Museums Sheffield Exhibitions & Events March 2014

19th February 2014


We've teamed up with Museums Sheffield to bring you the low-down on their events throughout March, 2014.

Detail, The Puppeteer (1955)

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Museums Sheffield’s March 2014 events, activities an exhibitions:

Exhibitions
Sheffield & the First World War

19 Feb 2014–1 Mar 2015

Weston Park

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a conflict which impacted on millions of people all over the world. As museums around the UK mark the centenary, we launch a new exhibition which explores Sheffield’s experience of a global tragedy.

Sheffield & the First World War draws on the first hand experiences of Sheffield’s people, both at home and on military service, and tells their stories through objects and documents from the city’s collections. From poignant personal possessions, to mementoes brought back to

Sheffield from the front, the exhibition will illustrate the very local and personal impact of the war to end all wars.

  • Printing Sheffield

    Until15 Jun 2014

    Millennium Gallery

    Printmaking in Sheffield is alive and kicking; the city has an active group of artists employing diverse printing techniques with equally vibrant results. From James Green’s colourful linocuts, to Kid Acne’s witty silkscreen prints, printing has given artists their own independent means of production.

    This brand new exhibition will reflect the diversity and abundance of contemporary printing in

    Sheffield and includes works by Jo Peel, James Green, Phlegm, EMA and Kid Acne. Printing

    Sheffield forms a snapshot of the current scene and will include works for sale so that you too can participate in the print revolution.

    Pole Position

    Polish Art in Britain 1939–1989

    Until 28 Jun 2014

    Graves Gallery

    Pole Position is a brand new exhibition which will shed light on a neglected chapter in the story of British art.

    Created from the private collection of Matthew Bateson, Pole Position features the work of Polish émigré artists forced to flee mainland Europe during the Second World War. Despite working alongside many of the British artists who are so celebrated today, their contribution has often been overlooked. Providing a perfect parallel to Sheffield’s stunning 20th century British art collection, Pole Position offers a unique opportunity to see these powerful and evocative works on public display for the first time.

    Displays
    Sheffield Castle Revealed

    Until 5 May 2014

    Weston Park

    Sheffield’s Castle Market is relocating to the Moor and interest is growing in the remains of the medieval castle which lie beneath the existing, 1960’s-built market. This display features objects and images from excavations of the site carried out in the early 20th century by Albert Leslie Armstrong and Leslie Butcher.

  • Against the Grain: Wood Engravings from Sheffield’s Collection

    Until 28 Jun 2014

    Graves Gallery

    This display brings together a beautiful selection of 20th century wood engravings from Sheffield’s collections, including works by artists such as Gertrude Hermes, Paul Nash and Gwen Raverat.

    These intricate prints evoke a sense of rural tranquillity, often seen as a retreat from the modern world and a reaction to the horrors of war.

    Wings of Scale: Butterflies & Moths from Sheffield’s Collection

    Until Spring 2014

    Weston Park

    Collecting butterflies and moths has always been a popular pastime, and as a result, museum collections are often full of them. Today, these collections are an important source of historic and scientific information. This new display shows the amazing beauty and diversity of butterflies and moths from all over the world, highlighting their importance for the wellbeing of any eco-system.

    Regular Classes
    Craft Club

    Every Monday, excluding school holidays

    10.30am–12.30pm

    Millennium Gallery

    Get involved in making and creating using knitting, stitching and crochet in a laid back, creative atmosphere.

    Free, no need to book. Suitable for all ages and abilities

    The Graves Art Club

    Every Friday, excluding school holidays

    10.30am–12.30pm

    Graves Gallery

    Find inspiration in the Graves Gallery and try your hand at drawing, watercolour, acrylic, ink, collage and printing.

    £5/£4.50. Pay on the day at the shop. Suitable for adults of all abilities

    Life Drawing

    Every Friday, excluding school holidays

    10.30am–12.30pm

    Millennium Gallery

    Develop your drawing skills working from a nude model with support from one of our regular artist tutors.

    £8/£7.20. Pay on the day at the shop. Suitable for adults of all abilities

    h5. Events
    Lunchtime Talk: The Sheffield Flood

    Thu 6 Mar, 1–1.45pm

    Weston Park

    Free, no need to book

    Local author Rob Hindle talks about the tragic dam burst of 1864 and reads from his award-winning poetry collection.

    Lunchtime Concert

    Fridays 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar, 1–1.45pm

    Graves Gallery

    Free, no need to book

    Weekly concerts bring the Graves Gallery to life and feature a variety of informal performances from undergraduate students at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Music.

    Lunchtime Talk: Chemical Warfare

    Thu 20 Mar, 1-1.45pm

    Weston Park

    Free, no need to book

    As part of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Professor Charles Stirling from the University of Sheffield gives an overview of the long history of chemical warfare and the ongoing moral debate surrounding it.

    Lunchtime Talk: The Ruskin Collection

    Wed 26 Mar, 1–1.30pm

    Millennium Gallery

    Free, no need to book

    Join Friend of Museums Sheffield Janet Parrey for a personal introduction to her favourites from

    Sheffield’s unique Ruskin collection of art and artefacts.

    Millennium Gallery Craft Market

    Sat 29 Mar, 10am–5pm

    Millennium Gallery

    Free, no need to book

    Our craft market showcases Sheffield’s talented small scale producers and craftspeople making wonderful things, often entirely by hand.

    Family Events
    Discovery Days

    Weston Park

    Free, no need to book

    Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout the school holidays, 1–4pm

    Join us at Weston Park for our drop-in Discovery Days where Sheffield’s collections inspire the whole family to get creative.

    Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Creation Station: Little Explorers

    Every Monday during term time, 10.30–11.30am

    Weston Park

    £5 per session or £30 for 7, book in advance on 0114 278 2655 or email learning@museums-sheffield.org.uk

    We’ve joined up with the award-winning Creation Station to bring you arts and crafts

    Exploration sessions, designed to meet your child’s creative education needs.

    Suitable for 1–5 years.

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