Sheffield has a strong art scene with an emerging reputation as a new
cultural centre. There are a host of exhibitions that will visit the city's
galleries in the coming months. In addition to this, the city is set to see the
opening of the Victoria and Albert museum exhibition in Spring 2001 in
association with the Millennium Galleries.
Graves Art Gallery This recently refurbished spacious gallery is located in the
centre of Sheffield above the Central Library next to the Lyceum.
The gallery hosts an impressive collection of 19th
century and 20th century British and European art. Those
to be found amongst the collection include Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec
and Sir Stanley Spencer. The gallery complements its collections
beautifully through its temporary exhibitions, with recent shows
including Henri Cartier Bresson.
Graves also plays an important role in exhibiting work of the
Sheffield community. A recent exhibition Celebrated the Sheffield
estates of Parkhill and Regent Court with interviews and drawings by
the residents, next to photographs of the housing estates then and
Mappin Art Gallery Situated in Weston Park next to the university, Mappin is the
home to paintings from the City's collection dating from the
16th-19th century. Artists include Tissot, JMW
Turner and Murillo. Aside from these impressive paintings, the
gallery is also a major venue for strong contemporary exhibitions.
Recent works include Antony Gorley and Gilbert and George.
The Ruskin Art Gallery Home to the collection of John Ruskin, Victorian writer and
artist. The Ruskin Gallery is moving to the new Millennium Galleries
in Spring 2001. Here The Guild of George collection will be housed
in a bigger and better space.
Until this move, a spectacular mosaic exhibition will take place
at the gallery until the end of December. After this last exhibition
the museum will be closing until its relocation at the Millennium
Millennium Galleries The Millennium Galleries have been developed in association with
The Victoria and Albert Museum. The building will consist of four
galleries that will play host to many major touring exhibitions.
Shows will include those from the Victoria and Albert and The Tate
Gallery. There will also be a gallery dedicated to Sheffield's
important metalware collections. Contemporary craft and design will
be hosted in one gallery showcasing the nations abilities and as
mentioned earlier the Ruskin Gallery will be hosted in the
The Site Gallery In the large expanding Cultural Industries Quarter of the city is
The Site Gallery. Here exhibits are specialised in photography and
new media. As well as hosting many free exhibitions, it is also a
production centre with darkroom, digital facilities and educational