Keeping apace with fast moving developments in digital communications, Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum have developed the first official App for Art in Sheffield, offering iPhone and iPad users a comprehensive guide to contemporary art in the city.
The App has now launched and is completely free to download, offers full listings of exhibitions and events across various galleries and venues, along with other key features to help you get more out of the vibrant art scene in Sheffield.
Features include an ‘at-a-glance’ overview of what’s on now, so you can find out what’s on near you, with directions from your current location, as well as more in depth information to engage readers about current and forthcoming exhibitions. This will include a series of video and audio podcasts, released from September 2012. There will also be a calendar for planning visits in advance, options to personalise listings by adding favourites to your own calendar, create reminders for openings, talks and events, and also comments, where visitors can share thoughts and experiences with others.
“Since 2001 we have been providing gallery visitors in Sheffield with a what’s on guide, moving from printed ‘ART’ leaflets to online listings a few years ago” says Project Co-ordinator Jo Nancarrow. “We were keen to take the next logical yet innovative step, and extend our offer to the public, producing the first ever citywide art based App that guides people around the galleries”.
This App is designed for all kinds of gallery goers; it works on various levels, for those interested in going to exhibition openings with friends; for those who are grappling with the ideas behind the work; people wanting a taster of exhibitions by watching videos and reading more before visiting; those planning a visit in advance; or simply for people who just enjoy spending Saturday afternoons browsing galleries at their own pace.
For those without iPhones/ipads, the Art in Sheffield online listing service has been fully maximized for all smartphone operating systems, including Android, blackberry, Symbian and Windows.
Download the App now