Steel In A New Light – 'Shadowlands' At Bird's Yard
Bird’s Yard on Chapel Walk began last year as a one-stop-shop for local businesses looking to spread their wings. This year it’ll be representing for Sheffield’s art scene with their first exhibition, entitled ‘Shadowlands’…
A print collection steeped in the surroundings of Sheffield, focussing in on those knobbly hidden bits, the peculiar corners and half-dreamt memories loitering on our streets. ‘Shadowlands’ has been curated by Claira Turvey, Bird’s Yard staple and owner of Vertiline In Love , who’s fashioned a fine inky brew from the great and good of Sheffield talent, with both undergraduates and established art vets contributing unique perspectives on Sheffield’s provocative profile.
Name names? Alright. There’ll be new work from award-winning artists Broomheads' Homemade, popular local printmaker James Green, illustrator Paul Boardman, printmaker Brian Trevaskiss and fine artist Georgia Peskett. There will also be work from Andrew Smith, who will be including a short series from his Just Fascination project which incorporates GPS coordinates to take you to hidden spots within the city. It’ not all about Sheffieldians either – artist Teresa Valdés Costales, who was based in Sheffield during a student exchange year, includes some of the work she produced while living in the city.
Big things are planned to see the exhibition starts as it means to go, with a party kicking off proceeding on Saturday 2nd February (1pm-4pm) with live music from The Mini Skips, Daniel & Norbert Dentressangle and the delightfully named Cheese On Toast.
You can catch ‘Shadowland’s stunning vision of The Steel City between 2nd and 18th February, so why not check out the event’s Facebook here for more info.