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Tar Beach
New Artists from New York
Site Gallery
Until 28 June
Tar Beach explores the coexistence of past and present, fiction and reality, within the architecture of contemporary New York. Images of the urban environment create a composite portrait of a city that is constantly changing, and radically different for every inhabitant.

Off The Leash
Graves Art Gallery
Until 26 July
An ironic and humorous look at our perception of animals and pets, encompassing installation, photography and painting. The show brings together work by Nigel Grimmer, Cathie Pilkington & Ryan Everson; three artists who have used animals as their subject matter.
Edward Cotterill & Genna Simpson
Same Old Shit
The Forum Café
2 June - 13 July
For their second tandem exhibition Edward Cotterill & Genna Simpson explore the themes of authorship, ownership and the human condition. Through a variety of media they pose the questions: what is art, where does art belong, where is art going, what can art be and who cares?
Trine Smith
On the Edge
Cupola Gallery
2 June - 5 July
New paintings that look at the ambivalent notion of ‘the edge’ - dominant themes include the border, brink, threshold, and boundary. The artist paints specific places in Cornwall that are of personal significance. These places are huge open spaces with expanses of sea and sky, which for the artist evokes a sense of sanctuary and freedom.
utk
10x10x10
Bloc Space
21-29 June
An exhibition curated by artists’ group utk who have invited ten artists to create work in response to one of ten randomly allocated subjects using one of ten randomly
allocated media.
 
Michael Futcher
Access Space
4-27 July
The Nottingham-based artist & programmer has designed and created work in the form of a computer game. 3D work based on the game will be on show and visitors to Access Space will be able to play the game on the computers in the technology lab.  
 

Anneè Olofsson
Site Gallery
5 July - 16 August
Anneè Olofsson is a photographer and video artist who creates portraits. Her work may seem straightforward on first reading: relations of power, family connections, bonds of affection and intense emotion.
But there is an additional element in these images that appears after extended viewing, like an inexplicable echo.

 
Unframed
Group Show
Cupola Gallery
7 July - 20 September
Unframed is a group exhibition of wall mounted art work. All the work will have one element in common: no piece will have a frame around it, conventional or otherwise. Work will vary from oil on canvas to large mounted photographs to wall mounted sculptures in a variety of media.
 
Colour Feel
Paintings & Designs by Sally Greaves Lord
Millennium Galleries
10 July - 10 August
As Creative Director of Issey Miyake
1986-1991, Sally Greaves-Lord’s window installations, and those by invited contemporary artists, have gone down as pivotal moments in recent design history. Colour Feel brings together a variety of her paintings and designs.
 
SCAT
States of Mind
The Forum Café
20 July - 31 August
States of Mind brings together work by artists who are concerned with the complex relationship between creativity and mental & emotional states. The exhibition consists of a diverse range of work, including 3D, painting and performance art.
 
Kate Whateley
Bloc Space
12-27 July
An exhibition of new paintings by Bloc
studio artist Kate Whateley.
 
Strange Attractor
Bloc Space
2-17 August
New installation and sculpture by Theo Price, Zack Dykes and Brodie Stevens
 
Sean Williams
Otherwhere
Bloc Space
23 August - 7 September
Unassuming locations such as buildingsites, country lanes, empty fields and mansion gardens are made strangely significant by the excessive detail of Williams’ pointilist paintings. The mundane is rendered with
a kind of melancholic dreaminess which makes even the most banal of subjects emotionally radiant.
 
Immediate III
Site Gallery
29 August - 4 October
In the autumn, Site Gallery will be showing the third biannual survey of new work
coming out of the northern art colleges. This year’s exhibition and commission scheme will be selected by Victoria Miro, Marion Coutts and Jarvis Cocker
 
Forced Entertainment
The Voices
Lyceum Theatre
12-13 September
Based on a series of stream of consciousness texts, The Voices reveals its prota-gonists through their wishes and desires
for the future - from the predictable and the clichéd, to the extraordinary and unexpected. Each text is an aspirational ramble concerning how the speaker would like things to be. (Admission prices apply)
 
Dominic Mason
Small Paintings, Drawings and Ephemera
Bloc Space
13-28 September
Over the past seven years Dominic Mason has appeared in excess of twenty shows in Sheffield, working in a diverse range of media and subjects. This exhibition contains paintings, photographs, texts and drawings associated with these shows.
 
Henrietta Corbett
Cupola Gallery
22 September - 25 October
Solo exhibition of recent work by Henrietta Corbett, including large abstract paintings and small scale mixed media sculpture.
 
Simon Le Ruez
Bloc Space
4 -19 October
Sculptures and installations that consider the process & consequences of remem-bering. The work reflects on a state of being ‘in-between’, or on the edge of something impending.
 
Monika Oeschler-Schauspiel
Site Gallery
11 October - 22 November
Four screen projection installation, showing the various spaces of a theatre during the production stages of two plays. The actual performance of the plays will not be
presented. The intention is to create a
situation which positions the viewer in the
centre of the production process rather than the actual performance, expanding the notion of role play present in everyday life.
 
RK Nielsen
New Paintings
Bloc Space
25 October - 9 November
RK Nielsen often describes painting as a kind of detective work - a gathering of information and situations which can then be manipulated and transformed into new shapes and worlds.
 
Cupola Staff Show
Cupola Gallery
27 October - 29 November
An exhibition of paintings and mixed media work by Ben Jeffery, Helen Inckle, Karen Sherwood and Fiona Birch. The work reflects the interests and experiences of the artists, such as travels to Cambodia and the Far East, to the life cycle of plants and the weather.
Third Angel
Pleasant Land
www.pleasantland.org
Ongoing
A year-long exploration of England and Englishness at the start of a new Millen-nium. Launched at Shooting Live Artists at the Site Gallery in March 2003, this investigative work now continues on the Internet. The Pleasant Land website gives you your chance to have your say, to tell Third Angel what England means to you.
 
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In-Site
Informal gallery talks
Site Gallery
A series of informal talks and tours bringing together different perspectives & thoughts on various exhibitions. Drawing on their own experiences and ideas curators, artists and gallery staff will be talking about the work and inviting discussion. Free (booking required)

Michael Wilson
Curator of Tar Beach
Saturday 17 May 1.00pm

Anneè Olofsson
Saturday 5 July 1.00pm

 

Openings
All are welcome to these evening events for a glass of wine and a sneak preview of the exhibition. For further details please contact the relevant venue (the contact details are listed in the Directory)

Anneè Olofsson
Site Gallery
Friday 4 July

Michael Futcher
Access Space
Friday 4 July

Unframed
Cupola Gallery
Friday 11 July

Kate Whateley
Bloc Space
Friday 11 July

Strange Attractor
Bloc Space
Friday 1 August

Sean Williams
Bloc Space
Friday 22 August

Immediate III
Site Gallery
Friday 29 August

Dominic Mason
Bloc Space
Friday 12 September

Henrietta Corbett
Cupola Gallery
Friday 26 September

Simon Le Ruez
Bloc Space
Friday 3 October

Monika Oeschler-Schauspiel
Site Gallery
Friday 18 October

RK Nielsen
Bloc Space
Friday 24 October

Cupola Staff Show
Cupola
Friday 31 October

 
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