Site Gallery is Sheffield’s leading international contemporary art space, supporting artists specialising in moving image, new media and performance.
Mon - Tue: Closed
Wed - Sun: 12:00 - 17:00
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. Young people 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.