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Art Sheffield Saturday Tour – March

Sat 07 Mar 2015 – Sat 07 Mar 2015 Site Gallery (open Tues – Sat / 11am – 5.30pm)
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Join a member of the Art Sheffield consortium for a tour around selected current exhibitions and events in Sheffield, this month including Site Gallery, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Millenium Gallery, Bloc Billboard and Peddler. Free, please register.

The tour will begin at 12pm at Site Gallery and will include:

** Rory Pilgrim: Words are not signs, they are years **

As our relationships with language, technology and each other develop, what potential do words now have? Artist and activist Rory Pilgrim considers the radical potential of language and intergenerational dialogue by bringing together a council of local elders for his Platform Residency to discuss progress from a generational perspective and the wisdom of age as a radical proposition. Steadily optimistic, Rory’s work has tackled subjects such as social pacifism, revolution, youth powerlessness and homophobic violence.

** The World Outside **
This programme of exhibitions and events features three visual artists who have been in residence at Sheffield Hallam University over the last year, on placements organised by AA2A (Artist Access to Art Colleges).

** The Illustrated Aviary **

In the mid-1800s, naturalist Thomas Campbell Eyton was buying watercolours and prints of birds by the carriage load. Now part of the Ruskin Collection, the illustrations reveal the extraordinary beauty of birds, yet they also show the vulnerability Eyton and the scientific community were beginning to comprehend, with many birds depicted now vanished or under threat.

** Bloc Billboard: Liz West **

Liz West’s new work Subjective Mixtures #1 has been created in situ for the Bloc Billboard on Jessop Street, Sheffield. West explores drawing as something not confined to two dimensions. During the creation of her work, whether making arrangements of objects and lights or drawing on paper, she uses elements of composition and arrangement to experiment with colour and space, often creating work is that is harmonious with its surroundings and examines our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour.

And finishing at:

** Peddler **

Bringing you the best of Britain’s street food traders, local artists, beer and wine.