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’.
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.
The wall in our atrium is the largest single exhibition space in Bank Street Arts. We’re looking for proposals from anyone with an interest in exploring its possibilities.
In 2015, Bank Street Arts founder and former Creative Director John Clark was commissioned by Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City & Cultural Engagement at the University of Sheffield, to compile information on the arts community in the Sheffield region. The aim of the report was to create a snapshot of the visual arts scene in Sheffield and the surrounding area.