SHEFFIELD CAT SHELTER ~ 1st September to 6th October 2017

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The Sheffield Cats Shelter is a local independent charity that provides a valuable service to the city, by rescuing and re-homing over 400 destitute cats and kittens each year.

Established in 1897, the Shelter is one of the oldest charities in Sheffield and is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. As part of their festivities, they have put together an exhibition of historical photos and posters that tell the story of the charity.

As it relies solely on public support the Shelter holds fundraising events throughout the year, which are a vital source of income:

Their next big event is a Rock Concert:  Mogstock 2017 (30th September 2017).

Free entrance – starting at 2:30 pm and going on until 11:00 pm at The Dove & Rainbow, it is an all-day event that is set to be a fun one!  The headliners are The Idol Dead with other performers, Lowdrive, Firegarden, Black Moon Rising, Cadence Noir and Coyote Mad Seeds.

For more information about The Sheffield Cats Shelter and their work please visit their website at: www.thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk

JOHN HOLT “I AM ROOTED BUT I FLOW” EXHIBITION ~ 22nd September to 6th October 2017

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We are very pleased to welcome back John Holt with a new exhibition.  John has been a significant supporter of the Art House during its development so we are excited to see his new work:

“”Flow Art” is based on the underlying abstract design found in all of nature.  Moved by the ever-changing natural beauty of the world, I express my work as motion and emotion, that go beyond a literal snapshot in time.  The flow of colour, form and line are used to depict awareness of the constant waves of time and evolution of natural cycles.  I am exploring the abstract nature of nature”.

As part of the exhibition John will also be delivering a talk entitled “The Art of Healing”, which will cover his experience of working in high secure psychiatric hospitals, how “art and healing” relates to his own studio practice and exploring the link between art making and mental well-being.

Booking information and further details to follow.

remembering-baby-postcard-online-combined (2)REMEMBERING BABY – LIFE, LOSS AND POST-MORTEM ~ Monday 5th – Thursday 14th December 2017

An exhibition exploring professional and parental encounters with death at the very beginning of life. See, hear and sense how care is enacted through contemporary mortuary work and memorialisation practices.



SECRET SANCTUARIES ~ 18th August -1st September 2017

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Secret Sanctuaries is a partnership with Chilypep and The Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust in which Young People across Sheffield have come together to take part in the project.

They have been out exploring green spaces in the North of Sheffield and have identified 9 sites they believe are Secret Sanctuaries. We believe these spaces are beautiful, calming, relaxing and often undiscovered. We want to encourage other young people to visit the sites and feel the benefit of being outdoors. Studies show being outdoors can help to improve emotional health and wellbeing and allows young people to feel more connected to nature and their communities.

We are hoping increase and improve young people’s awareness of the areas through this exhibition and encourage others to visit the secret sanctuaries and provide them with a safe, peaceful and mindful place to read, think, play or meditate.


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CLASS OF 2017 EXHIBITION ~ Friday 28th July – Friday 18th August 2017

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The last week of our amazing student exhibition including work produced in our art and pottery classes as well as the courses run by the Workers Educational Association (WEA) at the Art House.

Come and see the range of work, many pieces are for sale, and pick up some course information – maybe you could be submitting work for our Christmas exhibition!

MIGRATION MATTERS ~ extended to Wednesday 19th July 2017

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Migration Matters Festival 2017 is a five day theatre and arts festival taking place in Sheffield during Refugee Week (20-24th June). Its aim is to celebrate diversity and recognise the positive impact migration has had on the city.

Chechnya, Bosnia, Iraq, Syria all feature in a new exhibition as part of Amnesty’s ‘I Welcome’ campaign & to mark Magnum Photo’s 70th anniversary, showing refugee crises since the Second World War.

RICHARD CHATTERTON ~ 7th – 14th July 2017

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Richard will be exhibiting a number of his paintings in the Art House’s main exhibition room, including some of his newer images.

“I paint pictures of buildings which are under threat or which have been lost through ignorance, neglect or greed. My subjects include collieries, shipyards, steelworks, theatres, cinemas, swimming pools and sports stadiums. My paintings vary in size although the majority measure four feet by two and are in oils and acrylics on canvas.

I am a local artist, born in Rotherham and have lived most of my live in Rotherham and Sheffield. This is reflected in some of my work – for example “Steelworks” (my father was a steelworker ), “Colliery” (my Grandfather was a miner) and “Victoria Station, Sheffield (I went on holiday travelling by train with my parents from this station just before it closed in 1967).

