebrate 40 years of World Snooker at The Crucible. Cockayne of Goo Design has produced the limited edition print to mark the 40th anniversary of the World Snooker Championships coming to Sheffield. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Cockayne at his Chesterfield studio.
A colourful mural to celebrate the Special Olympics National Games, to be held in Sheffield in August 2017, has been unveiled in Sheffield City Centre. The ground-breaking artwork is a collaboration between local digital artist Greg Harris, Sheffield art students and athletes from Special Olympics GB. It celebrates famous Sheffield landmarks together with images of local icons and Special Olympics athletes from the Sheffield area. Sheffield boxer Kell Brook is a patron of the Special Olympics and took part in the mural unveiling. The finished work will be erected in a prominent position opposite Sheffield train station until the end of the Games in August 2017. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
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.
A fused glass art installation designed by Molly Meleady-Hanley has been unveiled at a war memorial by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield. Molly, aged 13, a pupil at Mount St Mary’s College, created the artwork in memory of the pupils and school staff who fought and died in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The striking tribute was inspired by the centenary of the battle and the forthcoming 175th anniversary of the school. The piece was unveiled in a special ceremony in front of the whole school and invited guests, including the Bishop of Hallam, Ralph Heskett, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, John Holt and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
An exhibition showcasing the work of young Sheffield Artists is on display at the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield.