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Art gives voice to the voiceless and fame to the ignored. You can learn various forms of art from dancing to sketching in Sheffield. There are designated classes, drama workshops, and art events in Sheffield for the same. If you just want to be a mere spectator you can attend theatre events and art exhibitions in Sheffield too.
Ever wanted to volunteer in those nukkad, nataks or street shows? Wish to learn the basics of painting? Well, just explore through the art & theatre events in Sheffield.
Sheffield lies in the metropolis of South Yorkshire, England and is a city filled to the brim with art and culture. More than half of the city is maintained as green space and national parks. The authentic beauty of the city is ingrown with its vibrant art forms and not to mention, its history. It is after all the mother of the world’s oldest football club and United Kingdom’s first ice hockey team. It is also the birthplace of stainless steel and is majorly seen as an industrial city but the fame of Sheffield art is unquestioned.
Music, museums, theatre, films, folk culture, street art; everything finds its own little space in Sheffield’s art culture. It is the proud abode to several creative minds who find this city a canvas to paint and this is largely evident by the walls full of graffiti and street art in Sheffield. So if you happen to be a street art enthusiast, this is undoubtedly one of the best places to be in. You cannot walk across a street and not find it to be a prolific destination for street art in Sheffield regardless of it being a posh infrastructure or a back alley pub. Art is harmony parallel with nature and this city is symbolic to that with its layout and creativity closely intertwined and inspired by mother nature.
Sheffield has attracted and produced many famous names in the creative field. Kid Acne, Rob Lee, Phlegm, John Ruskin, Pete McKee are just to name a few. The Great Sheffield Art Show is the largest open art platform or ‘art for sale’ event in England with as many as over three hundred artists exhibiting their work for sale with over 1000 art pieces to pick from. The Annual Art in the Gardens held in the Sheffield Botanical gardens every year is the biggest art exhibition in Sheffield or United Kingdom for that matter. The Folk Forest Fair is free to access, open to all fair that includes art displays, heritage craft workshops, creative market and everything art in Sheffield. The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair is an art exhibition in Sheffield depicting in print the work by designers, artists, and graphic illustrators.
The Millennium Gallery is a famous art gallery in Sheffield and has exhibitions of the famous Ruskin collection, Metalwork collection by Sykes Gallery and so on. It also hosts several events like Leonardo’s Sunday gallery, Leonardo’s little inventors, craft clubs, and life drawings. The Grave’s Gallery has permanent art exhibitions in Sheffield like A century of change, Comfort blanket, Abstraction and Art now. It occasionally holds several exhibitions like Quiet Places, Wilhemina Barns-Graham’s work. There are also several events like the Graves Art Club, Talking life and Talking art. S1 Artspace in Sheffield is where about 150 artists have been living. Hosts occasional exhibitions of work by artists like Hito Steyerl and Jessica Warboys. B&B Gallery is a small but renowned screen-printing gallery and studio that presents a select collection of limited edition prints.
Looking for a place to exhibit your art or to attend art workshops in Sheffield?
Here's a list of art studios in Sheffield for art exhibitions and workshops: