Exhibitions and events all over the city aim to spark new interest in contemporary metal design

30 April 2013





Galvanize Festival of Contemporary Metal from 3rd – 31st May



Exhibitions and events all over the city throughout May aim to spark new interest in contemporary metal design and give visitors to Sheffield an insight into the city’s vibrant metalwork industry.

Galvanize Sheffield is a perfect opportunity to see and purchase metalwork, meet contemporary designers and learn about the making process as well as hear about the latest innovations. The festival for 2013 features over 50 designers based in the region and beyond and hosts a unique programme produced by Ruskin Mill Trust, Sheffield Assay Office, Yorkshire Artspace, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust along with input from manufacturers and independent makers. Galvanize also forms part of the city’s celebrations of 100 years of stainless steel. The festival is expected to attract visitors from within the region and beyond.


Highlights of the week:

Little Gems – Ten Years on

From 3 May  Free

Little Gems - Ten years on represents the work of 19 early-career silversmiths selected for the Starter Studio Programme at Yorkshire Artspace. Each silversmith was given the opportunity to create new work, commissioned by the Sheffield Assay Office. These works are now in the public collection of Museums Sheffield’s metalwork collection and the private collection of the Sheffield Assay Office. This is the first time all the pieces have been on public display all together.

Millennium Gallery Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP T: 0114 278 2600E: info@museums-sheffield.org.uk W: www.museums-sheffield.org.uk



Made North at Yorkshire Artspace

2 May – 1 June  Free

MADE NORTH and Yorkshire Artspace presents  FUTURE in the MAKING, an exhibition of two halves.  We present new work by 5 early-career designer-makers selected for the Crafts Council's HotHouse North cohort.  The other half of the exhibition, co-curated with Wentworth Pewter  features new work by emerging designers who use new technology to create new work in pewter.  Demonstrations of design process and new technology used is programmed into the exhibition with software company Delcam Plc, who will be demonstrating the latest CAD CAM technology with live machining events.


Highlights of the festival:

Commissions in the Making: Galvanize is always looking for new opportunities for Sheffield metalworkers to work with new people and create new work. Metalworker Deb Smith will be making stainless steel accessories for Sheffield’s infamous singer songwriter, Richard Hawley.