Sheffield Art Galleries, Museums, Supplies & More

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Hello and welcome this post on all things art in Sheffield. Galleries, museums, supplies, schools, shows, events and more will all be covered in depth for you today.

We will begin by diving into the best Sheffield Art Galleries and Museums where you can see some of the finest exhibitions and collections the city has to offer. They are just the tip of the iceberg and we have many other things to mention like the best art stores in the city when you need to buy new materials or supplies. And of course the best shows, festivals, and events can’t be forgotten.

When the weather is nice take an art walking tour in your area or just stroll around and see some of the most unique statues and sculptures near you. Taking group classes or private lessons at one of the better local art schools could be a great way to level up your game.

There are some art studios for rent if you are ready to get things moving on your next project. Plus we will be covering dealers, appraisers, and framing services. There will also be a local area map with all these spots pinned on it so you can find them easier.

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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Sheffield

If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Sheffield then check out:

Site Gallery hosts an art collective of 14-19 year olds from the area that meets weekly, and runs the Platform program as part of The Freelands Artist Scheme, a new visual arts financing program that provides over £1.5 million support to national institutions aiming to nurture rising talent.

Millennium Gallery contains a permanent show of the Ruskin collection spanning 130 years, a metalwork collection of 13,000 artifacts which is one of the biggest in the world, and a painting collection of 1,950 works.

S1 Artspace has commissioned over 75 new pieces and showcased work by over 500 artists. It offers an open-plan and private studio space for artists. Bloc Projects is a local contemporary arts organization that was founded in 2002.

The Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery exhibits the best work by local and visiting artists. They have a dynamic exhibition schedule that includes art, design, and media. David Mellor, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Charles Atlas, Ken Garland, Lance Wyman, Laurie Anderson, and George Grosz are among the previous exhibitors.

Cupola Gallery is one of the most prestigious contemporary art galleries in the north of England, with over 300 artists’ works on exhibit at all times. They also offer custom picture framing and sell artwork.

The Viewing Room hosts one-of-a-kind exhibitions and workshops plus they sell art. Every week a professional artist leads art courses and seminars at Graves Gallery.

Materials & Supplies Near You

There are quite a few stores in this city to buy art supplies and materials like:

Art Scene is a local art supply store and Italian café that features a large selection of art materials for a variety of disciplines, as well as books, stationery, and gifts. Fred Aldous has been in business since 1886, stocks over 25,000 goods, and sells to consumers all over the world. They also offer printing services.

Hobbycraft is the largest arts and crafts retailer in the UK, and they also offer workshops and demos in-store. Colourcraft Limited is a significant manufacturer and seller of art, craft, and textile materials in the United Kingdom.

The Works is a bargain retail chain that is a great place to buy cheap art supplies near you.

Shows & Events

These local art shows, events, and festivals are a can’t miss:

Sheffield Ceramics Festival has made the most of the fascinating exhibitions at the museum and the specialized cafe-restaurant on site, as well as the dynamic adjacent neighbourhood of Kelham Island. Over 40 established and emerging potter/ceramic artists from the Sheffield area, as well as guest potters from farther afield, will be showing and selling their work.

The annual Art in the Gardens festival, held in the Botanical Gardens in September each year, is the largest outdoor art market in the north of England. The Great Sheffield Art Show is a yearly art exhibition held that features 150 professional and amateur artists displaying roughly 750 works of art, all of which are for sale.

Art Dealers & Appraisers

There are some quality art dealers and appraisers in your area if you feel like buying or selling a piece:

Castle Fine Art is the UK’s premier retailer of limited-edition prints and original art, offering international shipping and galleries across the country. They also offer art consultations.

Sheffield Auction Gallery hosts auctions three to four times a year, and they also offer a selling service as well as appraisal services. From our main list Bloc Projects, Cupola Contemporary, and The Viewing Room also sell art.

Walking Tours

If you are reading this on a sunny day why not go on an art walking tour:

Sheffield Walking Tours has guided tours in the city centre and the surrounding area where you will experience public art including sculptures around the area. Street Art Sheffield explores street art, graffiti, and wall murals in over 250 locations around town.

