The Street Art Sheffield Blog

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

The Bears Have Arrived

Here, there and everywhere, there are bears loose in Sheffield! The Bears of Sheffield sculpture trail has officially begun and will be a feature of Sheffield’s streets, parks and malls for the next two and a half months.

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The Rise of Commercial Street Art

Commercial street art

A look at the rising trend of commercial street art in Sheffield and Manchester.

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The Bears of Sheffield Are Nearly Here

Bear sculpture in Sheffield Botanical Gardens

There’s just four weeks to go until the Bears of Sheffield start to appear on the streets of Sheffield.

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New Limited Edition Phlegm Book Out Now

A new limited edition photographic book of Phlegm’s hugely successful Mausoleum of the Giants exhibition is on sale now.

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Six Years of Street Art Sheffield

Today is Street Art Sheffield’s sixth anniversary. A big thank you to everyone who has supported the website over the last six years. Your continued support really helps motivate me to continue with the website and share photos of Sheffield’s street art. There are incredibly over one and a half thousand photos of street and graffiti art on this website now.

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Sheffield's Fantastic Independent Shopping Scene

Sheffield has some fantastic independent shops. We take a look at some of our favourites from the city centre.

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A Street Art Walk Through Sheffield's Cultural Industries Quarter

Once home to Sheffield’s Little Mesters (craftsmen of cutlery and toolmaking), the Cultural Industries Quarter is now location to some fantastic independent businesses, small galleries and university buildings. If you are new to Sheffield, then a walk around this quarter will offer a good introduction to the city’s street and graffiti art scene.

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New Rob Lee Artwork for Leeds' Kirkgate Market Unveiled

Sheffield-based artist Rob Lee has finished work on a large new artwork for Kirkgate Market in the centre of Leeds. Named ‘#Welcome’, it was commissioned by Leeds City Council to transform the New York Street entrance to the market.

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The Making of Will Rea's Orchard Square Mural

Over the winter months, Sheffield resident and artist Will Rea was hard at work on a new 50 metre wide and three-storey high mural on the upper level of Orchard Square. During those months, Will had to contend with hale, wind and rain and even continued painting during the dark hours. He finished his massive new artwork shortly before the country went into lockdown and the gates to the square closed for three months; his work hidden away from the public it was intended for.

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Bears of Sheffield Postponed

Bear sculpture in Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Sadly, it has been announced that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Bears of Sheffield sculpture trail has been postponed. The event has now been scheduled for next summer.

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