S1 Artspace

S1 Artspace
120 Trafalgar Street
South Yorkshire
S1 4JT






0114 2133780

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Installation view: Eva Berendes, People & Events will be the Decoration, 2011
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S1 ARTSPACE is a gallery space that presents an international programme of contemporary visual art exhibitions, screenings and events. S1 Artspace provides studio spaces for over 20 contemporary artists and hosts artists' residencies.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Wed - Sat 12-6pm

Admission charges


Additional info

Exhibition space, Studio Spaces for Hire, Contemporary Art Library, Free Wifi

Collection details

Fine Art, Design, Film and Media, Decorative and Applied Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Simon Bill: Irises

  • 28 June 2014 — 28 March 2015 *on now

S1 Artspace has commissioned artist Simon Bill to create a major new work for the public realm, Irises, in which he transforms the seven archways of Sheffield’s iconic former Leadmill Tram Depot into a space for presenting a series of ambitious large-scale Op Art paintings.

Irises explores the physical boundaries of the neon spreading illusion and its ability to fool us. This painting commission continues Bill’s interrogation of our understanding about what we are actually seeing and his endeavour to comprehend more broadly how vision operates. This investigation has developed from a long-standing fascination with Wittgenstein’s ‘duck-rabbit’, an established motif of cognitive indeterminacy that has appeared several times in Bill’s renowned paintings and sculptural works.

Drawing on a wide range of sources including history, popular culture, music, philosophy, warfare, literature, cookery, comedy and science – Bill’s chosen subjects are succinctly brought together by the employment of oval shaped canvasses constructed from MDF board and polystyrene, a format he has continued to work with for over twenty years. This new series of paintings creates the space for Bill to further examine the workings of the visual brain through the phenomenon of neon spreading.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Leadmill Tram Depot
Shoreham Street