16 February 2017

New City of Makers street market to showcase next generation of Sheffield artists

DIY, street and punk aspects of crafts and printmaking will be showcased at a new street and print market in Sheffield later this month (25 February 2017), as part on a collaboration between the University of Sheffield and City of Makers

The event, at The Art House in Sheffield, will be free of charge and will see more than 10 artists, illustrators and printmakers demonstrate their work, as well as include a series of ‘Have a Go’ drop-in workshops.

A range of activities from graffiti workshops to stencil-cutting demonstrations will be available to all, as well as street art masterclasses by local street artists Ment and Byne.

The market is a celebration of the success of Sheffield’s first international street art trail, Feature Walls, where 17 internationally recognised street artists transformed the city’s walls into an expansive outdoor gallery last October.

Original prints, postcards, t-shirts and other merchandise by artists such as Barney Lloyd, Oliver Allchin Kirski K will also be featured.

The Year of Making Sheffield 2016 is led by Sheffield Culture Consortium, with partners the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, Chamber of Commerce, Made in Sheffield, The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and Sheffield City Council.

Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City and Cultural Engagement at the University of Sheffield said: “The market celebrates Sheffield’s cultural vibrancy, showcasing some of the young street artists and up and coming designers in this city.

“It is a great way for the city to show its support for the next generation of Sheffield artists.”

The event will take place on Saturday 25 February 2017 from 11am until 5pm and is in collaboration with the Making Ways project and the Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID).

Additional Information

For further information on the event please contact: city@sheffield.ac.uk

City Of Makers
City of Makers is the ongoing brand formed after the successes of 2016’s Year Of Making.
Year of Making was established in 2016 as an opportunity to foreground all forms of making in the city and region – from advanced manufacturing, specialist steels, forged products, cutting tools, flanges, bearings and blades to award winning theatre, international art and design, ground-breaking research and world class talent.
The Year of Making 2016 celebrated our past, present and future as a city of makers and as City of Makers it continues to promote a world city with an international reputation for excellence and innovation.

Making Ways
Making Ways is an ambitious three-year project that will demonstrate, celebrate and develop exceptional contemporary visual art produced in Sheffield. The Sheffield Culture Consortium will coordinate a visual art programme that complements Sheffield’s Year of Making, 2016; revealing artistic talent in year one and taking talented individual artists to the next level in years two and three. Making Ways will stimulate and support the development of artistic talent and leadership by building the profile of the artistic community, brokering relationships with business and industry and developing a living economy that will stimulate and support growth.
Making Ways is funded by Arts Council England, Sheffield City Council, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

Sheffield BID
Sheffield City Centre BID Limited is delivering the Sheffield BID and its associated Action Plan on behalf of these businesses. Its purpose is to provide additional or improved services identified and requested by local businesses.

The BID is a five-year project that officially launched in April following the successful ballot. The BID Company became fully operational in October 2015.

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