Gearing up for annual Sheffield art exhibition

Hundreds of artists are preparing to exhibit their work at Sheffield’s Art in the Gardens event next month.

More than 300 artists, sculptors and craftspeople will show around 10,000 pieces of work, many of which will be for sale, during the two-day event. A preview evening will take place on Friday, September 5, before Art in the Gardens opens fully on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7.

Coun Isobel Bowler, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said: “Art in the Gardens is a key event in Sheffield’s cultural calendar and, each year, goes from strength to strength.

“Now in its eleventh year, the reputation that Art in the Gardens has established means that the event attracts really high quality and diverse artists, from sculptors and craftspeople through to those who work in oils and watercolours.

“This isn’t to forget the huge range of artists who will be exhibiting work such as metalwork, ceramics, glassware, textiles, prints, leatherwork and jewellery.

“As well as being a wonderful chance to view a huge range of fantastic art, Art in the Gardens is also one of the very best opportunities at which to purchase art work for the home, or as a unique and personal gift.”

On Sunday Nick Banks, the drummer from Pulp, will be judging portraits of himself painted by locals.