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EcoChic Design Award briefing session

Wednesday 21 May 2014

The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition challenging emerging fashion designers to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste.

The New Tradition exhibition

Wednesday 5 February–Saturday 15 March 2014

The decline of the British manufacturing industry since the 1960s was so catastrophic that it threatens even the memory of how well things were once made in Britain. Rather than dwelling on this, Made North Gallery’s New Tradition exhibition looks to remind us of the quality of contemporary craftsmanship in the North of England and the demand for it today.

Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2014

Friday 31 January–Saturday 22 March 2014

This is the third year Gallery Bugdahn and Kaimer is taking part in the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend. This time we are showing a project with photographic works by 13 international artists.

The Postcard is a Public Work of Art - Exhibition of artists' postcards

Thursday 23 January–Saturday 1 March 2014

Postcards by sixty artists based in Britain, the majority newly made for this exhibition. Curated and catalogued by Jeremy Cooper. The purpose of an artist's a postcard is to express an idea, aesthetic and intellectual, specifically and exclusively in the form of a postcard, that could be actually postable, even when made of wood, or bone, or stone.

Transmission Annual: Labour, Work, Action book launch

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Taking up Hannah Arendt’s reflections on three important human activities – labour, work, action – this book addresses the role that might be played by artist or work of art, and how this makes for agents and agency. The launch is part of the programme of Art Sheffield 2013, ZERO HOURS.

A School of Art is Beginning

Tuesday 26 November 2013, 6-8pm

Join us for a special event to mark our new exhibition, A School of Art is Beginning, which traces the history of Sheffield Institute of Arts.


Friday 4 - Sunday 27 November 2011

An exhibition investigating how design can make homes better for tomorrow's older people. View images of the furniture designed by Paul Chamberlain which prompts us to think about the alternative ways we can meet the needs of an aging population.

An evening with Sir John Hegarty

Wednesday 26 October 2011

The advertising guru behind campaigns for Levi's, Volkswagen and British Airways visited the University in October 2011. Listen to a podcast of his views here.

Campaign for objects in purgatory - swapshop

Wednesday 4 - Friday 20 May 2011

Have you ever received a gift that you didn't like but felt you should keep? The Campaign for Objects in Purgatory gave people the opportunity to share the dilemmas created by these troublesome possessions. Read more and view images of the items.

Transmission: PROVOCATION

Wednesday 6 October 2010 - Wednesday 23 March 2011

This series of lectures explored how art can provoke, activate and antagonise the viewer. Each week a guest speaker chaired the discussion and was interviewed about the concept of provocation and its relation to art. Find out more about the series and read their interviews.


Monday 16 August - Sunday 12 September 2010

Origin010 utilised drawing, painting, text and animation to explore our complex relationship with nature and to explore the question of what it means to be alive.

Big Wide World -- an exhibition of Product Design

Friday 2 - Friday 23 October 2009

What becomes of our graduates when they get out into the big wide world? In this exhibition, we caught up with a whole host of product design graduates to look at their professional work. Download the exhibition catalogue (PDF, 1.1MB)

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