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Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter from Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum, telling you what’s on in Sheffield over the next month. Full listings, including details of the venues, can be seen at www.artsheffield.org/listings. All exhibitions and events are free to attend, unless otherwise stated.

 

 
  01 - Transmission Talk at SHU: Craig Fisher: Weds 26 Jan 4-5.45pm  
  02 - Opening at SIA Gallery: The Hum: Weds 26 Jan 6-8pm  
  03 - Artists’ Talk at SIA Gallery: The Hum: Thur 27 Jan 2-3pm  
  04 - Opening at Access Space: Spectral Influence: Fri 28 Jan 5.30-8pm  
  05 - Transmission Talk at SHU: Laurent Tixador: Weds 2 Feb 4-5.45pm  
 

06 - Site Platform Film Screening: The Proud Valley (1940): Weds 2 Feb 6pm

 
  07 - Opening at Cupola Gallery: Now and then: Fri 4 Feb 7.30pm  
  08 - Talk at Cupola: Going forward - where now?: Sat 5 Feb 3pm  
  09 - Transmission Talk at SHU: Ian Rawlinson: Weds 9 Feb 4-5.45pm  
  10 - Site Platform Film Screening: Song of Freedom (1936): Wed 9 Feb 6pm  
  11 - Residency at Castle Market: starts 14 February  
  12 - Transmission Talk at SHU: Oliver Zwink: Weds 16 Feb 4-5.45pm  
  13 - Artist Talk at Site: Sonya Dyer: Fri 18 Feb 5pm  
  14 - Transmission Talk at SHU: Oriana Fox: Weds 23 Feb 4-5.45pm  
  15 - Event at Site Gallery: An Evening with Archimboldo: Fri 25 Feb 7pm  
     
  News and events in full  
 
01

Transmission Talk: Provocation
Craig Fisher
Sheffield Hallam University (City Campus)
Wednesday 26 January 4-5.45pm

In SHU’s new series of Transmission lectures they will explore how art can provoke, activate, and antagonise the viewer. This week, artist Gary Simmonds hosts guest Craig Fisher. Fisher makes large-scale sculptural installations using fabrics, questioning representations of violence and disaster. He is particularly interested in playing with boundaries, mixing techniques of art and craft, referring to both ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, and juxtaposing the pictorial with the sculptural as potential spaces of slippage, which allow for discoveries beyond confined fields of art production. More

 
 
02

Opening at Sheffield Institute of Arts
The Hum - Chloë Brown and Ines Lechleitner
Wednesday 26 January 6-8pm

The special bond between a young woman and a tiger in Zoologische Garten Berlin is the subject of one part of a new, collaborative art work between Sheffield-based artist Chloë Brown and Ines Lechleitner, who lives in Berlin. The work results from their shared interest in animal/human studies and was made during their LoBe residency in July 2010. More

 
 
03

Artists’ Talk at Sheffield Institute of Arts
The Hum - Ines Lechleitner and Chloë Brown
Thursday 27 January 2-3pm

A talk about The Hum, new work by Ines Lechleitner and Chloë Brown, currently showing at Sheffield Hallam University, introduced by Jasper Joseph-Lester. The artists talk about the results from their shared interest in animal/human studies and was made during their LoBe residency in July 2010. The Hum is a collaboration between the artists based on the encounter with a young woman in the Predator House, focusing on her relationship with one of the tigers and her longing to touch the creature. More

 
 
04

Opening at Access Space
Spectral Influence - Opening
Will Schrimshaw
Friday 28 Jan 5.50-8.00pm

Sound artist Will Schrimshaw is Access Space’s Artist in Residence throughout this month. His project, Spectral Influence, aims to explore the way in which the noises and lighting of the city we occupy influences our movements and emotional relations with urban space and the others we share this space with. More

 
 
05

Transmission Talk
Laurent Tixador
Sheffield Hallam University (City Campus)
Wednesday 2 February 4-5.45pm

In SHU’s new series of Transmission lectures they will explore how art can provoke, activate, and antagonise the viewer. Tixador’s projects have a utopian proposition and are often extreme. In 2005 he undertook several expeditions to Greenland, becoming the first artist to reach the North Pole. In 2009, in Total symbiose 4: 1 he immersed himself in a world at once ordinary and mysterious, that of the business enterprises in the heart of La Défense in Paris. More

 
 
06

Site Platform Film Screening
Paul Robeson Research Station, Sonya Dyer
The Proud Valley (1940) with speaker Lynda Morris
Wednesday 2 February 6pm

In conjunction with Sonya Dyer’s Site Platform Paul Robeson Research Station there will be two films shown starring Paul Robeson, each followed by a discussion with an invited speaker. Paul Robeson Research Station presents a series of screenings, discussions and live mapping, culminating in a choral performance. Paul Robeson (1898 – 1976) was an American actor, singer, scholar, athlete, writer, lawyer, trade unionist and social justice advocate.Through discursive platforms, tomato growing and using the idea of the ‘anthem’ as a transnational symbol, the project aims to explore the legacy of Robeson as a symbol of workers solidarity, social justice and internationalism. More

