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.’
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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.
Friday 21st April from 6.45pm
Songwriter, musician and Bank Street Arts resident Oliver Manning is currently recording his forthcoming album in the various spaces around our building. While he’s played a few impromptu gigs with us, his first ‘official’ BSA performance will be taking place on the evening of Friday 21st April. The show is a co-headliner with fellow songwriter James Ewan Tait.
On Friday 31st March from 6pm we’ll be hosting an event that will give visitors to Bank Street Arts the opportunity to spend the evening taking in six very different exhibitions: Lucy Wright’s Bling!, Andrew Jackson’s Wake-Up Call, Laura Smith’s Mania, resident Jesse Alexander’s The Nymph and the Shepherd, Ben Lewis’s Taken to Pieces: Peculiar Wood, and resident Chris Graham’s Atrium Occupation.
8th- 23rd March
Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology at The University of Sheffield, and artist Kate Sully first exhibited at Bank Street Arts with their mesmerising Journey of Reproductive Life project, part of 2016’s Festival of the Mind. Since the festival, Allan and Kate have continued their collaboration, producing work that provides a unique conduit between the reproductive sciences and art.
22nd March- 1st April
With the Hallam Tower hotel now mainly occupied by pigeons and urban explorers and Grosvenor House being very publicly flattened, urbanist Andrew Jackson’s new exhibition Wake-Up Call checks you in at the Bank Street Hotel for a remembrance of lost futures and a slowly-vanishing Sheffield.
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’.
Monday 27th Feb- Monday 6th March
Whereas Baggage, resident Mark Harvey’s previous show at Bank Street Arts, consisted of portraits of a number of people who’ve experienced homelessness, A Box For My Bed shifts the emphasis towards the actual spaces where Sheffield’s rough sleepers bunk down for the night.
8th – 17th February.
Reflections on History will showcase contemporary works inspired by the extensive and rich history of pewter. Leading makers have created new works that possess individual references to pewter’s vast history such as the historical symbolism and importance of the early guilds.