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Dear Art in Sheffield Subscriber,

Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter from Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum, telling you what’s on in Sheffield this October. 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 The Showroom: Martin and Youle - Weds 7 Oct 4pm  
  02 - Talk at SHU Furnival Building: Danuta Reah - Thurs 8 Oct 6.30-8.30pm  
  03 - Opening at Bloc: Michal Tkachenko - Fri 9 Oct 7-9pm  
  04 - Transmission Talk at The Showroom: Tim Etchells - Weds 14 Oct 4pm  
  05 - Art, literature & music event at Fusion Cafe - Weds 14 Oct 6pm  
  06 - Screening at Site: Films from New Zealand - Thurs 15 Oct 6.30-8.30pm  
  07 - The Great British Art Debate at SHU Furnival Building - Tues 20 Oct 6.30-8.30pm  
  08 - Transmission Talk at The Showroom: Roderick Buchanan - Weds 21 Oct 4pm  
  09 - Opening at Millennium Gallery: Can Art Save Us? - Weds 21 Oct6-8pm  
  10 - Screening at Site Gallery: Films from New Zealand - Thurs 22 Oct 6.30pm  
  11 - Opening event at S1 Artspace: Giles Round - Thurs 22 Oct 6.30 – 8.30pm  
  12 - Event at Bank Street Arts: PRISM - Fri 23 Oct 8pm  
  13 - Transmission Talk at The Showroom: Kelly Large - Weds 28 Oct 4pm  
  14 - Performance at the Showroom: Third Angel - Weds 28 Oct, 7pm  
  15 - Screening at Site Gallery: Films from New Zealand - Thurs 29 Oct, 6.30pm  
  16 - Opening event at Cupola Gallery: Corinna Button - Fri 30 Oct 7.30pm  
  17 - Book launch at the Site Gallery: Laureana Toledo - Fri 30 Oct 6.30pm  
  18 - Gallery Crawl: Fri 30 Oct 6.30pm *** Details coming soon ***  
     
  19 - A quick glimpse at exhibitions on this month  
     
  News and events in full  
 
01

Artist Talk at The Showroom
Transmission: Host - Bevis Martin, Charlie Youle, Jaspar Joseph-Lester and Sharon Kivland
Wednesday 7 October, 4pm

Transmission is a series of artists’ talks organised by Sheffield Hallam University in association with Site Gallery. In this series of lectures, staff from the department of fine art have each invited a friend to speak. For this first talk of the season, Jaspar Joseph-Lester and Sharon Kivland play host, with speakers Bevis Martin, Charlie Youle. Tickets £2/£1.50 conc. Tickets from The Showroom box office: 0114 275 7727. more

 
 
02

Talk at Sheffield Hallam University, Furnival Building
A Picture of Us? Danuta Reah in Conversation
Thursday 8 October, 6.30-8.30pm

Crime Writer Danuta Reah talks to Alison Ross about her choice of work for A Picture of Us? Identity in British Art, which is currently showing at The Graves Art Gallery. For the show Reah has selected Erinnerung aus dem Weltkrieg (2001) from The Russian Ending, by Tacita Dean. Of Russian descent herself, Reah is intrigued by the idea developed by Danish filmmakers in the early 1900s which would see a film produced with two endings; the American version would see a joyful resolution to the narrative, while in stark contrast the version produced for Russian audiences would “end in catastrophe”. Free, please book in advance on 0114 278 2655 more

 
 
03

Opening at Bloc
Antoinette - Michal Tkachenko
Friday 9 October, 7-9pm

The opening event for Antoinette. In her new solo exhibition at Bloc, Artist Michal Tkachenko looks at similarities between cooking and painting, both of which she uses to explore the way food influences community. Painting seems as much about creating sensations to please the senses, as does cooking. More

 
 
04

Artist Talk at The Showroom
Transmission: Host - Tim Etchells & Penny McCarthy
Wednesday 14 October, 4pm

Transmission is a series of artists’ talks organised by Sheffield Hallam University in association with Site Gallery. In this series of lectures, staff from the department of fine art have each invited a friend to speak. This week, the speaker is Tim Etchells, with host Penny McCarthy. Tickets £2/£1.50 conc. Tickets from The Showroom box office: 0114 275 7727. More

 
 
05

An exhibition and book event at Fusion Cafe
From the Roof of the Casa Granda
Carolyn Waudby and Paul Schatzberger
Wednesday 14 October 6pm

