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Platform 21

Fri. 21 January 2022 — Sun. 20 February 2022


Jan Hopkins, Dad’s Paisley Scarf [c1963]. Pencil on paper, 2021

Platform is an artistic development programme that allows artists to explore new ideas in a public space and test new thinking with audiences.

Presented across three galleries in Sheffield city centre, Platform 21 is a fascinating insight into five artists’ work developed during the first year of their two-year residency with Sheffield’s visual arts organisations.

The artists:
Rachael Colley
Jan Hopkins
Seiko Kinoshita
Anisa Nuh-Ali
Lea Torp Nielsen

The galleries:
Site Gallery
Yorkshire Artspace
Bloc Projects

The artists began their residencies in January 2021 and are five of twenty from the Sheffield City Region taking part in the Freelands Artist Programme. The Freelands Artist Programme supports emerging artists across the UK in partnership with g39, Cardiff, PS2, Belfast and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. Each artist receives a two-year paid residency which includes investment in professional development, production as well as opportunities to exhibit.

A public programme of talks, workshops and events will be announced soon.

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