Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery
Graves Gallery
Surrey Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 1XZ
England

Website

www.museums-sheffield.org.uk

E-mail

info@museums-sheffield.org.uk

Telephone

Main Reception

0114 278 2600

Bookings for Tours, Talks, Events and School Trips

0114 275 2655

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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Rise above the city and discover over three hundred years of European and British Art. Take time out from the bustling city to relax on our comfy sofas or unwind in the café. Through Sheffield’s permanent collection and a changing programme of exhibitions, the Graves Gallery offers a break from the hectic pace of life and a place to think.

Expect to see lots of changes in the Graves over the coming months as we reconfigure the galleries and present new displays of our collections. Please bear with us whilst this work is undertaken.

Cross over the road to visit the Millennium Gallery or take a bus from the city centre to Bishops’ House.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Wed-Fri 10.00-15.00, Sat 11.00-15.00

Closed Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Free

Additional info

See website for details

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Pablo Picasso
  • Pierre Bonnard
  • Sir Stanley Spencer
  • Helen Chadwick
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Stanley Royle - Morning on the Derbyshire Moors (1920)

The Great Outdoors – Paintings by Stanley Royle

  • 13 December 2014 — 30 May 2015 *on now

Stanley Royle was one of the most popular Sheffield painters of the 20th century. This major retrospective exhibition, the first in almost 30 years, will showcase Sheffield’s magnificent collection of his paintings, the largest in the country.

Although born in Stalybridge, Royle quickly became an adopted son of Sheffield. He went on to depict many stunning scenes of the city and surrounding countryside, capturing a landscape threatened by industrialisation. Despite emigrating to Canada to escape the Depression in 1931, Royle returned to the UK after the Second World War and continued to explore and paint.

This exhibition will include works from throughout his career including iconic paintings such as Morning on the Derbyshire Moors, Sheffield from Crookes, and his last ever painting Mevagissey, Cornwall (1960).

Graves Gallery

Edward Bawden – Artist & Designer

  • 20 December 2014 — 23 May 2015 *on now

Printmaker, painter, designer and illustrator Edward Bawden was one of Britain’s most influential graphic artists of the 20th century. This new display brings together works from Museums Sheffield’s collection representing Bawden’s career through prints, watercolours, mural designs and examples of his iconic wallpaper.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Graves Gallery

Lunchtime Talk: The Great Outdoors – the Paintings of Stanley Royle

  • 29 January 2015 1-1:45pm

Join curator Sian Brown to find out more about the life and work of one of Sheffield’s favourite artists, Stanley Royle.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Twentieth Century Artists in the Graves Gallery

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=202

Information and chronologies about C20th Century artists with audio responses from students of all ages on some of the artworks featured. Artists include: Frank Auerbach, Peter Blake, John Bratby, Patrick Caulfield, Paul Nash, Richard Long and RB Kitaj.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Altered Books - Workshops and techniques

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=327

A step by step guide of workshop techniques about creating 'Altered Books' - where students show their individuality by creating their own books or personalise existing ones.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Engaging young people with artworks

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=437

How to engage young people with art and Museums - includes audio recordings of members of a Youth Forum giving creative responses to different artworks.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Marc Quinn and Figurative Sculpture

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=53

Marc Quinn's contemporary sculpture raises questions about how we view beauty and the human body, and about issues of disability. Using the sculpture as a focal point, this resource explores these themes with reference to other figurative sculpture from the collection of Museums Sheffield.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Portraits

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=144

Looking at portraits in Sheffield's collections - engaging interactive to create your own portrait.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London of 1666

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=546

A resource about Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London, including ideas about how to use it in the classroom. Information about 17th Century life and housing, plus a really good interactive suitable for KS1/2 pupils.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Yong's China Quest adventure game Level 2

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=518

Level 2 of an adventure game about Chinese history from 500 BCE to the Olympics.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Youth Forum

http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/coresite/html/events.asp?site=27&id=983

Youth Forum consists of young people aged 14-24 years from across the city and is a ground breaking interpretation project which enables young people to be the decision-makers, creating dialogues between art in the Graves Gallery, Sheffield and its visitors. Through a series of artist-led workshops, supported by Museum Sheffield staff, Youth Forum creates innovative responses to Sheffield's Visual Art collection, sharing and exploring their ideas with a wider audience.

How to obtain

For more information, contact the Youth Forum Co-ordinator on 0114 278 2614 or email youthforum@museums-sheffield.org.uk.

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