I am currently based in Vienna, but hope to return to South Yorkshire soon.”

 TERRY BROOKER ~ 29th April – 26th May 2017.

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Terry studied at Goldsmiths 1972-5 and moved to Sheffield in 1998.  He has been involved in several individual and group exhibitions and primarily works in acrylics and ceramics.

I want you to be as excited as I am about images and art pieces. Colour, movement, gesture, memories, experiences, touch and texture played out through rules of materials. I want to engage the viewer enough so that they stop and become absorbed in the paintings and ceramics. I want the viewer to feel invited to a visual experience that is as good as friendship. Valued, validated, purposeful, exploring meaning and understanding the world we live in. Well, that’s my hope anyway.

 bethany-costerd-4BETHANY COSTERD ~ 1st – 8th February 2017

Formed is a month long residency which will result in a week long exhibition of new work by Bethany Costerd and also a workshop run by the artist. The project was born out of the artist’s desire to create more permanent works. Bethany has since worked predominately with plaster, using her own drawings as a starting point. Plaster is very fragile, which renders the work temporary, more like fleeting ideas and memories than finished objects – Bethany’s recent work explores this further through the relationship between colour and plaster, the colour moves around the plaster body, then eventually fades to nothing.


Friday 6th January – Saturday 21st January 2017

The first of our regular (3 times a year) participant exhibition showcases just some of the creative work produced in our classes last year.



Preview 6.00 – 8.00 pm Friday January 6th 2017

FREE EVENT – donations for refreshments are welcomed

Our preview event is the perfect opportunity to come and see our facilities, ask questions about courses and view the kind of thing that you could be creating yourself!


steve-booton112th November – 23rd December 2016

This exhibition has been extended until 23rd December 2016.

Before the preview Steve will be holding a free demonstration where you can come and “meet the potter” whilst watching Steve throw some of his larger pieces and talk about the Japanese influence on his work.


steve-booton226th November Steve will be running a workshop “The Japanese Aesthetic”.

You will need to book in advance for both the demo session and workshop.  To book onto either the free demonstration/meet the maker session or the workshop please go to our “workshops” page.  Click here.













Sheffield Printmakers are exhibiting for the third year alongside Sheffield’s ‘Off the Shelf’ literary festivals.  ‘This year our exhibition ‘Off The Press’ will be taking place at the Art House which is an exciting new exhibiting venue for Sheffield Printmakers. The Art House opened to the public in August 2015 and is situated in the city centre.

‘Off The Press’ will run from October the 14th until October the 22nd. The exhibition will be made up of Printmaking in all its forms. One room will be exclusively dedicated to original prints inspired by literature and the second room will be the chance for Sheffield Printmakers members to showcase un-themed work.



19th August – 2nd September 2016

Hannah is a volunteer in the Art House pottery studio, supporting the day-to-day running of the studios and assisting in a number of classes, and we are proud to support her first exhibition of hand made jewellery.

The exhibition is displayed in the mezzanine area between the two studios on the pottery floor (first floor of building).


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6th September – 30th September 2016

Mary’s work uses different layers of glazes, oxides, slips and under glazes to achieve rich and colourful surfaces.  Her work is influenced by natural elements and formations, such as rock, shell and fish shapes, and music.



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June 17th – October 2016

On 17th June 2016 we had a delivery of 9 Baby Elephants which have been decorated by children in local schools.

They will be living with us at the Art House until October!

There will be Elephant related activities for adults and children organised over the Summer as part of the Art House Summer in the City programme. Look out for details on the website and facebook in the near future!


May 30th – June 25th 2016

Equal Rights, Journey to JusticeWe have the ‘Journey to Justice’ Civil rights exhibition opening on the 30th May until the 25th June.

The exhibition will explain the development of the Civil rights movement globally and also have some historical details about the Sheffield citizens who have been active in the campaign.

Click here for more information about the exhibition!

There will be opportunities for school groups to book Self Guide visits during the month, as well as Facilitated Art Activities, as responses to the exhibition, run by the Art House.


May 3rd – May 20th 2016

13138788_523496207838122_6977023394720703038_n flierAn exhibition by the artist John Holt featuring a variety of his latest pieces of work including drawings and ceramics.