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

ART SHEFFIELD 08 was organised by Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum (SCAF). SCAF a not-for profit company working to further the presence and awareness of contemporary art in Sheffield through joint programming, creating opportunities for artists, audience development and profile raising activities. The directors of the company are representatives of Bloc Studios, Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust, Sheffield Hallam University, Site Gallery, S1 Artspace & Yorkshire Artspace and independent artists. See About SCAF for further details and contacts

Funders & Supporters

Media Partner

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

SCAF would like to thank...
Jan Verwoert, The Artists, Johnen & Schöttle, Galerie Martin Janda, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Jan Mot, Greengrassi, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Vitamin Creative Space, Kontakt – The Art Collection of Erste Bank Group, Artists Pension Trust, Branka Stipancic, Jennifer Hallam, The Designer’s Republic, The Art Sheffield Ambassadors (see below), Members of SCAF Marketing & Education Committees, Mark Latham & Urban Spash, Hammer Museum, Cultural Centre, Mr George Lindermann, Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Kerlin Gallery, Deirdre Pashley & Winter Garden staff, Toby Oliver at Sheffield City Council, Ivor Lawrence at Sheffield Hallam University, Caroline Lister at the University of Sheffield

Art Sheffield Ambassadors & Supporters

SCAF is building up a network of supporters who are helping us reach wider audiences and raise the profile of contemporary art in Sheffield through various joint promotional initiatives. Supporters include:



FAD is an occasional arts magazine and website published by Mark Westall (London) and Dan Sumption (Sheffield). FAD also runs the Sheffield arts radio show "Empty Space" every Tuesday morning, 10-12, on Sheffield Live, 93.2FM and www.sheffieldlive.org.


The Forum
Based in the heart of the Devonshire Quarter, the Forum is one of the pioneers of café/bar culture in Sheffield. It offers a range of food, drinks, art and entertainment, and houses many unique boutiques.


Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University offers undergraduate and postgraduate full and part-time courses, research, consultancy and services to business in many fields, including art and design.

Waterstone’s is the country’s leading specialist bookseller, offering range and value for money. Passionate about books, their knowledgeable booksellers aim to provide the best bookshop experience for their customers. During Art Sheffield 08, Waterstones will be distributing AS08 bookmarks, and will have an AS08 inspired display within the art section of their shop in Orchard Square, Sheffield City Centre.

  Henry Moore Foundation
In addition to giving grants to support sculptural practice throughout Britain, The Henry Moore Foundation maintains the artist’s home, studios and grounds in Hertfordshire, as well as the world’s largest collection of Moore’s work. The Foundation also curates exhibitions of Henry Moore’s work worldwide. The Henry Moore Institute in the heart of Leeds is a centre dedicated to the exploration of sculpture in all its forms, with a vibrant exhibition programme presenting three-dimensional work from ancient to contemporary.

Other supporters include:
Allen Todd Architecture
Creative Sheffield
Cultural Industries Quarter Agency
HLM Architects
Irwin Mitchell
The Plug
The Rutland Pub
S1 Associates Scheme
Sheffield College
Sheffield City Council
SHU Contemporary Art Society
The University of Sheffield