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Art in Sheffield this month - April 09

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Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter from Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum, telling you what’s on in Sheffield this April.

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and all exhibitions and events are free to attend, unless otherwise stated.


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this month -



Opening event at S1 Artspace

Sound Spill (working title)

Thursday 23 April, 6.30-8.30pm


The next S1 Members & Associates exhibition is curated by Thom O’Nions and Haroon Mirza and will be the first in a series of shows addressing the problem of sound spill in group exhibitions. The issue of sound spill is rarely addressed beyond the simple practicalities of it; the sound from one work merging with the sound from another is generally considered a problem that the curator does their best to minimise.

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Open Studios at Persistence Works

Open Up Sheffield & South Yorkshire 2009

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 April 11am - 4pm


Yorkshire ArtSpace: Persistence Works will be taking part in this annual open studios event, when artists and makers once more open their studio doors to the public, involving all kinds of artists and makers across the city and beyond into South Yorkshire. Talk to artists and learn more about the ideas behind their work, explore Persistence Works, and relax in the summer cafe in the Atrium.

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Art Tour

A guided tour around the galleries with artist Lesley Guy

Saturday 25 April 2-3.30pm


A bit of culture for those who fancy trying something a bit different on a Saturday afternoon. Join Sheffield based artist Lesley Guy as she takes you round a selection of galleries and studios in Sheffield, and shares insights into the work exhibited. The tour will start at the Millennium Gallery Reception at 2pm.

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Exhibitions on this month


Yorkshire ArtSpace: Persistence Works

Reworking (until 26 Apr 2009) -



Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

A Picture of You? Identity in Contemporary British Art -



Access Space

Place, Identity, Possessions, Trevor Tomlin -



S1 Artspace

Sound Spill (working title), S1 Members & Associates (opens 24 Apr) -



Site Gallery

Guido van der Werve -


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My Secret Heart

as part of Sensoria festival.


Music and film installation, on a 360° screen with surround sound, by Sheffield’s own Flat-e, Warp’s Mira Calix and Dave Sheppard.


Commissioned by Streetwise Opera.


Electronic composer and Warp Records artist Mira Calix, video artists Flat-e and sound designer Dave Sheppard worked with around 100 Streetwise performers to create this unique work on a purpose built 360 degree screen with surround sound. The piece is inspired by the Allegri’s 17th-century choral work Miserere Mei, a piece so protected by the Vatican that they put an embargo on it. Mira Calix and Flat-e have used the theme of secrecy to explore movements and singing with Streetwise’s participants to create this new century-leaping work.


Thursday 30 April 1pm-7pm

Sheffield Independent Film

Price: Free


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Wet Sounds and Advanced Beauty


Sensoria has brought together the underwater music experience that is Wet Sounds with a special selection of visuals from Universal Everything’s Advanced Beauty (as featured at Lovebytes fest) to create a unique experience that is a treat for the ear and eye.

Presented in association with Onedotzero.


Wet Sounds is a listening gallery of sound art by artists from around the world played back through underwater speakers to a floating and diving audience. With ears submerged the listener is immersed in sound perceived through the ears and through the body.


Advanced Beauty is a collection of digital artworks curated by Universal Everything and musician Freeform. The collection is a series of audio-reactive ‘video sound sculptures’. These videos are physical manifestations of sound, sculpted by volume, pitch or structure of the soundtrack and for the first time will be projected and broadcast underwater.


Saturday 25th April 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Ponds Forge Diving Pool

Price: Pool Charges


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My Secret Heart, & Wet Sounds and Advanced Beauty look amazing .


have been to the Guido van der Werve exhibition and it's really good..

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