Site Gallery in Sheffield, 1 Brown Street, Sheffield, S1 2BS – Visit Now
After a three-year-long £1.7 million expansion and redevelopment project, Sheffield’s recently-reopened Site Gallery has proven to be well worth the wait.
After starting life as an independent photography gallery in 1978, its programme broadened from 1995 onwards to include international contemporary artists working across a range of media. Today, it specialises in moving image, new media and performance, showcasing work by both early career and firmly-established artists, as well as hosting residencies and a busy performance, events and community programme.
Behind its new, almost 40m long Danish brick façade, the gallery’s public area has tripled in size; now featuring a much larger exhibition space; a new entrance, bookshop, and education and events area; and a community-run café. It’s all change in terms of staff too, most significantly with a new artistic director, Sharna Jackson, at the helm.
Positioned less than a two-minute walk from the train station, next door to Sheffield’s much-loved independent cinema The Showroom, and at the heart of the city’s historic Cultural Industries Quarter, a visit to Site Gallery is not to be missed. Check out other art galleries and museums nearby.