LISTINGS: Exhibitions, Events - May 26 - June 2 2011

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Plan C, large-scale interactive sculpture called The Liquidator based on a carnival ride devised and constructed (in collaboration with Ryan Doyle) out of an undercover research trip to Chernobyl as part of Lies, Inc., first UK solo show by Brooklyn-based tricksters, pranksters and media hackers Eva and Franco Mattes aka whose work is precariously balanced on the edge of legal, ethical and social boundaries. Tours of Plan C will begin at, Site Gallery, Brown Street, today and Friday, noon to 9pm. Lies Inc is on view Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am - 5.30pm to July 30.

Paperworks, striking exhibition features items by 20 international artists all working in paper to create a varied array of works, from delicate wall hangings to sculptural papier-mache forms, Gallery@Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, opening Thursday, June 9, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am – 5pm, Sundays, 10am – 4pm to August 26.

Commemoration, series of subversive commemorative plates by Paul Jonson, Gallery@Civic, Barnsley, opening Thursday, June 9, details as above.

David Lucas, Sheffield artist who produces oils on canvas which are primarily concerned with depicting evocative images using intense colour, gestural mark making and the painterly abstraction of landscape, The Circle, Rockingham Street, opening Thursday, June 9, 6pm - 8pm, continuing Monday to Friday 9am-5pm until June 24.

Festival of Silver, showcase of work by leading British contemporary silversmiths Ben Ryan, Phil Jordan, Don Porritt, Rebecca Lawley, James Dougall, Ruth Ball, Keith Tyssen, Suzie Horan, Lawrence Bishop and Will O’Dell as part of British Silver Week 2011, Butcher Works Gallery, Butcher Works, Arundel Street, from Tuesday to June 25.


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-3pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm 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, daily 11am-4pm until July 3.

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, daily, 11am-4pm.

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, Surrey Street, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm, Saturdays, 11am-3pm until August 13.

Something to Tickle Our Fancy, selected mixed group exhibition of work with the ability to bring a wry smile or belly laugh or that just expresses a spirit of optimism, Cupola Gallery, Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6.30pm until Sunday July 3.

University of Sheffield Fine Art Society, members exhibition, Turner Glass Museum, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Portobello Street, Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5pm until June 10.

Inhabiting Space, interactive displays and showcases visualising the collaborative work by Sheffield-based researchers from a range of academic disciplines each looking at how people in different cultural and geographical contexts inhabit space and in particular, how they make themselves at home in spaces that are anonymous, standard and that have been built by or for someone else, Jessop West exhibition space, University of Sheffield, ends Saturday.

David Allsopp and Kate Orme, Heartbeat Art present selection of works by Yorkshire based artists featuring painting, sculpture and installation, The Orchard Centre, West Bar Green, opening Thursday, June 9, 7pm, weekdays, 11am-7pm until June 15.

Here Comes The Reverie, exhibition of contemporary watercolours by Patrick Bridge, Andy Cropper, Dominic Mason, Jade Morris, Jane Walker and Sean Williams, Coterie Gallery, Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm to June 30.

Matroyshka, Russian dolls by Kate Sully which contain a decorative richness while containing a message about contemporary issues, upstairs at Cupola Gallery (details as above).

The Dogs Are Alright, 10 new paintings on the theme of the nation’s favourite four-legged friend by Pete McKee in his first solo exhibition at his own gallery, A Month of Sundays, Sharrow Vale Road, Hunter’s Bar, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am till 5pm, until June 18.

Festival of Britain, 60th anniversary showcase of the art and design that was central to the event and look at the importance of the literature and fashion of the 1950s featuring Sheffield Hallam University’s special collection of Festival of Britain memorabilia, Adsetts Centre, City Centre Campus, Howard Street, until June 30.

Make Your Mark!, the ‘whys’ and ‘wherefores’ of product marking featuring designs for product marks by pupils from Silverdale School produced as part of the Design for Life Project, as well as examples of company marks, mark punches and mark making tools from the Hawley Collection, Hawley Gallery, Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Mondays-Thursdaqys, 10am – 4pm, Sundays, 11am - 4.45pm until end of July.

Graham Ibbeson, the Barnsley sculptor with an international reputation who has made many public statues of famous citizens (Eric Morecambe, Dickie Bird) shows graphic and 2D work, together with some more intimate sculptural pieces in an exhibition featuring photography by his son, Max Ibbeson, Hive Gallery, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley

Thursday - Sunday 12-4pm until June 18.

The Art of Illustration and Other Works by Sam Parr, Sheffield artist exhibits original drawings for published illustrations for a variety of articles covering for fashion, film reviews, music reviews, climate change and political campaigns plus other personal project work and portraiture, Sheffield Showcase, Pinstone Street.

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.

Made Barnsley, exhibition coverings fashion, fine art, industrial design, graphic design, illustration, photography, film, music and sculpture as part of an online initiative to promote, showcase and sell work by the artistic talent across the borough, D-space gallery, DMC Digital Media Centre, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm until June 17.

Marks Through the Landscape, exhibition by Wiltshire based artist Tim Harrisson of drawings influenced by British archaeological sites, alongside four new pieces expressing his response to the Creswell heritage landscape, Special Exhibitions Gallery and The Bridge, Creswell Crags Heritage Centre, Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, daily 10am-5.30pm until October 30.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, special exhibitions include Henry Moore From The Arts Council Collection, until June 26; Invasion, five cylindrical forms by Michael Zwingmann; Soliloquy, a film by the Iranian artist Shirin Neshat exploring themes of identity, exile and cultural history, in the Chapel, until June 26; Structure & Material: Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley, Karla Black who each investigate the way we create meaning through form, until June 26; 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, Martin Creed, 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.