Artisan plays host to latest pop-up gallery

Printmaker Helen Payton - who is showing at Artisan
Printmaker Helen Payton - who is showing at Artisan

MEALS at award-winning Artisan restaurant in Crosspool will be served with an extra touch of theatre next week as the curtain goes up on Sheffield’s latest pop-up art gallery.

The Upstairs Room at chef Richard Smith’s Sandygate Lane venue will be transformed into a temporary exhibition space showing more than 150 works by 20 respected artists.

Richard said: “We’re excited about hosting such a comprehensive art exhibition and hope that our diners will enjoy seeing contemporary art in relaxed surroundings, over a glass of wine or just popping in during the day for a cuppa and a delicious Artisan-baked cake!”

The exhibition is run by Beady Eye Art, which specialises in temporary galleries.

Works shown will be from both emerging and established artists, at least ten of whom will be showing their work in Sheffield for the first time.

All artworks will be on sale, for prices ranging from £30 to £800.

Yorkshire artists include Dales-based printmaker Helen Peyton, who recently exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in London.

Others include locally-based Stephen Todd, Mark Wilson and Marion Thompson.

Beady Eye Art founder Madeleine Thomas said: “We’re thrilled that we are bringing to Sheffield the biggest art show that S10 has seen in years. We really want people to embrace the concept of viewing art in different surroundings and hope people will pop into Artisan for a quick browse.”

The pop-up gallery will be open daily from Wednesday to Friday, 10am-9pm and Saturday 9.30am-3pm.

Lesley Draper