The Triumph of Maximilian I: Hans Burgkmair and Others, unique collection of prints from the 16th Century when Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I ordered a series of miniature paintings to be created recording his lifetime’s achievements in a bid to secure his place in the chronicles of history, Graves Gallery, from Thursday, March 31 until August 14. See page 27
Days of Sunshine and Rain: Rambling in the 1920s, photographs from the life of George Willis Marshall, presented by Ann Beedham, Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley, daily, 9.30am-5.30pm throughout April (01629 816572, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Angel of History, painting and photography by Stephen Todd of English seascapes which hint at personal stories and make sometimes veiled and sometimes clear reference to classical myth and legend, Cupola Gallery, Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, opening night, Friday, 7.30pm, then Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-6.30pm until May 2.
Smile, Ruthin Craft Centre touring exhibition featuring work by 13 leading contemporary applied artists linked by the theme of one of the simplest but most emotive words in our language, smile, includes Eleanor Glover’s wooden letters spelling out the word like five diverse characters at a party, Craig Mitchell’s cartoon-like ceramics and brooches created by Lindsey Mann as ‘apparatus for the promotion of cheeriness’, Harley Gallery Welbeck, Worksop, from Saturday, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays, 10am-4.30pm, until May 30.
Peak District Artisans Spring Showcase, exhibition of work by around 30 artists, artisans and designers including silversmith Brett Payne’, sculptor Eddie Hallam, stone mason Andy Oldfield, textile artist Verina Warren, painters Suzanne Cannon and Sandra Orme, photographer Chris Farrow and jeweller Lucy Palmer, Haddon Hall, near Bakewell, Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm.
Look at Me! Images of Women and Ageing, exhibition of photographs as part of a project aiming to challenge the stereotypes surrounding ageing women led by a team of researchers from the Universities of Sheffield and Derby working with Eventus cultural development agency, Jessop West Exhibition Space, University of Sheffield. Leavygreave Road, Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm.
Katerina Šedá: Líšeň Profile, brought to Sheffield thanks to the first ever Contemporary Art Society Annual Award, an ambitious new artwork by acclaimed Czech Republic contemporary artist who worked with hundreds of volunteers in a search for those individuals who best reflect the physical profile of her home town, Millennium Gallery, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-5pm, until May 30.
Sports Lab: The Science Behind the Medals, family-friendly exhibition jointly curated by Museums Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University featuring examples of cutting edge sports technology and historic memorabilia plus interactive elements such as a virtual cycle race around Sheffield, Beat the Clock speed reaction test, and a rider’s eye view from a skeleton bobsleigh, Weston Park Museum, Mondays-Fridays, 10am- 4pm, Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-5pm until November 20.
Graphic Nature, drawing on historic decorative arts and natural history specimens from Museums Sheffield’s collections and the work of leading designers from across Europe, a vibrant celebration of nature’s continuing influence on design despite the perception that as our lives become increasingly urban and digitised we may have lost touch with forces and elements which once inspired awe and wonder, Millennium Gallery, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-5pm until July 3.
Clandestine New Life, in a commission to create an original artwork in response to the architecture of the building Suzie Gutteridge has created out of recycled paper cups a tree inspired by the Cyclamen plant and its ability to constantly regenerate itself which adorns the window overlooking Arundel Gate, Millennium Gallery, Thursday, March 31, to Saturday, 10am-5pm, ends Sunday, 11am-5pm.
Displaying Drink, exploring the rich tradition of the drinking rituals and the fascinating objects associated with them in Sheffield’s alehouses, coffeeshops and homes since the 18th century, Metalwork Gallery, Millennium Gallery, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-5pm.
Paul Nash and Fay Godwin, photographic exhibition spotlighting two different artists with a common fascination - the British landscape - with a selection from Godwin’s collaboration with poet Ted Hughes in 1979, Remains of Elmet, depicting the remains of culture, legend, myth and industry in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, contrasting with images in Nash’s posthumous Private World collection taken on his travels around England and across the globe, vividly illustrating his painterly eye for shape, detail and symbolism, Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm.
Spies, first UK solo exhibition by Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ner whose videos explore the ethical question of where to draw the line between the personal and the professional inbringing art and life together, Site Gallery, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am-5.30pm until May 14.
Memoirs of a Showwoman, the spectacular world of Olivier Award winning Marisa Carnesky’s performance career revealed through a showcase of her work fused with archival research from the National Fairground Archive and exploring ghost trains, tattooed ladies, magic, burlesque and waxworks with contemporary theatre practice, Western Bank Library, University of Sheffield, Mondays to Thursdays, 9am – 7pm, Fridays, 10am – 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm to May 13.
People and Events will be the Decoration, a series of new sculptures by Berlin-based artist Eva Berendes displayed across the gallery against the backdrop of a new large-scale curtain installation referred to as a loose ‘parcours’ of objects by the artist whose practice draws on the history and language of abstract painting in conjunction with the application of craft and applied arts, S1 Artspace, Trafalgar Street, Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon to 6pm until April 16.
