Open Up Sheffield
Open Up Sheffield holds an annual artists' open studios event. Each year, a different photographer is commissioned to photograph selected studios and the artists working within them. For the 10th anniversary event in 2008, David Shapiro was given a specific brief for each studio, to highlight each in its physical and social context, as well as its range of purposes -- such as education and community involvement. The photographer holds copyright in all images, although of course the copyright in the art works depicted remains with the artist.
Bank Street Arts is a studio and gallery complex in the heart of Sheffield's historic Georgian business district. Featured artists include Cynthia Harrison, Ken Horne, Abigail Ivall and Caroline Twist.

Bank Street Arts -

Bank Street Arts is a studio and gallery complex in the heart of Sheffield's historic Georgian business district. Featured artists include Cynthia Harrison, Ken Horne, Abigail Ivall and Caroline Twist.

Annie Anthony-Mays offers tuition and support in fine art to refugees and asylum seekers at Sheffield city centre's Refugee Education and Employment Programme (REEP) .

Annie Anthony-Mays @ REEP -

Annie Anthony-Mays offers tuition and support in fine art to refugees and asylum seekers at Sheffield city centre's Refugee Education and Employment Programme (REEP).

Bloc is a successful contemporary art space and studio complex based in Sheffield city centre. It has gained recognition over the years for innovative programmes and exhibitions. Expansion into the building next door which is also run as Sylvester Space, a large exhibition area for hire, adds to its cultural value. Fifteen artists opened their studios for the 2008 event, of whom only a few could be represented here.

Bloc Studios -

Bloc is a successful contemporary art space and studio complex based in Sheffield city centre. It has gained recognition over the years for innovative programmes and exhibitions. Expansion into the building next door which is also run as Sylvester Space, a large exhibition area for hire, adds to its cultural value. Fifteen artists opened their studios for the 2008 event, of whom only a few could be represented here.

Based in a former mining village, Bob Campbell is a self-taught sculptor, best known for furniture design and his use of redundant mechanical and industrial parts. Creative metalworking reflects South Yorkshire traditions, and artists often live and work in areas outside the city, yet benefit from Sheffield as a cultural centre.

Bob Campbell -

Based in a former mining village, Bob Campbell is a self-taught sculptor, best known for furniture design and his use of redundant mechanical and industrial parts. Creative metalworking reflects South Yorkshire traditions, and artists often live and work in areas outside the city, yet benefit from Sheffield as a cultural centre.

Kristan Baggaley and Lucy Coyne have established a studio space in a former car repair shop near their home in Nether Edge, Sheffield

Edge 10 Studio -

Kristan Baggaley and Lucy Coyne have established a studio space in a former car repair shop near their home in Nether Edge, Sheffield

Trading as finkfurniture , Finbarr Lucas makes beautiful, unique work for home or workplace, ranging from kitchen, bathroom or bedroom furniture to sculptural and one-off pieces. His workshop is located in Sheffield city centre, above a sandwich shop.

Finbarr Lucas -

Trading as finkfurniture, Finbarr Lucas makes beautiful, unique work for home or workplace, ranging from kitchen, bathroom or bedroom furniture to sculptural and one-off pieces. His workshop is located in Sheffield city centre, above a sandwich shop.

Based in Barnsley, Hilary Simms hand-makes volcanic scuplture, vessels, and tiles. Barnsley artists are increasingly involved in Open Up Sheffield , which is seen as a useful vehicle to promote their cultural development.

Hilary Simms -

Based in Barnsley, Hilary Simms hand-makes volcanic scuplture, vessels, and tiles. Barnsley artists are increasingly involved in Open Up Sheffield, which is seen as a useful vehicle to promote their cultural development.

A studio and gallery complex using affordable accommodation in Neepsend, Sheffield, which supports ecological and charitable activities. A photographic studio is available for hire.

Hugger Art Gallery -

A studio and gallery complex using affordable accommodation in Neepsend, Sheffield, which supports ecological and charitable activities. A photographic studio is available for hire.

Jeff , a director of Open Up Sheffield , uses reclaimed wood and metal in his sculpture, and makes prints. He represents the artists working in more rural areas for whom Sheffield is a hub. The beauty of the surrounding countryside is often claimed to be a reason that many artists settle in Sheffield.

Jeff Perks -

Jeff, a director of Open Up Sheffield, uses reclaimed wood and metal in his sculpture, and makes prints. He represents the artists working in more rural areas for whom Sheffield is a hub. The beauty of the surrounding countryside is often claimed to be a reason that many artists settle in Sheffield.

Peter York is an experienced artist and lecturer. His fine art print workshop offers experienced printers the access, time and facilities to explore their work, and classes for those new to printmaking. Located in the suburb of Meersbrook, the workshop spreads over three rooms.

Peter Painter Printmaker -

Peter York is an experienced artist and lecturer. His fine art print workshop offers experienced printers the access, time and facilities to explore their work, and classes for those new to printmaking. Located in the suburb of Meersbrook, the workshop spreads over three rooms.

Dr Roland Miller has been involved with Open Up Sheffield since it began. Alongside his partner, Shirley Cameron, he works with performance, installation, intervention and other ways that challenge the role of the artist and the nature of product-based art experience.

Roland Miller -

Dr Roland Miller has been involved with Open Up Sheffield since it began. Alongside his partner, Shirley Cameron, he works with performance, installation, intervention and other ways that challenge the role of the artist and the nature of product-based art experience.

Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust 's community outreach programme, in partnership with Southey and Owlerton Area Regeneration ( SOAR ), provides professional development opportunities for local artists. Although artists are valued as members of local communities, studio provision for their practice is hard to come by and unaffordable for those living in deprived areas. This initiative helps redefine cultural provision by using acommunity centre and removing barriers to creating and viewing art works.

S5 Artists @ Shirecliffe Community Centre -

Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust's community outreach programme, in partnership with Southey and Owlerton Area Regeneration (SOAR), provides professional development opportunities for local artists. Although artists are valued as members of local communities, studio provision for their practice is hard to come by and unaffordable for those living in deprived areas. This initiative helps redefine cultural provision by using acommunity centre and removing barriers to creating and viewing art works.

Sharon Gill's installation in a public park highlights global warming, and provides an opportunity for community participation. Alongside education work and acting as Open Up Sheffield 's project manager, Sharon maintains her own artistic practice.

Sharon Gill -

Sharon Gill's installation in a public park highlights global warming, and provides an opportunity for community participation. Alongside education work and acting as Open Up Sheffield's project manager, Sharon maintains her own artistic practice.

Like many artists, Susannah uses a domestic setting as her studio. Much of the work shown here uses taxidermy, including the installation, Sentimental Rabbit Suicide.

Susannah Gent -

Like many artists, Susannah uses a domestic setting as her studio. Much of the work shown here uses taxidermy, including the installation, Sentimental Rabbit Suicide.

Tracy creates glassware and jewellery , as well as offering painting classes. Her studio is in the stables at Renishaw Hall , where she hosts visitors, therreby enriching and enriches their experience of this tourist attraction. She finds the Hall an inspiring setting for her work.

Tracy White @ Renishaw Hall -

Tracy creates glassware and jewellery, as well as offering painting classes. Her studio is in the stables at Renishaw Hall, where she hosts visitors, therreby enriching and enriches their experience of this tourist attraction. She finds the Hall an inspiring setting for her work.