Sculptures & Statues

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You may also want to take pictures of these sculptures and statues:

  • Teeming Statues at 15 Meadowhall Way
  • Ebenezer Elliott Statue at Weston Park
  • Salmon of Steel at Sheaf St
  • Women of Steel at Holly St & Barker’s Pool
  • King Edward VII Statue at Fitzalan Sq

Teeming Statues was created during a 20-month period between 1989-90 by Robin Bell. The Ebenezer Elliott Statue was created by NN Burnard in 1854 sits in Weston Park.

Salmon of Steel was created by Jason Heppenstall and the sculpture sits outside Sheffield railway station. Women of Steel was unveiled close to the City Hall concert venue in June 2016 and was created by Martin Jennings.

King Edward VII Statue was built in 1913 by Alfred Drury located in Fitzalan Square at the south of the eastern end of High Street.

Sheffield Art Classes

Some of you may be interested in private lessons while others may want group classes for kids, teens, or adults but either way the best Sheffield art schools are:

The Art House offers art classes and a wide range of different courses in a variety of formats during the day or evening, on weekdays and weekends. The Kids Arts Academy offers art classes for kids aged 4–14, they also offer after school and holiday classes.

The Clayhouse is a studio that is home to ceramic artists Lou Wills and Wendy Wall. They offer a wide range of pottery classes and specialist workshops. Hangingwater Studio provides fine art course for adults and teens. It is situated on the upper floor of a row of Victorian workshops in Fulton’s Yard on Nether Green Road.

The Viewing Room and the Graves Gallery from our initial list also have some great workshops where you can learn a lot.

Studios For Rent Near You

Those who want to rent out art studio space near you can try to do so at:

Bloc Studios was founded in 1996 by four art graduates and remains an artist led initiative to this day. It is currently home to over 65 fine artist and crafts people and prides itself on providing a supporting and creative environment for all it tenants.

Established in 1977 by art graduates, Yorkshire Artspace was one of the first studio groups developed outside of London, where the studio movement began in the late 1960’s. Since then they’ve grown to become one of the largest and most established studio providers in the UK.

KIAC offers some of the cheapest studio spaces to rent near you, and whilst turnover is low spaces do become available from time to time. Studios are rudimentary, vary in size, and are priced by this and by whether they have windows.

Vulcan Studios is based in a building which belongs to the city’s industrial heritage. It was refurbished and converted by artist blacksmith Sam Sherborne in 2005 to accommodate a workshop for himself and several other art studios.

Albyn Works opened its doors in 1875 and it’s been an inspiring place to run a business. They offer a fantastic range of character offices, studios and workshops.

Creative Arts Development Space (CADS) currently have over 100 studios in Sheffield spanning over 8 ex-industrial and ex-office spaces. Demand for creative spaces is high and they are always looking to expand into more new, exciting premises and transform them into communities of work, art and play. S1 Artspace also has an art studio for rent in your area.


A frame can take a normal looking picture a long way, and some of the best places for art framing in Sheffield are:

APG Works is a great option forpicture framing and screen-printing services in your area. APG Works has been framing pictures and presenting art for over 18 years, the last 12 of those have been in their old cutlery works courtyard.

Picture Parade is a Bob Ross painting technique workshop. They are called upon to frame a wide range of items, all of which have their own particular requirements including pieces of original art, photographs, embroiderie, sports memorabilia, medals, and much more.

Framework Gallery can do great frame repair and canvas stretching. Established in 1992, a fine reputation has been earned by delivering high quality workmanship and exceptional service to their loyal customers.

The Framery offers the only bespoke on the spot mount cutting service near you. Established in 1989 they are specialists in picture framing, prints and gift cards. Sheffield Picture Framing has a supervised do it yourself framing service and a framing course if you want to learn how to do it yourself.

Momento is a bespoke local picture and mirror framing store that has been well established since 1983. Cupola Contemporary Art from the best museums and galleries near you list also does framing. By the way we have also written about:

Have Fun Enjoying The Sheffield Art Scene

Well guys, we tried to cover the local art scene near you to the best of our abilities. Hopefully you learned something about the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.

If you made it all the way to the end then you probably love art as much as we do. You can let us know about any of your own tips and tricks in the comments at the end of the post, or please also let us know if we got anything wrong or if anything we posted has become dated.

Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies or doing anything that has to do with art in Sheffield!

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