Pete Marsh: Paintings and Prints, first Sheffield exhibition since his days as an art student in the city by Lancashire-based artist who produces largely landscape and figurative work inspired by hours of mountain biking and walking in the Pennines, University of Sheffield Fine Art Society, Turner Glass Museum, Third Floor, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Portobello Street, Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm to April 8.
Ian Baker, exhibition by one of Britain’s most popular cartoonists and comedy writers whose work has featured in every branch of the media including newspapers and magazines, greeting cards, advertising and marketing, through to product design and television, and showcasing his recent James Bond collection, Rutland Arms, Brown Street, Sundays to Wednesdays, 12 - 11pm, Thursdays-Saturdays, noon to midnight until May 30.
Alexander Millar, limited edition collection of six signed prints by the creator of the iconic ‘Gadgie’ image of the working man shown alongside a new sculpture, The Angel, featuring a ‘Gadgie’ carrying a ladder across his back in a nod to Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North, Castle Galleries, Meadowhall.
Choices, work from the artists at the Coterie Gallery and Fine Art Studio, High Green, showing an eclecticism of artistic expression to give the viewer a choice of artist, medium, and genre’, Chapeltown Library, Nether Ley Avenue, Mondays, 10am-7.30pm, Tuesdays, 9.30am-5.30pm, Thursdays, 9.30am-7.30pm, Fridays, 9.30am-5.30pm and Saturdays, 9.30am-4pm until April 1.
Wortley Paintings 2009 –2010, exhibition of a selection of work by Phil Hutchinson, Heeley City Farm Cafe, Richards Road, daily, 9.30am-4.30pm until Easter.
The Emporium Gallery, 11 artists and craftsmen exhibiting and selling a range of paintings in various mediums, with jewellery, woodturning, pottery, textiles and metal figures from local and national artists on display. Every month the exhibition and displays are changed with the introduction of works from new artists, selection of prints and cards permanently available, Clyde Road, off Broadfield Road, Heeley.
Non Traditional Paintings, and other artwork by local artists for sale at low prices, Rivelin Park Café, daily, 10am-5pm.
Hugger Gallery, features landscapes by Graham Clark and photographic images by Carl Hugger among more than 20 art works on view, plus the chance for visitors to paint a picture on canvas for £10 with all profits going towards planting trees, free tea and coffee, Foundry Climbing Centre Courtyard, Mowbray Street, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-6.30pm (2750005).
Dinner with a Duke: Decoding Dining at Welbeck 1695-1914, exhibition focuses on 400 years of entertaining at the home of the Duke of Portland, looking at the lavish and fashionable tableware, entertaining as social duty, and the specialist departments that included hothouses, bakehouse, poultry house, dairy, fruit and vegetable gardens along with stories of servants eating and drinking to much while the family was away, Treasury Gallery, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, near Worksop, until February 2012.
Day Return to Swinton, photos by Adrian Wynn reflecting the changing seasons and changing industrial landscape in the Lower Don Valley to accompany poems by Ruth Midgley for a booklet publlished by Contours, Swinton Community Libarary, Station Street, Swinton, Mondays and Thursdays, 9am-6.30pm, Tuesdays and Fridays, 9am-5.30pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am-1pm until April 14. See page 28
The Little Black Dress, exhibition of designers‘ personal interpretations of the fashion classic from the days of Coco Chanel to such contemporary designers as Gavin Pierre Medford, Vera Thordardottir, responsible for the silicon jacket worn by Lady Gaga at Elton John‘s White Tie and Tiara ball, Amila Hrustic, Kei Kagami and Barnsley’s very own Rita Britton, The Gallery@ The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, from Thursday, March 31, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 10am-4pm until May 20.
Ane Christensen, internationally acclaimed designer and maker who works with a range of different metals in a variety of scales, creating large sculptural pieces, as well as more abstract vessels, bowls and candlesticks, The Panorama@ The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am—5pm, Sundays, 10am—4pm until May 20.
Headhunter, first of its new series of exhibitions exploring contemporary artists’ responses to the site’s archaeological collection and heritage landscape features a series of intricate drawings by Derby artist EJ Lance inspired by animal bones on display, Lower Ground Floor, Creswell Crags Museum, daily 10am-5.30pm until June 5.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Porta d’Oriente and Architettura, two works by Italian artist Mimmo Paladino can be seen on the formal terrace near the Underground Gallery. Tai Chi Series by Ju Ming; Trees: From Alternative Landscape Components by American artist Dennis Oppenheim, Lower Park area, other work in the landscape of the park currently includes sculpture by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Kenneth Armitage, Jonathan Borofsky, Anthony Caro, Helen Escobedo, Barry Flanagan, Andy Goldsworthy, Greyworld, Nigel Hall, Barbara Hepworth, Phillip King, Sol LeWitt, John Main, Henry Moore, Igor Mitoraj, David Nash, Jaume Plensa, Sophie Ryder, Richard Serra, Serge Spitzer and William Turnbull, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, West Bretton one mile from M1 junction 38, off A637), galleries, 11am-5pm, grounds 10am-6pm.