A book launch and reading accompanying Dreams and Defiance: Cuba Beyond The Revolution, the new exhibition at the SIAD Gallery. The exhibition grew out of a shared love of Cuba following visits by award-winning writer and Sheffield Hallam lecturer Carolyn Waudby, and prize-winning photographer Paul Schatzberger. A collection of 18 poems is juxtaposed with 22 photographs in a unique display designed to celebrate the island’s people and culture. For the event, visitors can view the exhibition at the SIAD Gallery, then cross the road for a lively evening of poetry, cocktails and live music, in which Carolyn will read work from the collection, followed by Latin folk, jazz and protest songs. Tickets £3/£2 (cons) Tel. 0114 273 4737
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06

Screening at the Site Gallery
Films from the New Zealand Film Archive
The Experimental Archive
Thursday 15 October, 6.30-8.30pm

To coincide with Daniel von Sturmer’s exhibition, Site will be screening work from the New Zealand Film Archive. Curated and introduced by the archive’s Exhibitions and Programmes Manager, Mark Williams, this is a rare opportunity to see some of New Zealand’s experimental film and video work, as well as home movies, government films and music videos. The programme kicks off with 'The Experimental Archive'. Rather than a 'Greatest Hits', this programme suggests possible roads towards establishing a history of New Zealand experimental film and video. While many of the films could be considered within the internationally recognised tendancies of the experimental/avant garde, there is also an opportunity to place these films in the broader context of our recognised national cinema, and it’s representation of people and place. more

 
 
07

A Debate at Sheffield Hallam University, Furnival Building
A Picture of Us? Join the Great British Art Debate
Tuesday 20 October, 6.30-8.30pm

To what extent do public art collections represent Britain in the 21st Century? Join an invited panel of curators, artists and commentators including Chris Stephens, Head of Displays at Tate Britain, and Maria Balshaw, Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery, to explore this question. This event accompanies A Picture of Us? This event accompanies A Picture of Us? Identity in British Art, currently showing at the Graves Art Gallery. Free, please book in advance on 0114 278 2655

 
 
08

Artist Talk at the Showroom
Transmission: Host (artist talks)
Roderick Buchanan, Andrew Sneddon
Wednesday 21 October, 4pm

A series of artists’ talks organised by Sheffield Hallam University in association with Site Gallery. In this series of lectures, staff from the department of fine art have each invited a friend to speak. This week Andrew Sneddon hosts artist Roderick Buchanan. Tickets £2/£1.50 conc. Tickets from The Showroom box office: 0114 275 7727. More

 
 
09

Opening at Millennium Gallery
Can Art Save Us?
Wednesday 21 October, 6-8pm

You are invited to the opening of Can Art Save Us?, the first in a series of three exhibitions at Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery which will draw on the ideas and insights of critic, author, artist and scholar, John Ruskin (1819-1900). At first glance an unlikely eco-warrior, Ruskin was arguably ahead of his time in his recognition of the environment as a finite resource. Featuring paintings, sculpture, installations and mixed media work from Tate, the V&A, the National Gallery and the Natural History Museum, Can Art Save Us? will see Ruskin’s legacy illustrated through a diverse selection of historic and contemporary art.
For up to 4 complimentary guest list places RSVP to Chris Harvey: chris.harvey@museums-sheffield.org.uk or 0114 278 2664. more

 
 
10

Screening at Site Gallery
Films from the New Zealand Film Archive
Films in Real Time, 1970-1979
Thursday 22 October, 6.30pm

A Screening programme to coincide with with Daniel von Sturmer’s exhibition. In the early 1970s a post-object art movement was emerging in New Zealand, where artists turned their attention to performance activities. Several artists used film and porta-pak video to document their work, much of which later re-emerged in galleries as video installations. More

 
 
11

Opening event at S1 Artspace
Living Structures - Giles Round
Thursday 22 October, 6.30 – 8.30pm

The opening for Living Structures, a solo exhibition of new work by Giles Round following a three month residency at S1 this summer. Outmoded or defunct domestic solutions regarded as impractical to contemporary living feature prominently in Round’s work. Living Structures presents a balanced display of allegorical works, situating both high & low cultural forms of production side by side, including furniture, horticulture, ceramics, lighting, typography & textiles. Reinvestment in the past is central to Round’s practice. He employs the formal language of modernist & minimalist art & design, whilst retaining an ambiguity to past, present & future sources. Specific influences are drawn from pioneers in this field such as Donald Judd, Fred Sandback, Eric Gill & Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Exhibition continues until 5 December 2009. More

 
 
12

Performance / event at Bank Street Arts
PRISM
Friday 23 October, 8pm onwards

PRISM is a bi-monthly contemporary art event. Established at The Showroom Cinema in 2008 it utilises various venues across Sheffield to exhibit work by emerging and established artists. This October it begins a new residency at Bank St Arts. Tickets £2 More

 
 
