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April 11 - April 11 82013



Dore Art Group: annual art exhibition of pictures to view and/ or buy, plus cards and notelets on sale, refreshments and chance to meet the artists, Dore Old School, Savage Lane, Dore, Friday, 2pm-6pm, Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm.

Hallam Art Group Spring Exhibition: display of the diversity of original work produced by the members, many of whom will be on hand to chat and answer questions, plus opportunity for public to vote for their favourite picture on the them of the Tour de France, Hallam Community Hall, Hallam Grange Crescent, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.


Force of Nature - Picturing Ruskin’s Landscape: exhibition takes on the huge theme of landscape, as reflected in the thoughts and opinions of John Ruskin, drawn mainly from Sheffield’s own Ruskin and art collections and also including paintings by Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, alongside contemporary artists such as Julian Opie and George Shaw, Millennium Gallery, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 11am-4pm until June 23.

Designed to Shine: 100 years of Stainless Steel, as part of a city-wide celebration of the Harry Brearley centenary an exhibition exploring a century of design and innovation, showcasing the diversity and quality of products made in stainless steel in Sheffield and beyond, Millennium Gallery, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 11am-4pm to October 13.

Rustless - The Harry Brearley Story: as part of the city-wide celebration of the Stainless Steel centenary an exhibition of more than 50 pieces from the city’s industrial collection, as well as a series of significant loans from industry, the Sheffield Assay Office and the Brearley family, Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Mondays–Thursdays, 10am-4pm, Sundays, 11am-4.45pm to November 17 (Adults £5/ £4, U16 free).

Stay Bright Keep Bright - The Impact of Stainless Steel on Everyday Life: exhibition highlighting the significance of Harry Brearley’s groundbreaking discovery and its effect on our lives today, from the humble table knife to cutting edge surgical instruments, Hawley Tool Collection, Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Mondays–Thursdays, 10am-4pm, Sundays, 11am-4.45pm to December 31 (Adults £5/ £4, U16 free).

Stainless: collaboration between artist Wildago and cartoonist James Whitworth, offering a unique perspective on the stainless steel centenary celebrations each using the same set of Sheffield landmark photographs with links to stainless steel and adding their own signature characters, Camp Wildago, Hawley Street, junction of Campo Lane, to Saturday, 10am-3pm.

Repository: sculpture resulting from a collaboration between sculptor Anthony Bennett and Brian Alcock, Sheffield’s last jobbing cutlery grinder as Part of the artist’s Swarfhorse series, which aims to highlight the plight of Sheffield’s grinding industry and to celebrate over 500 years of creating bespoke cutting edges in Sheffield, Millennium Gallery Avenue, until October 13.

The Power of the Print: Leonard Beaumont Rediscovered (1891–1986, : exhibition revisiting a neglected son of the city, prolific artist and designer who started his career at the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, attended evening classes at Sheffield School of Art and began making prints in the 1920s, specialising in bold lino cuts and etchings influenced by the Vorticists, Graves Gallery, Wednesdays–Fridays, 10am–3pm, Saturdays, 11am–3pm to September 13.

Turner and the Monro Masters: some of Sheffield’s finest watercolours by the great masters of the medium – JMW Turner, Thomas Girtin, Peter De Wint and John Sell Cotman – all ‘schooled’ at the academy of Dr Thomas Monro, where they perfected their technique by copying from his great collection of watercolours, Graves Gallery, Thursday and Friday, 10am–3pm, ends Saturday, 11am–3pm.

The Seven Treasures - Japanese Enamels from the V&A: showcase of beautiful pieces produced between 1880 and 1910 when the Japanese enamelling industry reached a level of exquisite sophistication that would later come to be regarded as a Golden Age, alongside enamels produced in Sheffield, showing different but not unrelated traditions and techniques, Weston Park Museum, Mondays to Saturdays, 10am– 4pm, Sundays, 11am–4pm to June 2.

Treasures Gallery Redisplay: led by young people in the city as part of the Precious Cargo project for the Cultural Olympiad, displays tracing the fascinating history of objects in Sheffield’s World Cultures collection from Africa, Asia and North America, exploring their links with the city and its people, Weston Park Museum, Mondays–Saturdays, 10am–4pm, Sundays, 11am–4pm.

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, Sundays, 11am-4pm.

Sheffield Entertained: exhibition of original posters, footage and rare artefacts from fairs and circuses in Sheffield over the past 200 years drawn from the National Fairground Archive’s collections along with material loaned from Museums Sheffield and the Local Studies Collection, Western Bank Library Exhibition Space, University of Sheffield, Mondays to Thursdays, 9am-7pm, Fridays, 10am-7pm and Saturdays, 12-6pm to May 6.

Platform - In the Making: an exhibition bringing back to the gallery 15 artists and collectives who carried out residencies there over the past seven years - Anna Barham, AUDiNT (Toby Heys + Steve Goodman), Ben Cain, Brigid McLeer, Duncan Higgins, Elizabeth Price, Graham Ellard & Stephen Johnstone, Hester Reeve, Jerome Harrington, Mat Do, Richard William Wheater, Ross Jardine, Simon Blackmore, Sonya Dyer and Tom Woolner - and considering the impact the residency had on the artists’ practice, Site Gallery, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am-6pm to June 1.

