Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery

Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery
Furnival Building
Sheffield Hallam University
153 Arundel Street
West Yorkshire
S1 2NU


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Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery

Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery is a professional, distinctive setting for high quality exhibitions which seek to support research and teaching through showcasing the best art, design and creative practice.

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Opening hours

Open every day, including weekends 10am-5pm and until 8pm Wednesdays. Closed on public holidays and during exhibition changeovers.

Admission charges

Admission free

Getting there

5 minutes walk from Sheffield rail and bus stations.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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  • 11 April 2014 — 30 May 2015 *on now

Listening is an international group exhibition that interrogates the act of listening in contemporary art. Curated by artist Sam Belinfante, winner of the 2014 Hayward Touring Curatorial Open exhibition, this pioneering project examines the crossover between the visual and the sonic, working with - and contradicting - other senses.

Belinfante has selected new and existing work, including drawings, sculpture, prints and video. Works in the exhibition range dramatically in duration from less than a second to six hours.

Hear a clap of thunder that has been stretched in duration and aurally dissected, recreated by musicians and morphed back into a thunderclap, eavesdrop on a cabin in a forest and listen to the almost inaudible sound of a dying star.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


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The World Outside

  • 6 February — 22 March 2015 *on now

This programme of exhibitions and events features three visual artists who have been in residence at Sheffield Hallam University over the last year, on placements organised by AA2A (Artist Access to Art Colleges).

Each artist has used our facilities, working alongside our students, and these exhibitions aim to showcase the results of this, as well as exploring questions raised by bringing professional practitioners into the institution.

Mary Conway

Mary Conway is a visual artist exploring the poetic and symbolic language of materials, metaphor and symbolism. At Sheffield Hallam Mary has been engaging with the processes of screen-printing and de-bossing to explore the idea of transient journeys by relating lengths of printed cloth with an individual's stride which are seamlessly joined and twisted into a theatrical site-specific installation.

Jim Howieson

Jim Howieson works between sculptural installation and lens-based media, performing improvised real-time actions in public places. During his placement Jim has conceived a new video work based on his experimentation in the University's workshops - a conversation between artist, viewer and a vac-forming machine.

Helen Stratford

Helen Stratford works across live art, architecture and writing. Her work explores the politics of everyday life. During her placement Helen has produced posters based on her research into mechanisms of bird deterrence around the city (spikes, wires, grilles, decoys).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


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Degree Shows 2015

  • 13 — 27 June 2015

Experience one of the biggest student exhibitions in the north, showcasing outstanding work by our talented artists, makers, designers, photographers and filmmakers.

The show regularly attracts the attention of leading national figures in the creative industries, as well as art lovers from across the region. Join us at our City Campus, in the heart of Sheffield's creative quarter, and experience the extraordinary imaginations of our students for yourself.

What you can see at this year's show

The 2015 event includes work from students in • animation • architecture • creative art practice • creative writing • design technology and education • digital media production • fashion • film and visual effects • fine art • furniture and product design • games design • graphic design • interior design • metalwork and jewellery • photography • product design • research.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Getting there

5 minutes walk from Sheffield rail and bus stations.