One of ArtWorks main aims is to ensure our artists play an active and positive role within their community. We source out collaborative projects and partnerships to ensure that our artists get the best experiences whilst at ArtWorks. Below are some of the projects our artists have been involved in.
When artist Florence Blanchard asked if we could help out with her new project at Twinkl we couldn't refuse. We're really happy to be part of this project, which will bring another beautiful and inspiring piece of street art to the city. Twinkl provides an online catalogue of more than 625,000 resources and services for schools and educators.
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.
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.
Our artists have spent the last month transforming The Local Theatre's new premises. A team of artists have been turning the cafe space into a work of art. We hope you enjoy the space as much as we've enjoyed transforming it! You can check out The Local Theatre at 24-26 Snigg Hill, Sheffield, S3 8NB.
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.
In collaboration with The Button Tin, we ran a "Pop Up" Sewing Room in Rotherham Market. Stitching Hope Together. A little creative disruption goes a long way! We inspired and uplifted the local market traders around us and all who passed by, injecting much need life in empty spaces...with Art.
We have been funded by Theatre Deli to create a mural outside their new building (an old umbrella factory) in the Centre of Sheffield. Our artists worked to a brief set by Theatre Deli and came up with the beautiful umbrella inspired piece. Eleven of our artists worked together over a two week period in June and we think they’ve done an amazing job!
We have been funded by the Big Lottery Fund to run projects supporting our artists to gain crucial life skills, supporting them to become more independent and healthy. As part of the project, we will be running coffee and cake sessions to isolated groups within the community.
We are excited to be working in partnership with Site Gallery on their funding project 'City of Ideas'
’The project will create new and accessible public art commissions animating existing
spaces in the city centre. Our artists will focus on the accessibility of the new spaces.
Our artists and Special Olympic athletes were asked to create artwork to celebrate the promotion of Sheffield United in 2017. Football fans Chris and Jack's hand painted the artwork before using photoshop to transform into a banner. This was presented to manager Chris Wilder and is on display in the ground.
Our artists were approached by Sheffield Wednesday FC to help them create a mural in their family enclosure for the EFL Family Excellence Award in 2017. It took 5 of our artists just 6 days to complete the full mural which celebrates equality and diversity.
Special Olympics GB approached ArtWorks to work with local digital artist Greg Harris to create the official art work for the Sheffield Games. Our artists worked with some of the participating athletes and Greg Harris to come up with the design. This is displayed in the city centre by the train station. Our artist also designed the official mascots for the 2017 games.
Our artist was happy to lend a hand with Feature Walls, an outdoor gallery of contemporary art in the heart of the city centre. Sixteen artists, both local and international were invited to paint murals in the city centre by Bradbury & Blanchard. Artist's featured included; Faunagraphic, Florence Blanchard, Jo Peel, Kid Acne, Pete McKee, Phlegm & Rocket01.
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.
Our artists have been busy creating this colourful mural at Cliff House Care Home in Chesterfield. Cliff House provides 40 bedded accommodation offering dementia, residential, and respite care and care for those with mental health needs. We hope our beach hut inspired mural will bring sunshine to the residents all year round.
Our artists are taking over the streets of Sheffield with their bright and larger than life murals. Our friends at Bloc Projects asked us to brighten up their billboards and we think our artists did an amazing job. You can admire their fantastic work by popping down to Eyre Lane. Make sure you check out the latest exhibition at Bloc Projects whilst you're there!
ArtWorks are working with Rotherham Market to provide monthly art workshops. Each month our artists run a different workshop within the indoor market passing on their skills to the local community. Please keep an eye out on our social media feeds to find out about our upcoming events.
Wayward is a London-based landscape, art and architecture practice an award-winning collective of designers, artists and urban growers. Our artists have been busy working with Wayward to help develop the Pinball Park as part of our work with Site Gallery and the development of the cultural quarter.
Our artists were approached by the lovely guys at DINA to design and create another Mural for The Cellar, Sheffield’s newest fringe theatre. Artists Chris and Elliott worked on the design work again to a brief and had a little help from some of our other artists to transform the design onto a larger outdoor space.
We have been working with Site Gallery as part of their young people's project 'society of explorers'. Our artists went down to 'Site Gallery Introducing at The Folk Forest' as part of Tramlines weekend to document the festival including interviewing the performing artists. Watch this space to see how we got on.
'The Art of Banners' led by local textile artist Gemma Nemer (The Button Tin). Themed around solidarity and resilience we will create a unique hand stitched piece inspired by the Craftivist Movement and a tribute to this year's Vote 100 Suffrage celebrations.
We ran a silent auction to raise funds for the Lord mayor's charities. Over 20 local artists donated work for the auction which included art from our very own artists. The pop-up exhibition was displayed at Virgin Money Lounge and raised over £1400.
We were delighted to be selected as one of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield's chosen charities for 2016/17. This has given us some fantastic opportunities working alongside; Sheffield Kidney Institute, Sheffield Young Carers, Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance.
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.
ArtWorks were awarded an environmental grant from the Greggs Foundation to help improve the local environment. Enabling us to run a number of projects including maintaining elderly people's gardens, volunteering at the local woodlands and making bird boxes for our community.
ArtWorks were granted £500 form Grow Wild to come up with a creative project that would engage people about the importance of UK native wildflowers. Our project 'Youll miss me when I'm gone' won the Star Create Youth Project for the most innovative, creative and impactful project. Artist Jack was invited to Kew Gardens to pick up the award.