The Song of Meeting and Parting: Sheffield artist Paul Evans has created a flock of starlings gathering prior to winter migration and as the flock grows, mutations ripple across the surface generating patterns of colour and texture, BLOC Billboard, Eyre Lane, until May 29.

Wireless Worlds: exhibition by Esther Johnson includes Analogue Kingdom a poetic moving-image portrait of Gerald Wells, founder and curator of the British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University, Cantor Building, Arundel Street, daily, 10am-5pm (8pm late opening on Wednesdays) to April 21.

Leisure and Pleasure: Barnsley and District Art Society with a host of new paintings as a reflection of relaxation and pleasurable pursuits created in art form through the use of an eclectic mix of thematic ideas, styles and media. Coterie Gallery, Paces Campus, Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm until April 31.

Billy Connolly’s New Art Collection: six limited edition prints by the actor, comedian and musician reflecting influences from a busy year, including filming on The Hobbit in New Zealand, available to purchase as a limited edition of 95 hand-signed framed prints, Castle Galleries, Meadowhall.

CASCADE:, Theresa Easton, Newcastle based print and book creator, brings to the bookshop a flavour of the North East in the form of cascading library books and Sunderland themed handmade books by international and national makers, The Last Chapter, corner of Rustlings Road and Ecclesall Road, daily 10am-5pm until May 3.

Cranks and Revolutions: retrospective curated by the Cupola Gallery for Sheffield-born artist Paul Warrender who died in 2010 celebrates his lifelong commitment to producing graphics on a voluntary basis in support of community and environmental organisations along with other images reflecting his family’s involvement in community life in Walkley, The Circle, Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5pm until April 19.

Food For Thought: colourful artwork, mainly acrylics, by artist, poet and musician Emmanuel Street, Bank Street Arts, Bank Street, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am - 5pm until April 30.

Sarah Abbott: exhibition of printed work by Sheffield artist/illustrator, Showroom Cinema Box Office, daily during box office hours, until April 21.

Closing Time: varieties of sculptural work by Simon Wigglesworth Baker, Gage Gallery, Kelham Island Art Collective, Lion Works, Ball Street, opening evening Friday, 6.30pm-9.30pm continuing daily,10am-4pm until April 19.

Danny Abrahams: exhibition of oil on canvas by the Bradford-born landscape artist, Heartbeat Gallery, Orchard Centre, West Bar Green, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11am-6pm until May 11.

Monomania: a selected open submission exhibition of work exploring how an artist’s obsessions and fixations can produce valuable artistic creations, Cupola Gallery, Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Friday, 7.30pm, , Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-6.30pm, Sundays and Mondays, 11am-4pm until April 24.

Fabrication: exhibition by 20 Sheffield Hallam photography students giving their own interpretation of “fabrication” explored in various genres and practices of photography both creatively and personally, Montgomery Arts Centre, Surrey Street, Mondays to Fridays, 9am-4pm (late opening Tuesdays to 6pm) to April 29.

The Winter 2013 exhibition: mixed exhibition with works by established artists Sandra Blow, Maxwell Doig, John Milne and David Naylor bringing a touch of the abstract to the gallery alongside regular gallery artists Andrew Hunt, Roy Ridsdale and Paul Curtis’s figurative works includes Maxwell Doig’s Two Figures on a Bed, which featured in his 1994 Hart Gallery exhibition, Porter Brook Gallery, Ecclesall Road, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10.30am to 4.30pm, Thursdays and Fridays, 10.30am-2.30pm, Saturdays, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Cranks and Revolutions: retrospective curated by the Cupola Gallery for Sheffield-born artist The Corner Gallery: art and craft made in Sheffield — printed, painted, sculpted, turned, stitched, etched, glued, fired, glazed and framed — The Heeley Bank Antiques Centre, Queens Road.

Non Traditional Paintings: and other artwork by local artists for sale at low prices, Rivelin Park Café, daily, 10am-5pm.

William Turnbull at Chatsworth: major retrospective of a major figure in post-war British art who died in November 2012 includes large-scale outdoor sculpture, paintings and drawings displayed across both House and Garden, North Sketch Gallery, Chatsworth, near Bakewell, daily, 11am - 5.30pm until June 30.

Views from the Riverbank: Landscapes by Rembrandt: ten drawings by the Dutch Master on show to visitors at Chatsworth since they were purchased by the second Duke of Devonshire in 1724/25, Old Master Drawings Cabinet, Chatsworth House, daily, 11am - 5.30pm until July 31.

Emma Tennant Watercolours: artist, gardener, and sister of the Duke of Devonshire, exhibits a collection of watercolours that celebrates the flowers, fruits and vegetables of the estate, New Gallery, Chatsworth House, Chatsworth, near Bakewell, daily, 11am - 5.30pm until June 30.

