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As well as sharing news about contemporary art exhibitions and events in the city, Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum is developing an e-mail list for practising artists, as well as web based sector news, exhibition opportunities, information on training, calls for proposals, and invitations to participate in activities hosted by SCAF, its partners and other organisations.

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The skeletal remains of Sutton Scarsdale Hall continue to decay. A dilapidated wreck of a structure, you enter at your own risk. This decay needs to be resisted and Sutton Scarsdale needs to live again…

In the very heart of England, Sutton Scarsdale Hall is to become the Pavilion of Postcontemporary Curating, a new international art facility set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, dedicated solely to new curating.

The current hall is a perfect exhibition/performance space: lit from above, with high walls, neutral floor. As a functioning work of art/art centre, it should provide everything the contemporary curator requires, and be able to evolve as those needs change… Importantly it will facilitate new media production as well as old, it will have a library, archive, research facilities, studios and accommodation as well as a gallery dedicated to the history of the house.

It will be a base for new ways of looking at art and its production. A sculpture, it will become part of the regional landscape and act as a beacon to advanced ideas and art praxis in the regional and international scenes.

With this call for entries, the Centre of Attention is seeking proposals for the re-imagining of Sutton Scarsdale Hall, Derbyshire into a pavilion of postcontemporary curating.

This call is open to architects, designers, artists, curators and others. All ideas, gestural, utopian or pragmatic are welcome. Proposals and concepts can be submitted as drawings, images or texts, by email to

More information and images:
The Centre of Attention: 020 8880 5507 or 07792 582 386

An Endless Supply Moving Image

An Endless Supply Moving Image

Call For Submissions
Deadline: Sunday 15 November  2009

Birmingham based artist Helen Brown is guest-editing a spin-off project of open-submission film & video, to be screened at Eastside Projects on Thursday 10 December. Formats can include: film & video, animation, documentary, features, shorts. All submissions may be subject to editing

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 15 November
Submissions should be on DVD & sent to:

Helen Brown
An Endless Supply Moving Image
Eastside Projects
86 Heath Mill Lane
B9 4AR


New Studios available at Yorkshire ArtSpace, Sheffield

New Studios available at Yorkshire ArtSpace, Sheffield

Yorkshire ArtSpace Society will soon be extending its studio base beyond its current 53 studios at Persistence Works in the city centre, with the provision of 36 new studios for artists and makers in different areas of the city. They are now calling for interest from new studioholders for three new sites across Sheffield. The developments are the result of exciting neighbourhood renewal projects in specific areas in Sheffield, strengthening partnerships with key organisations in those neighbourhoods, and the growing demand for studio space for visual artists and makers in Sheffield.

Yorkshire ArtSpace: Porter Brook Studios is in Sheffield City Centre (S1), and is available from May 2009. Next door to Persistence Works, this well lit, well serviced, low cost temporary studio base with spaces on the 1st and 2nd floor, will be available on a short term licence basis.

Yorkshire ArtSpace: Manor Oaks Studios in the S2 area of the city is available from Spring 2010. These brand new, purpose built studios at Manor Oaks farm are being developed in partnership with Green Estate, in line with their sustainable agenda.  The studios in this historical setting, close to Sheffield city centre, are particularly suitable for artists working in crafts or applied arts. 

Yorkshire ArtSpace: SOAR Works are new developments in Parson Cross (S6) in the north of Sheffield, and are available from Summer 2010. These new, purpose built studios are being developed in partnership with Southey Owlerton Area Regeneration.  All units are north facing and situated on the top floor with natural skylights.  This complex is situated with easy access to the M1 and the A61North and the studios are particularly suitable for more quieter visual arts practices.

All artists within these new complexes will be part of Yorkshire ArtSpace Society’s membership, with access to communal facilities at the main building at Persistence Works, such as the meeting room and reception, participation in joint events and initiatives and access to business support services. For further information, images of the spaces and an application form visit or contact Anita Lloyd on or 0114 2761769.



Welcoming submissions from artists

Prism is a new programme of contemporary art events commissioned by The Showroom Cinema, Sheffield. Taking place after Sheffield Hallam University’s Transmission lectures, it aims to take on the themes discussed and expand them into an evening of new commissioned work. Submissions will be taken from both established artists and promising Hallam students, who will receive a portion of Prism’s proceeds to help finance their 2009 Degree Show. Each event will focus on audio, video, performative and interactive works and will also feature live music. Over the course of the programme work will be exhibited in The Showroom Café, Cinema 1, the adjoining light well and the nearby Workstation foyer and upper level. A prism splits a beam of light, expanding its scope and exposing the spectrum it contains. Based in the centre of the cultural industries quarter, Prism will encourage a similar process. Engaging with the area it inhabits, the programme aims to create social evenings in which creative communities can converse around the spectrum of artistic interest.

If you are interested in submitting Work for PRISM, please contact Darren Chouings at

Associate Membership - S1 Artspace

Associate Membership - S1 Artspace

Become an Associate Member of S1 for £10 and receive:
* Invitations to exhibition openings, screenings and parties via post and email
* Associate Member newsletter (3 times a year)
* Acknowledgement of support on S1’s website
* Opportunities to be involved in trips, tours and special activities, subsidised by Arts Council England and limited to S1 studio holders (Members) and Associate Members.

Contact Katy Woods at

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