13

Artist Talk at the Showroom
Transmission: Host (artist talks)
Kelly Large, Becky Shaw
Wednesday 28 October, 4pm

Transmission is a series of artists’ talks organised by Sheffield Hallam University in association with Site Gallery. In this series of lectures, staff from the department of fine art have each invited a friend to speak. This week speaker Kelly Large is hosted by Becky Shaw. Tickets £2/£1.50 conc. Tickets from The Showroom box office: 0114 275 7727. More

 
 
14

Performance at the Showroom
Words and Pictures, Third Angel
Wednesday 28 October, 7pm

The première of Words & Pictures at the Showroom, as part of the Off The Shelf Festival of Writing and Reading Festival. Dubbed as 'a book reading for a book that doesn't exist (yet), the event will be a theatrical collection of short stories, obsessions, illustrations and digressions. Third Angel have been talking to Studio Dust about making a book of their texts and images - some from performances, some that have never made it into a show, some that were not originally intended to be performed. And then they started talking to the Off The Shelf festival about doing a reading for that book. They know that it is usual to publish the book first, then go and do readings of it - but they’re doing it the other way round. Tickets £6 / £4 - Contact the Showroom to book tickets on 0114 275 7727 more

 
 
15

Screening at the Site Gallery
Films from the New Zealand Film Archive
SoundTracks: Experimental Audio for Unseen Films
Thursday 29 October, 6.30pm

From 2002-2006 experimental musicians were invited to create a soundtrack to films in the collection of the New Zealand Film Archive. As a result many previously unknown or forgotten films were seen for the first time in many years, and a mainstream audience celebrated experimental music. Film footage includes amateur documentation of Antarctic whaling shot in the late 1960s, an industrial film about New Zealand’s meat exports to Britain, newsreel footage of the massive 1931 Napier earthquake and home movies shot on 16mm film by women of means in the depression years. Musicians include Rosy Parlane, Rachel Shearer, Greg Malcolm and Bryce Galloway.
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16

Opening event at Cupola Gallery
Feast - Corinna Button
Friday 30 October 7.30pm onwards

You are invited to the opening of Feast, a solo painting and mixed media exhibition by Corinna Button. Obsessions with image, gossip, fashion, materialism, the minutiae of celebrity life – these are our Idols of today and they are the underlying presence within the artist’s current body of work ‘Feast‘; feasting our eyes as well as in the sense of eating and drinking. more

 
 
17

Book launch at the Site Gallery
The Limit, Laureana Toledo
Friday 30 October 6.30pm

The Name of the Band is The Limit, From Mexico to Sheffield was Laureana Toledo’s addition to Art Sheffield 05: Spectator T. Toledo created a cover band that sang songs by local Sheffield groups, and named it after the cult Sheffield nightclub, The Limit, which closed in 1992. The band was created in Mexico - where it played one local concert, then came to Sheffield, where it played two shows before disbanding. Like most of Toledo’s work, The Limit appropriates and reinterprets a pre-existing entity. With this volume, Toledo continues to play with the idea of authorship by pirating an already iconic magazine layout - The Face - and turning it into a labyrinth of information that leaves the reader unsure if he or she is reading about music, a band’s story, an artist, Mexico or even just pop culture. During the event, the gallery will be open, showing the first UK solo show by Melbourne-based Daniel von Sturmer. more

 
 
18

Gallery Crawl
Friday 30 October 6.30pm onwards
Visit www.artsheffield.org to find out more
*** Details coming soon ***

 
     
 
19 A brief glimpse at exhibitions on this month. For more information click on the links or visit http://artsheffield.org/listings
 
 
Cupola Gallery: Horizon, Walker (Until 25 Oct)
SIAD Gallery: Dreams and Defiance: Cuba Beyond The Revolution (Until 31 Oct)
Bloc Billboard: Weird Heads, Nicola Pemberton (Until 26 Oct 2009)
Bloc: Antoinette, Michal Tkachenko (10 Oct - 24 Oct)
Butcher Works Gallery: Building - Glass - Sculpture (15 - 30 Oct)
Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery: Can Art Save Us? (22 Oct - 31 Jan)
S1 Artspace: Living Structures, Giles Round (23 Oct - 5 Dec)
Cupola Gallery: Feast, Corinna Button (30 Oct - 28 Nov)
Access Space: 20×20 (Until 14 Oct 2009)
Access Space: Paintings, Shelley Iqbal (Until 20 Oct)
Persistence Works: remembered imagined experienced, A. Rosemary Watson
Graves Gallery: A Picture of Us? Identity in British Art
Graves Gallery: Blue Bird, Seiko Kinoshita
Site Gallery, Daniel von Sturmer
 
     
 

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