Botanical: new paintings by Paul Stone and Marie Mills to celebrate (supposedly) the arrival of spring and the promise of summer, collographs by the Derbyshire printmaker Mary Wardle, based upon butterbur leaves (Petasites hybridus) which grow along the river Lathkill., and ceramics and glass from some of the country’s leading makers, gallerytop, Rowsley, Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am-5pm.

Precious: collection of 19 pastel drawings of crystals and precious stones by Nottinghamshire artist Justine Nettleton inspired by a small amber pebble found at the Crags, Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre, Crags Road, Holbeck, Worksop, daily, 10am to 5.30pm until September.

The Bodging Project: exhibition looks at the relationship between furniture production and traditional green wood bodging methods of making, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop, Mondays- Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 10am-4.30pm to June 2.

Runners and Riders: The Rise of Modern Horse Racing, exhibition telling how the Cavendish-Bentinck family at Welbeck helped develop horse racing to become the sport we know today, accompanied by works by leading equestrian painters, Treasury Museum, Welbeck Estate, Worksop, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 10am-4.30pm until February 2014.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Fabric–ation, more than over 30 vibrant works by Yinka Shonibare including sculpture, film, photography, painting and collage, Underground Gallery, YSP Centre, Chapel and open air until September 1; Divisions, large-scale walking sculptures by James Capper on show in the open air with accompanying drawings, paintings and models in the Bothy Gallery until April 14; other work in the landscape of the park currently includes Richard Long’s Red Slate Line and sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, Sol LeWitt, Henry Moore, David Nash, Sophie Ryder, Serge Spitzer, Alec Finlay, Barry Flanagan, Andy Goldsworthy, Greyworld, Brian Fell, David Nash, Dennis Oppenheim, Eduardo Paulozzi, Elisabeth Frink, Grenville Davey, Helen Escobedo, Isamu Noguchi, Jonathan Borofsky, Martin Creed and James Tyrell, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, West Bretton one mile from M1 junction 38, off A637), galleries, 11am-5pm, grounds 10am-6pm.


Unsupported: public meeting about the cuts to social care and support with speakers Dr Simon Duffy from the Centre for Welfare Reform and Frances Potter of Sheaf Citizens Advice Bureau, followed by a choice of discussions with speakers and groups including Unite Community Sheffield, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Thursday, April 11, 7pm tea and biscuits from 6.30pm (free but donations welcome,

Duty Calls: Brodsworth Hall in Time of War, exhibitions and activities exploring the impact of war on the country house which was requisitioned by the Army in the Second World War and also looks at the experiences of its community in the First World War, Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, near Doncaster, daily, 10am to 5pm (hall), 6pm gardens (£9.60/ £8.60, £5.80 for children).

Sheffield Country Market: homemade cooking and baking, local honey and wide range of preserves, homegrown plants and seasonal produce, along with handcrafted gifts and cards. Cafe serving tea, coffee, scones and toast. Scout HQ, Spooner Road, Broomhill, Saturdays 9am to noon.

Sheffield Model Railway Enthusiasts: annual exhibition with more than 20 layouts of various gauges, trade stands, preservation societies, demonstrations and refreshments, Birkdale School, Oakholme Road, Broomhill, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm.

Hannah’s World Challenge Busk-a-thon: various musicians performing including flautist Henrik Linnemann and ex-Lindsays violist Robin Ireland during the day and in the evening there will be a Capoeira dance demo with Cordao de Ouro Sheffield, followed by a set from the Sally Doherty Quartet, with people welcome to drop in to celebrate live music and help raise money towards Hannah’s World Challenge Expedition, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Bannerdale Road, Saturday, 10am - 10pm (free entrance, donations welcome, homemade cakes on sale, along with drinks and a licensed bar in the evening).

Premier Music Fair: Browse vinyl and CDs, Creative Lounge, The Workstation, Paternoster Row, Saturday, 10am-4pm (£2 / £1.50).

Sungazing Live: view the Sun safely through Sheffield Astronomical Society’s specialist solar equipment, Mayfield Environmental Centre, David Lane, Fulwood, Saturday, 2pm-6pm.

ROAD IMPROVEMENT ROADSHOWS: Streets Ahead invites residents and businesses in Highfield, Hackenthorpe and Wybourn to find out more about Sheffield City Council’s £2bn highway maintenance programme, Hackenthorpe Community Centre, Tuesday, 2.30pm - 6.30pm; Community Basement, Wybourn Community Primary School, Wednesday, 2pm - 6pm; U-Mix Centre, next to Lowfield School, Highfield, Thursday, April 18, 3pm-6.30pm, all drop-in anytime.

Lunchtime Tour - Force of Nature: Louise Pullen, Curator of the Ruskin Collection, leads tour of the current exhibition and reveals more about Ruskin’s views on landscape, Millennium Gallery, Thursday, April 18, 1pm–1.45pm (free, no need to book).

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