In this live steamed talk, Dr Elizabeth Robles from the University of Bristol, will explore key artworks by members of the Blk Art Group.
Our Sheffield culture calendar. Filled with picks of the city’s arts, culture and heritage events, both in-person and virtual. Plus reviews and festival guides.
Wed. 28 July 2021
Inspired by the Sheffield Bears, design a bear that could live in a museum or gallery. It could be camouflaged against modern art, live in a river or time-travel to 100 years ago.
Fri. 30 July 2021
Create your own gloriously imaginative and colourful masterpiece at Millennium Gallery's family session.
Mon. 21 June 2021 — Sun. 1 August 2021
A new photo challenge organised by Andro and Eve, aimed at increasing the visibility of the South Yorkshire LGBTQ+ community.
Sheffield people have invented all sorts of things – from stainless steel to shorthand; from artificial bones to bobsleds. This is your chance to design your own Sheffield invention that could make the world a better place!
Fri. 6 August 2021
Take part in some joyful ‘serious play.’ Push paint to its limits and explore how to create depth, contrast and a real sense of excitement and joy on paper and canvas. Open to anyone aged 14–25.
This summer, Site Gallery and Kollective Kitchen are taking part in Sheffield Healthy Holidays, a citywide initiative offering free activities and healthy lunches for young people who qualify for free school meals.
Before TVs and Tiktok, children had to make their own moving pictures and special effects using just paper and pencils and string. Try your hand at this Victorian craft – and find out how it helped scientists understand how our eyes work.
Tue. 10 August 2021
Join Angelica Sule, Programme Director at Site Gallery, for an online panel discussion with artists Maud Haya-Baviera, Joanna Whittle and Victoria Lucas.
Hillsborough Library, Middlewood Road, S6 4HD
Join Ignite Imaginations' artist Jordanna to explore this beautiful park through fun creative activities.
Norwood Allotments, 336 Herries Road, S5 7HA
Join Bright Box Makerspace and its #GirlsWithDrills gang. Get making and inventing things at these drill art workshops, while learning the basic functions of a drill.
Sat. 14 August 2021
Join award-winning artist Paul Evans for a day of drawing from natural environment surrounding Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.
Ever thought how handy it would be to always have a metal-detector or a magic wand in your pocket? Here you can design and make a prototype for a multi-purpose tool that will satisfy even the most imaginative needs.
Tue. 27 July 2021 — Sun. 22 August 2021
Platform 20 features the work of five Sheffield-based artists: James Clarkson, Maud Haya-Baviera, Victoria Lucas, Conor Rogers and Joanna Whittle. Taking place at Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace and Bloc Projects. Come back soon for our review.
Lots of us have been in cars and buses and trams and trains – and some might even have been on a boat or a plane. But the world is ready for a new kind of transport, and this is your chance to design it.
Sun. 25 July 2021 — Sun. 29 August 2021
Head to the Discovery Centre at this 16th-century ruin to take part in hands-on activities on a different theme each week, and to explore the outdoor trail.
Thu. 1 July 2021 — Tue. 31 August 2021
A photography adventure for all ages. While the main event takes a break for 2021, join in a mini version at your own pace this summer. This time, it’s a special Sheffield Round Walk edition.
Sat. 7 August 2021 — Tue. 31 August 2021
Artcade Gallery, Unit 10 The Forum, 127-129 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB
A collection of new work from mural artist and paper sculptor Zoe Genders.
Open Up Sheffield present two special feature exhibitions at DINA and Dyson Place.
Fri. 3 September 2021
Sheffield Museums invites you to Ramble with Ron: from Weston Park Museum to the Millennium Gallery.
The University of Sheffield Archive and Collections team present Meet the Curators sessions.
Sat. 4 September 2021
Join Sheffield Museums for a practical painting workshop with artist and tutor Donna Brewins-Cook.
Sat. 4 September 2021
Pitsmoor Scout Hut, 38 Holtwood Road, S4 7BA
Algomech present a drop-in algorithmic pattern workshop.
Sheffield's annual Art in the Gardens is one of the largest outdoor art exhibitions in the North of England.
Thu. 2 September 2021 — Sun. 5 September 2021
A collaborative weekend-long event, showcasing the variety of cultural activity that takes place in Sheffield. With film screenings, music performances, art and family-friendly activities, and more.
Sun. 5 September 2021
An afternoon of arts and craft activities at The Leadmill.
Mon. 12 July 2021 — Wed. 29 September 2021
The Bears of Sheffield have arrived! Head out on the public arts trail this summer to meet the friendly creatures. They'll be auctioned off to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Sat. 3 July 2021 — Sun. 10 October 2021
Born in Sheffield, John Hoyland (1934-2011) is regarded as one of Britain’s leading abstract painters. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of his passing, this new exhibition showcases some of the very last works he created.
Thu. 5 August 2021 — Sun. 31 October 2021
An exhibition investigating our relationship with our environment. With works by contemporary artists including Helen Chadwick, Richard Long, Dan Holdsworth, Miroslaw Balka, Theaster Gates and Berlinde De Bruyckere.
Thu. 20 May 2021 — Sun. 28 November 2021
An exhibition of work by socially-engaged photographers from the late 1980s and 90s. Capturing a significant turning point in Sheffield's regeneration and reflecting both the hope and hard realities of the time.