- Art in Sheffield
London, Sheffieldhas the largest population of amateur, working and professional visual artists in the UK.Fact|date=June 2007
Notable artists linked with Sheffield include
John Ruskin, Joe Scarborough, Pete McKay, the Designers Republicand Kid Acne.
Galleries in Sheffield include
Millennium Galleries(also containing The Ruskin Gallery), constructed in 2001, the Graves Art Gallery(in the top floor of the Art Decoperiod building that houses Sheffield Central Library) and the Site Gallery(a digital arts media gallery).
The Site Gallery, along with other studios such as
Persistence Worksand Yorkshire ArtSpaceare located in the Cultural Industries Quarterof Sheffield. This area is also home to the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, an arthouse cinemawhich occasionally showcases art.
Various initiatives/shows exist throughout the year to showcase the work of local Sheffield, Yorkshire and Derbyshire artists - amateur through to professional. Amongst these are "
Open Up Sheffield", "Art in the Gardens" (held in Sheffield Botanical Gardensin September) and the Great Sheffield Art Show, usually held on the first weekend in July at the Octagon Centrein Sheffield.
Sheffield is also home to two universities, one of which
Sheffield Hallam University, has a noted Fine Arts department based at Psalter Lanebut soon to move to Sheffield City Centre.
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