Art Gallery, free entry
Site Gallery is Sheffield’s leading international contemporary art space, supporting artists specialising in moving image, new media and performance. Pioneering emerging art practices and ideas, we work in partnership with local, regional and international collaborators to nurture artistic talent and support the development of contemporary art. At the heart of what we do, is to connect people to artists and to art, inspiring new thinking and debate through our public programmes and participatory activity.
Site Gallery’s exhibition programme is led by Artistic Director Laura Sillars. We work with emergent and established artists to realise their ideas and produce new work for solo and group exhibitions. We specialise in artistic development, investing in artists at critical stages of their careers. In 2012-13, three of Site’s recent alumni won the most prestigious awards in the art-world; The Turner Prize, the Venice Silver Lion and the Frieze Emdash Award. Through diverse programming, we reveal the process of making art to invite our audience to engage, explore and connect.
Artists in residence
Site’s Platform residency programme forms a core part of our artistic offer. Three times a year, the galleries turn into an artist’s studio, opening up the creative process of making new work to visitors. It enables audiences to interact with artists at the work-in-progress stage, and for those who can’t make it to the gallery, you can join the conversation on the Platform blog and explore the concepts of the artists who are developing work in the gallery during 2014-15: Helen Benigson, Florian Roithmayr, Simon and Tom Bloor, Rory Pilgrim and Mel Brimfield and Gwyneth Herbert. This programme of work is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Site Gallery’s education programme provides new opportunities for young people in the region to engage with contemporary art through regular groups, one-off events, outreach activity and the creation of interpretation resources made by young people for young people. With support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we launched a regular group for 14-19 year olds in 2014 - A Society of Explorers. The group works closely with Platform artists to create their own artwork, to produce writing, film and photography about the residencies and to run public events.
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From the M1
Junction 33, follow the Sheffield Parkway to Park square roundabout (signed city centre). Follow signs for A61S (Chesterfield/Inner Ring Road). Take the third exit (past Ponds Forge sports centre and Bus Interchange on right). Continue past the train station on your left. To avoid a lengthy one way road system, take the first left and follow the road round to the train station multi storey car park. To get to the gallery come out of the car park onto Turner Street. Cross Suffolk Road and Shoreham Street junction, you will see Red Tape Studios in front of you. Then either go left up the ramp / steps of Grinders Hill or turn right and follow the road in the direction of the train station, around the front of the Showroom Cinema and onto Paternoster Row/ Brown Street. Site Gallery is at the top of Grinders Hill on the left, next door to the Workstation.
From A57 / Manchester Rd:
Turn left at A57 / Fulwood Rd. Take the 1st right onto B6069/Glossop Rd. Continue to follow B6069 onto West Street. After passing Tesco on the right, take the fourth right turn right onto Carver St. At the bottom of Carver St bear left onto A625 / Furnival Gate. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Furnival St. Brown Street is at the bottom of Furnival St on the right. Turn right for parking just off Sydney Street turn then walk back down Sydney Street and continue onto Brown Street where Site Gallery is located on the right.
By Public Transport:
BY TRAIN & BUS
On exiting the train station follow the steel water sculpture up the slope towards Sheaf Square. Cross the road at the traffic lights, going across the pedestrian walkway in front of the Showroom Cinema and turn left onto Paternoster Row. Continue along Paternoster Row until it becomes Brown Street. Site Gallery is on your left, just after the Workstation.
: 1 mile from Sheffield station