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Sheffield, once graced by the great John Ruskin himself, is a down-to-earth city with affordable rent – a winning combination that has given rise to a refreshingly unpretentious, fiercely creative art scene. From the big, city-centre art galleries to the smaller, independent spaces (venturing into the depths of post-industrial Kelham Island, and the modernist heights of the iconic Park Hill estate), there’s plenty going on in Sheffield.
A contender for the UK’s largest practicing community of artists and designers outside London – creative energy and artistic activity courses through this Northern city. Offering dynamic and diverse programmes, the city’s galleries are inclusive and accessible. Many of the exhibitions are also accompanied by workshops and events – helping you to get closer to the artwork and find out about the artist’s inspiration, processes and ideas.
Many of Sheffield’s galleries are close to one another, meaning you can conveniently hop from one gallery to another. Offering an insight into Sheffield’s unique heritage, Millennium Gallery sits just around the corner from Graves Gallery, home to the city’s visual art collection. Pop to one and then the other for a day filled with a few hundred years’ worth of art history. Head to Site Gallery to moving image, new media and performance and then nearby S1 Artspace for one of the best contemporary art programmes.
Check out our guide to the top art galleries in Sheffield.