 
 
07

Opening at Cupola Gallery
Now and then
Friday 4 February, 7.30pm onwards

An exhibition featuring new or early work from artists who have a long history with Cupola. Over 10,000 artists have exhibited with Cupola since it first opened its doors in 1991. Represented in this show are just a few of the many artists that have enjoyed a long relationship with the gallery. Alongside their work the Cupola archive of previous shows will also be available to view and the exhibiting artists are providing a few sentences on their first thoughts or experience of the gallery all those years ago.More

 
 
08

Talk at Cupola Gallery
Now and Then: Going forward - where now?
Saturday 5 February 3pm

In conjunction with Cupola’s 20th anniversary celebrations and their Now and Then exhibition, which shows work by artists Cupola has represented over the years, Director Karen Sherwood discusses the question of ”Going forward - where now?”, with artist guest speakers. More

 
 
09

Transmission: PROVOCATION
Ian Rawlinson
Sheffield Hallam University (City Campus)
Wednesday 9 February 4-5.45pm

The work of Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson is a poetic exploration of cultural values. Their work addresses questions around faith, politics, national identity, and the environment. Works like The Fireworks, The Carrier’s Prayer or The Four Horsemen operate though an unravelling of the social and ideological consequences of an action in regard to its apparent spectacle. This interest in consequence is reflected in the aesthetics of spectacle and excess that lie at the heart of their practice. More

 
 
10

Site Platform Film Screening:
Paul Robeson Research Station
Song of Freedom (1936)
Wednesday 9 February 6pmm

In conjunction with Sonya Dyer’s Site Platform Paul Robeson Research Station there will be two films shown starring Paul Robeson, each followed by a discussion with an invited speaker. Paul Robeson Research Station presents a series of screenings, discussions and live mapping, culminating in a choral performance. Paul Robeson (1898 – 1976) was an American actor, singer, scholar, athlete, writer, lawyer, trade unionist and social justice advocate. Through discursive platforms, tomato growing and using the idea of the ‘anthem’ as a transnational symbol, the project aims to explore the legacy of Robeson as a symbol of workers solidarity, social justice and internationalism.More

 
 
11
 

Residency at Castle Market
Jo Wallace, Judy Hockley and Silvia Champion
14 Feb - 24 April

For two months Castle Markets will be hosting three artists in residence. For ten weeks dedicated stalls on the Lower Floor of Castle Market will serve as a workspace for three Sheffield based artists, Jo Wallace, Judy Hockley and Silvia Champion. During this time each artist will develop a new body of work. Artists will be working in mixed media with images, objects, sculpture, research and installation. Over the eight weeks the work will be fluid and in development, culminating in an exhibition at the end of the 8 week residency. More

 
 
12

Transmission: PROVOCATION
Oliver Zwink
Sheffield Hallam University (City Campus)
Wednesday 16 February 4-5.45pm

Oliver Zwink’s drawings, collages, films, photographs, and installations approach the urban terrain by re-creating and simulating a work-process, in which randomness and planning, construction, and destruction generate complex imagery and fragile physical shapes. Influenced by Post Marxist/Situationist thinking, his work crosses between anti-utopian and poetic transformation; highlighting the interdependence of mental and architectural space. More

 
 
13

Site Platform: Artist Talk & Discussion
Paul Robeson Research Station
Sonya Dyer and Becky Shaw
Friday 18 February 5pm

In conjunction with Sonya Dyer’s Site Platform Paul Robeson Research Station, which takes place 1-19 February, there will be an artist’s talk & discussion, chaired by Becky Shaw. This will be followed by choral event and refreshments. More

 
 
14

Transmission: PROVOCATION
Oriana Fox
Sheffield Hallam University (City Campus)
Wednesday 23 February 4-5.45pm

Oriana Fox is an artist who uses performance, sculpture, painting, and video to make reference to and critique the representation of women in contemporary media and the iconic feminist artists of the 1970s. She does this with a knowing sense of humour, the portrayal of women in popular culture and feminist art both attracting and repelling her simultaneously. More

 
 
15

Event at Site Galley
An Evening with Archimboldo
Site Platform: Tom Woolner
Friday 25 February 7pm

For his Site Platform commission, Tom Woolner will develop a new performance work. Expanding on previous projects with his makeshift troupe The Archimboldo Players, he will bring the sculptural and performative sides of his practice together, orchestrating a hybrid event with a new cast of characters, performers, volunteers and musicians. By collaborating with others and stretching his practice in both scope and duration, he will use the project to publicly test where his work sits between sculpture, theatre, music and comedy. More

 
     
 

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