sheffield in the frame in the winter garden

John Morris's painting of the Winter Garden
John Morris's painting of the Winter Garden
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SHEFFIELD’S longest-running art club holds an exhibition of members’ work in the Winter Garden from tomorrow (Friday) to October 16.

As usual, there is a strong local theme as Heeley Art Club stages its sixth event, Sheffield In The Frame.

The work of 24 artists will be on show and the exhibition will show up to two pieces from each.

Visitors will be able to purchase any piece that catches their eye with prices ranging from £35 to £650.

Cards and small prints will also be for sale.

Having begun life at the end of the 19th century, the club now has 40 artists. After a modest start in Thirwell Road Wesleyan School, it quickly moved to Meersbrook Vestry Hall.

Over the years the club has had various locations.

A room in North Church Street was convenient for the local tramps’ hostel, which provided models for a shilling a time.

“‘If you are interested in art then I recommend you visit this exhibition of talented local artists,” said Roger Smith, former head of Norton College.

“I have seen many of their exhibitions and it has always been pleasing to see such a wide range of subjects and use of different media.”

Admission is free and, during the exhibition, some artists may be seen painting in the Winter Garden.