The Street Art Sheffield Blog

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

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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Nottingham's Creative Quarter Street Art

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At the beginning of March I took a trip down to Nottingham to see how the street art scene had changed since my last visit (which admittedly was far too long ago). Now several weeks into the pandemic triggered lockdown, it almost seems like I imagined travelling outside of Sheffield so recently to another city.

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Women of Sheffield's Street Art Scene

It’s International Women’s Day today, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to celebrate some of the talented women who have contributed to Sheffield’s street art scene over the last few years.

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Discovering Norwich's Vibrant Street Art Scene

A couple of weeks ago, shortly after Christmas, we visited the beautiful city of Norwich to take my little niece and nephew to the pantomime. I hadn’t been to Norwich for many years, so what surprised me on this visit was the abundance of street art.

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The Bears of Sheffield Are Coming

Good news for fans of 2016’s Herd of Sheffield art trail, next summer will see a new trail of sculptures appear across Sheffield. The Children’s Hospital Charity has announced that the Bears of Sheffield will be arriving in the city from July 2020. The aim is to raise money for the Cancer and Leukaemia ward, a very worthy cause.

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Five Years of Street Art Sheffield

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Street Art Sheffield. I can hardly believe it’s been five years since I first launched the website. The site now has well over a thousand photos of street art and graffiti taken across Sheffield (and Rotherham). Thank you to everyone who has visited, supported and promoted Street Art Sheffield over those years. It has given me a great deal of motivation to continue developing the site knowing how much people have been enjoying using it. Particularly over the course of the last 12 months I have been approached by a number of people who have told me how much they love what this site has been doing for the city’s street art scene.

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New Mural Coming to Orchard Square in November

Sheffield based illustrator Will Rea has been commissioned by Orchard Square to produce a new mural at the shopping centre in the heart of the city centre. Work is expected to commence at the start of November. Will’s new piece will apparently cover a space of over 15 metres.

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