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A blog about all things street art, graffiti and Sheffield.

Illuminating York 2016 and the Bunny Trail

Lumen Forest of Light

On Saturday we went on our annual trip to York for the city’s Illuminating York festival. It’s a night time arts festival that runs for several days at the end of October every year which invites artists to use the medium of light. As always it was great fun and there were some amazing things to be seen this year.

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Vandalism of Our Street Art

The last couple of months have been great for Sheffield’s street art scene. Thanks to the current Feature Walls event as well as the Antiques Quarter Art Project and Festival of the Mind we have seen an incredible number of large wall murals painted across our city. So it really saddened me when I learnt last week that the recently painted Visions of the Future by Rocket01 on Abbeydale Road had been vandalised.

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My Top 10 Herd of Sheffield Elephants (the Top 5)

Sheffield’s largest public art event The Herd of Sheffield is coming to a close. The elephant sculptures that took part will soon be auctioned off to raise money for The Children’s Hospital Charity. Yesterday I started to share my top 10 elephants of the trail starting with numbers 10 through 6. Now it is time for my top 5.

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My Top 10 Herd of Sheffield Elephants (#10 - #6)

So the summer is over and the elephants that have occupied the streets of Sheffield over the last few months are starting to disappear ready to be auctioned off for charity. I have been following the trail of the Herd of Sheffield throughout the summer months and taking photos of each sculpture with the help of my partner. Each elephant has been added to this site’s Herd of Sheffield section to exist as a constant reminder of Sheffield’s largest (to date) public art exhibition.

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Hillsfest Graffiti Tower

Last weekend we attended the inaugural Hillsfest at Hillsborough Park. A weekend arts festival to showcase and celebrate the creative side of Sheffield.

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The Herd of Sheffield has Arrived!

Hendophant sculpture

Today marks the official start of the Herd of Sheffield, a ten week public art event taking place across the city. Throughout the summer Sheffield will be the home of 58 large elephant sculptures and 72 elephant calves.

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Little Herd of Sheffield in the Winter Gardens

Little Herd of Sheffield

Earlier today on my lunch break I took a wander over to the Winter Gardens where some of the first of the Little Herd of Sheffield have arrived.

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Pete McKee's 6 Weeks to Eternity

Pete Mckee beach picture

Yesterday afternoon I headed over to Magna in Rotherham to see Sheffield artist Pete McKee’s latest exhibition 6 Weeks to Eternity with my partner. It’s his largest exhibition to date and was definitely worth the trip. It’s only on for two days (14th and 15th May) so if you’re reading this on the morning of the 15th and haven’t been yet, get over there quick!

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New West Bar Totem Sculptures

If you head down the hill from the city centre towards the courthouse today you’ll discover a much improved West Bar. After months of works the area is looking all shiny and new with the first phase of the council’s “Grey to Green” coming to a close.

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Best New Sheffield Street Art of 2015

It’s late December and 2015 is nearly over and a new year upon us. Last month marked the first anniversary of Street Art Sheffield so I thought I’d look back over some of the best (in my opinion) new art works to appear over the last year.

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