Friday 28th July – Friday 18th August 2017

Come and see some of the creative work produced in our art and pottery classes and also the courses run by the Workers Educational Association (WEA) during the summer term.



Preview 6.00 – 8.00 pm Friday 28th July 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!

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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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.”

HOT BED PRESS PRINT MAKERS ~ 10th – 23rd June 2017

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PROOF is a group of 17 Printmakers working out of Hot Bed Press, Salford.  They have planned 3 exhibitions in 2017 – Manchester, Sheffield and London.

They will be displaying new work at The Arthouse from Friday 10th June until 23rd June.


Join them on Saturday 10th June from 4.00 – 7.00 pm for the exhibition opening.  Come and enjoy a drink, a chat with the artists, and a variety of different print work.

The preview event is open to all, works are available to purchase on the night by cash, cheque or card.

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.


INDEX Flyer (2)INDEX is a group exhibition consisting of nine emerging artists displaying a diverse range of photographic work.  The show will explore a variety of issues in such areas as identify, memory, gender roles and personal heritage.

The exhibition will include a variety of media – video, still imagery and installation.

Opening night 3rd April 2017 6.00 – 9.00 p.m.



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.



Herd of SheffieldThe Children’s Hospital Fundraiser.

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.