Wednesday 31st May 6pm | Free admission.
An illustrated talk by Jones the Planner. “Sheffield is heroic. It’s like a boxer struggling back to his feet after a series of knock-down blows; down but not out. Sheffield is masculine, raw and powerful. But it is Pittsburg, not Detroit, still optimistic that its past, improbable, greatness can be rekindled. And it is often wrong-headed about how to do this.”
Friday June 16th | 11am – 4pm | tickets £10
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Richard Taylor, Lawyer and partner at DLA Piper LLP, specialist in Intellectual Property & Professor Robert Burrell, Head of School of Law, University of Sheffield. Occursus and Bank Street Arts are pleased to invite proposals for 20-minute contributions (including, but not limited to, papers, presentations and readings) that reflect critically on the issues and practicalities of copyright and copyleft, with particular reference to the arts (broadly interpreted).
Our gallery maintenance is continuing into May and our opening hours this month will be limited. If you’re interested in viewing our 4 current exhibitions, Taken to Pieces: Peculiar Wood, IOTA, Atrium Occupation, Mania, and The Nymph and the Shepherd, we’ll be open on the evenings of Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th for The Unsung’s funeral party for the forgotten fallen heroes of music and Chris Graham’s Atrium Withdrawal respectivly.
Chris Graham | Atrium Withdrawal
After 207 days, 2 hours, 25 minutes and a limitless supply of ideas and energy, resident Chris Graham’s Atrium Occupation draws to a close on Saturday 27th May with his Atrium Withdrawal event.
Friday 26th May 7:30pm
You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain. You’ve heard of Jim Morrison. Have you heard of Scott Johnson, or Lina Prokofiev? The Unsung is a funeral party for the forgotten fallen heroes of music – not the famous dead rock stars, but the people whose story has never been told.
After her recent exhibition ‘Bling!’, Lucy Wright joins us as our very first Folk Artist in Residence. ‘My work challenges narrow portrayals of the traditional arts—typically associated with historical depth, rurality and masculinity— through emphasis on the dynamic cultural contributions of working class communities, particularly women.’
We’ll be spending most of April getting on with routine gallery maintenance and our opening hours this month will be limited. If you’re interested in viewing our 5 current exhibitions, Taken to Pieces: Peculiar Wood, IOTA, Atrium Occupation, Mania, and The Nymph and the Shepherd, we’ll be open from Wednesday 5th- Saturday 8th April only and for Oliver Manning and James Ewan Tait’s co-headline gig on Friday 21st April from 6pm.
Artist Jessica Harby spent all of last year filling herself with as much information as she could about the machinations of the United States and the United Kingdom. She’s currently undertaking a residency at Bank Street Arts that is exploring how the decisions of 2016 become the consequences of 2017. The plan is to, as Jessica notes, ‘Slow things down. Feel every terrifying moment in real time’.
Have you got a story that’s urgent? That you want to tell now? Do you have a great idea for a film, TV drama, radio drama or stage play? Over the course of six workshops you’ll cover the principles of scriptwriting and you will write, discuss, share and receive friendly and constructive feedback to help you towards writing the first working draft of your script.
From February 17th
Laura Smith is interested in the attachments that people form with inanimate objects and her work involves giving charity shop figurines a surreal makeover. Her Mania exhibition, which takes place in our newly-refurbished Keyhole Gallery, features three textbook examples of mantelpiece kitsch and car boot sale tat, to which Laura has added her own twist.
From Friday Feb 17th at 6pm
Ben Lewis’s Taken to Pieces: Peculiar Wood – ‘an attempt by the artist to fail better’- takes an album you know, a few that you don’t, a pair of scissors, a failed career as a DJ, and uses both chance and certainty to create… something else.
In Summer 2016, BSA residents Bryan Eccleshall and Chris Graham launched a set of twenty-four books that began as a documentation of their Sans Terre/+ exhibition, a complex and disorienting installation that offered a dense re-thinking of the current refugee crisis and the various Gulf Wars that have precipitated it. The resulting books are now available to buy, either online or directly from Bank Street Arts.