Art in Sheffield

Art in Sheffield

Outside of London, Sheffield has 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 Republic and 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 Deco period 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 Works and Yorkshire ArtSpace are located in the Cultural Industries Quarter of Sheffield. This area is also home to the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, an arthouse cinema which 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 Gardens in September) and the Great Sheffield Art Show, usually held on the first weekend in July at the Octagon Centre in Sheffield.

Sheffield is also home to two universities, one of which Sheffield Hallam University, has a noted Fine Arts department based at Psalter Lane but soon to move to Sheffield City Centre.

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