A key aim of ArtWorks is supporting our artists to have the opportunity and access to exhibit their artwork at our regionʼs most established art venues, and internationally by entering pieces into creative competitions and exhibitions. Take a look below at some of the exhibitions we have created!

Open Studios

 The Open Studios event took place on Saturday 25th September. Our artists really enjoyed finally having the opportunity to showcase their work and explain their creative processes and ideas to their families and visitors.

Family and friends were invited to our three sites at Malin Bridge, SOAR Works and Thorpe Hesley to see the work which we have been working on and experience the environment in which it has been made. 



Chris' Classic Albums' is the first solo exhibition of one of the ArtWorks artists, Chris Senior. Chris has employed his unique drawing and painting style to recreate famous album covers from the 20th century. He has been working on this collection for over a year so there is plenty to see!


The exhibition also features some of Chris' other work including Sheffield scenery and portraiture. For anybody who hasn't seen Chris' artwork, this is a fun and enjoyable introduction to it.


JOHNSEY X ArtWorks view of exhibition

This is an exhibition of work made during a collaborative project between a group of artists from ArtWorks and Johnsey.  These works are a mark-making exchange, which explore creating work responding to sounds, our senses and the fun, but sometimes uncomfortable process of making art together.

They show not only shared connections made between the artists, but also the human connections and shared experiences that are happening through the making of each piece.


Retroverse- view of exhibition

Retroverse is Josh Garcia’s first solo online exhibition organised in partnership with ArtWorks. The exhibition featured 63 pieces of digital and traditional art created since the start of Covid-19 pandemic. All of the work in the exhibition have a ‘Retro’ style taking inspiration from 1930’s cartoon, the 1980’s and 1990’s animation. Many of the works shown in this exhibition are representing current events in society while others give a nod to nostalgia. Josh is a skilled illustrator balancing important themes with light-hearted comedy.


Josh Garcia 


ArtWorks Together- Creativity in Lockdow

ArtWorks Together – Creativity through Lockdown is an online exhibition organised by 70 artists with learning disabilities and autism. Before lockdown the artists often collaborated with one another, but the pieces on display were created by each artist individually using materials sent out by ArtWorks – showcasing their unique style and the character.


Creativity in Lockdown


Gallery view- Portait paiting on the wall

Reflection showcases the work of some of our newest members of ArtWorks Rotherham. A collection of self-portraits in a range of mediums including paint, textiles, illustration, digital art and photography.  The exhibition will take place at Coterie Gallery from 15 - 26th July. 


Artists laid on colourful floor
Exhibition view of painting and artwork on the walls and floor

Throughout our residency at Site Gallery, our artists will create a body of work exploring their chosen themes of movement, environment and light by working on new creative briefs with local artists in a variety of art forms. Visitors are invited to meet the artists as they create work during open sessions.


WE ARE HERE showcases works by artists from ArtWorks. The exhibition takes place at Bloc Projects with an opening launch and meet the artists on November 1st and will continue until November 18th. All the works featured are bright and vivid featuring neon and fluorescent colours.  

millennium gallery, view of bowling pin artwork

Our artists curated an exhibition at the Millennium Gallery. Seeing is believing focused on achievement, self believe, collaborative practice and teamwork. The pop-up exhibition was on for 3 days and brought in just over 1400 people.


Two people hanging artwork on the wall

For this latest exhibition at The Civic, Barnsley our artists focused on the wildlife and environment they have seen first hand during our volunteer placement at Wentworth Woodhouse.  Some pieces carefully illustrate the animals they have seen, whilst others create artwork through marks made with foliage found in the gardens.