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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Art picks

Head out on an art crawl of the city, with our picks of the exhibitions and artists' events on in Sheffield this month.

Browse the What's On calendar for even more art events.

Collage Club

Multiple dates

Cutlery Works

A monthly craft social for adults, bringing people together for a fun and cosy morning of cake, chat and collage.

Tulpa: Allan Gardner & Sean Patrick Campbell

Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 22 February 2020

Bloc Projects

Tulpa is a collaborative exhibition of works from two artists whose work explores cultural myths, fear, control, and the relationships between the personal, social, philosophical and psychological.

Spaces for Creation Symposium

Thu. 27 February 2020

Site Gallery

A symposium to wrap up the City of Ideas series of conversations about urbanism and cultural space. With leading artists, architects, urbanists and public designers.

Empire Hangover

Fri. 31 January 2020 — Fri. 28 February 2020

Sidney + Matilda

An exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by mixed media artist Dan Cimmermann, interrogating British identity, class divide, and social behaviour. Read our review.

Wetlands

Tue. 19 November 2019 — Sat. 29 February 2020

DINA

An earthy and sensual collection of figures, fauna and horses by London-based artist Jessica Jane Charleston in DINA Diner – comprised of the largest linocuts she's printed yet, alongside small jewel-like oils on board.

Transmission: Platform Artists In Conversation

Tue. 3 March 2020

Charles Street Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University, 33 Charles Street, S1 2ND

Join Site Gallery curator Angelica Sule for a conversation with artists Alison J. Carr, Yuen Fong Ling, Zoyander Street, Lucy Vann, and Siân Williams.

The Pottery Experience

Multiple dates

The Art House

A full-day workshop providing a great introduction to traditional hand-building techniques and giving you a guided session on the electric potter’s wheel. 

Landmass

Mon. 2 March 2020 — Sat. 7 March 2020

Sidney + Matilda

A sonic and visual portrait of the Scottish archipelago of Orkney, created by sound art collective SONA – using photography, field recordings, data visualisation and sonification techniques.

Stand

Sun. 26 January 2020 — Sun. 8 March 2020

Kelham Island Museum

A sculptural sound installation, reinterpreting the museum's collections through contemporary art – drawing connections between the processes of making, the products made, and mental wellbeing. Read our review.

Bloc Projects Members Show 2020

Fri. 28 February 2020 — Sat. 14 March 2020

Bloc Projects

The Bloc Projects Members Show is an annual group exhibition that forms a key part of their yearly curated programme and made up of work selected from an open call to Bloc Projects Members.

Photomarathon Sheffield

Sat. 21 March 2020

Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, S1 2LH

Ready, set, snap! Photomarathon Sheffield is a fun photography adventure for all ages. Booking opens on Thursday 30th January at midday – with a limited number of free places for under-16s and charitable organisations.

Art Battle Sheffield

Sat. 21 March 2020

92 Burton Rd, Sheffield S3 8DA

The global live art tournament comes to Sheffield! Watch artists compete live – transforming blank canvas to finished works in a fixed 20 minutes – and vote for your favourite to go through to the next round.

Transient Lines

Tue. 17 March 2020 — Sun. 22 March 2020

Bloc Projects

New artwork from four artists – Deborah Lee, Myfanwy Williams, Clee Claire Lee, and Katie Jamieson – which both celebrates and decries boundaries.

Richard Bartle: Nomadic Tales

Sat. 18 January 2020 — Sun. 12 April 2020

Millennium Gallery

Spectacular paintings inspired by the 14th-century artist known as Black Pen – whose work crossed the borders of Turkey, Iran, China and Mongolia, depicting demons, nomadic lifestyles and ancient cultures. Read our review.

Loved&Lost

Sat. 14 December 2019 — Mon. 13 April 2020

Weston Park Museum

A beautiful, intensely moving exploration of loss and grief by documentary photographer Simon Bray. Read our review.

Palm to Palm: Movement Workshop

Sat. 2 May 2020

Site Gallery

Artist and choreographer duo Bhebhe&Davies lead an intergenerational workshop exploring physicality and performance for camera, drawing on dance, resistance training, sports drills, and other systems of movement.

Points of Rupture

Fri. 21 February 2020 — Sun. 17 May 2020

Site Gallery

An exhibition of new moving image work, a soundscape and installation by Phoebe Davies, exploring tactility, training and the recovery of athletes engaged in contact sports.

Bloc Billboard: Robin Waart

Fri. 28 February 2020 — Sun. 24 May 2020

Bloc Projects

Artist Robin Waart is the first artist to present work as part of the 2020 billboard programme on the side of the gallery on Eyre Lane.

Photomarathon Sheffield exhibition

Sat. 25 April 2020 — Sun. 21 June 2020

Millennium Gallery

One day in the life of the city, from the perspective of the entrants in this year's Photomarathon photography challenge.