Open Up Sheffield: Annual art showcase returns

One of the most successful studio showcases outside of London, Open Up Sheffield is back to celebrate its 20th anniversary – and over 100 artists will be joining in the fun. 

Over the course of two weekends – 5-7 May and 12-13 May – people can enjoy free access to artists and their studios across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. A selection of workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions will be taking place at venues such as Manor Oaks Studios, Exchange Place Studios, Portland Works, The Burton Street Foundation, Replicast Art Studios, The Sheffield Printmakers at Meersbrook Park, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Trafalgar Studios, Hallam Art Group, The Shed, Artists in Action, Soft Touch Studio and the Kelham Island Arts Collective.

Plantation to Stanage by Cath Dunn

Poppy Ring by Annette Petch

Plankton at Sea’ by Miranda Trojanowska (at The Art House for Open Up)

City centre venue The Art house will be open from 11am – 3pm on each of the dates, with planned activities including guided tours of the facilities and live demonstrations. Exhibitions from tutors, local artists and potters are taking place too.

Another highlight this year will see Jeremy Lawrence of Futt Futt Futt Photography host an exhibition at Dina, a new vegan and vegetarian café from 2 -13 May. The exhibit will be called ‘Portrait of the Artist@Dina’ and will feature Jeremy’s photographs of all of the artists taking part in Open Up this year.

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