16 February - 30 March 2008
City-wide contemporary art event

In the run up to and throughout the festival, we uploaded information about the work and artists featured in ART SHEFFIELD 08, such as links to reviews and related texts, video interviews with artists and audio tours and clips. Click on the links to find out more:


Click on the links below to watch short interviews with artists in Art Sheffield 08

Artists: Gitte Villesen, Katie Davies, Annika Eriksson, Tim Etchells, Katy Woods, Ines Schaber, George Henry Longly, Neil Webb, Host Artist's Group.


How to listen
The tracks can be listened to here or downloaded and transferred to your MP3 player, so that you can experience them on your way round the exhibition.

The Audio Tour starts from outside, Sheffield train station.

Part 1: Introduction and a short walk from Sheffield Station to the Showroom
Part 2: Site Gallery
Part 3: Persistence Works and Sylvester Space
Part 4: Bloc and S1 Artspace
Part 5: The Winter Garden and Millenium Galleries
Part 6: The End Gallery (Psalter Lane campus)

Click here to Subscribe to our Audio Podcast
(then click on 'Subscribe with iTunes' or 'Add to iTunes' link - iTunes will automatically download the first track, and you need to click on 'get' to download the rest. If you cannot see all the tracks, click on the small triangle to the left of the track name)


A presentation by Jan Verwoert
When he visited Sheffield last year to talk to artists about his ideas for ART SHEFFIELD 08. (Requires QuickTime 7.0)

EXHAUSTION & EXUBERANCE: Ways to Defy the Pressure to Perform
Essay by Jan Verwoert for pamphlet published by Dexter Sinister, as a commission for ART SHEFFIELD 08 and distributed as part of Dot Dot Dot magazine (PDF 1.5mb)



Metro's Art Sheffied 08 blog
Metro, the free, national daily commuter newspaper, is proud to support Art Sheffield 08. The Yorkshire edition's MetroLife section features extensive coverage; for Metro's Art Sheffield blog, go to www.metro.co.uk/artsheffield

http://canstream.co.uk/sheffieldlive/index.php?id=5870 (Part 1) http://canstream.co.uk/sheffieldlive/index.php?id=5871 (Part 2)
"Empty Space", a community radio programme presented on Sheffield Live by Art Sheffield Ambassador Dan Sumption, who has been supporting the festival. This programme went out in February 2008, and is dedicated to Art Sheffield 08, featuring a live interview with Jo Hodgson from Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum & David Nancarrow, Art Sheffield Ambassador for Waterstones, Orchard Square. "Empty Space" is an arts programme that rus every Tuesday morning, 10-12, on Sheffield Live, 93.2FM www.sheffieldlive.org.


Tomma Abts
Details of her work which won the Turner Prize in 2006, along with a three minute video of the artist talking about her work

Phil Collins
Details of his work put forward for the Turner Prize in 2006, along with a three minute video of the artist talking about his work

Katie Davies
Information about the artist and her work, where you can also watch the artist’s videos online

Tim Etchells

Host Artists’ Group
A collection of works and projects by Sheffield based collaboration Host Artists’ Group, including works by other artists featured in Art Sheffield 08, including Neil Webb and Katie Davies.

Dexter Sinister & Dot Dot Dot 15

The Praise of Laziness, Mladen Stilinovic

Esther Stocker
A collection of works, texts and the artist's biography

Ryszard Wasko
An overview of the artist’s work, including images, biography, and bibliography

Ryszard Wasko
An essay by Ryszard W. Kluszczynski, Trans-media Art. On the Art of Ryszard Wasko, 1995

Neil Webb
Selected works, including sound clips from Art Sheffield 08, and more info about the artist

Gitte Villesen
Biography, images and links to various texts about her work