Teaming up with the National Portrait Gallery, Creative Connections Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery showcases all of the fame that the city has to offer through a set of powerful portraits.
The exhibition brings together 30 pieces including the faces of famous athletes, artists, performers and musicians, combining the local collection with that of the National Portrait Gallery. The portraits include Jessica Ennis-Hill, Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, indie-pop star Self Esteem, Sean Bean, Otis Mensah, Helen Sharman and even Mary Queen of Scots.
The portraits are displayed alongside a bus shelter installation from local artist Conor Rogers who worked with students at the Sheffield Park Academy in a project that explored ideas of community and place. Indeed, Creative Connections is a national participation project for young people, schools and contemporary artists which sees the National Portrait Gallery working with multiple arts organisations all around the country.