Art In The Gardens: More than 300 artists and craftspeople to exhibit work

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MORE than 300 artists and craftspeople with be exhibiting around 4,000 pieces of work in Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens this weekend.

Art in the Gardens, now in its eighth year, is the north of England’s largest outdoor art show, and welcomes visitors from all over the country.

There will be a variety of pieces on display this year, including photography, ceramics, textiles, print-making, leatherwork, wood-turning, glass, jewellery and sculpture.

Styles on show will vary from impressionism to abstract, by both professionals and talented amateurs.

Paintings from the private collection of respected local artist Peter Owen Jones, who was born in Bradwell and taught art in Sheffield, will also be on view.

Musical performances across the weekend, a children’s area and a market will ensure there is plenty to keep visitors busy, in addition to enjoying the beautiful gardens themselves.

Coun Leigh Bramall, Sheffield Council cabinet spokesman for environment and transport, said: “There really will be something for everyone at the Art in the Gardens show this year.

“There’s so much to see and do that it will be difficult for anyone to fit it into just one day. The Botanical Gardens make a superb setting for the show and it seems to get better every year, so we’re confident it will be a great success again this year.”

The show will be open from 10.30am until 5.30pm each day. Admission is £6 for adults, and accompanied children under 16 years are admitted free.

n Log on to www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/artinthegardens or call 0114 273 6839 for more information.