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My art holiday in Sheffield

This year I had an unexpectedly brilliant 2 weekends on Art Holiday in Sheffield with @arpzen . We followed the Open Up Sheffield festival brochure , and discovered that the biannual  Art Sheffield event coincided. This is the pictorial story & highlights of my art discovery over 5 days and 17 miles of walking across Sheffield & the Peak District. The most interesting facts I discovered were

  • Sheffield has the highest number of artists per Km sq in the UK, outside of London
  • You can rent studio share space from as little as £57 a month incl heating
  • Its easy to just start up as an artist or creative in small steps
  • Sheffield artists open up their studios with tea & cake & arty insights
  • I can still throw a pot after 25 years !!
kristen baggeley open up sea pic

Kristen Baggeley Cornwall

open up  lyn littlewood Outseats hathersage

Lynn Littlewood Outseats Hathersage


Fenella Nobles chicken wire creatures

open up sue lancaster

Sue Lancaster Stitchedup & Fleeced

Open Up Muriel Design @murieldesign

Bloc Studios S1 Muriel Design @murieldesign

the holt open up

The Holt Cafe next to Biggins Bros

street art open up opp the holt

Street art  opp. the Holt 156 Arundel St Sheffield

Kristen Baggeley open up

Kristen Baggeley

kristen baggeley open up sea pic

Kristen Baggeley #soldtome 

Bricks best Portland Works

Bricks  Portland Works

Bank St Arts open up sheffield

Bank St Arts Cafe

gairloch by John Wilkinson Kiac open up

Gairloch by John Wilkinson KIAC Kelham Island Arts Co-Op

Gordon Snee open up Kiac

Gordon Snee & Dtr KIAC

dave akehurst openup sheffield

Dave Akehurst KIAC Openup Sheffield

Joel Wilde Open up kiac

Joel Wilde Open up KIAC

joel wilde open up kiac

Joel Wilde  KIAC

KIAC gallery open up

KIAC gallery AT Open Up Life drawing Exhibition


cads #cool

portmeor cornwall

Porthmeor Cornwall R Bowden CADS

stanage katherine rhodes open up

Stanage Katherine Rhodes

K Rhodes Kinder open up

K Rhodes Kinder

Mark Hedley Wilson Manchester open up

Mark Hedley Wilson  Manchester #iwantit

Phew and those were only a few highlights . We also visited Exchange Place, Persistence works, Bloc Studio, Bank St Arts, CADS but in the spirit of Open Up we were invited into over 20 artists, sculptors, jewellery makers & photographers  homes & studios to talk about their work, what inspired them & see their work in progress. I learned masses about how to start up as an artist or creative . I will be doing a pottery throwing course too. There are hundreds of people making original art in Sheffield, tucked away ! Make sure you visit @openupsheffield 2017 next year & buy the programme which has full details of all the artists & where to buy their work .

Art is inspiring & relaxing … combined with walking around Sheffield in the sunshine we felt like we had been to another place on holiday. Plus 2 fabulous breakfasts at Couch Campo Lane & Gerties Walkley .

For inspiration & curiousness about how you can release your inner artist , start up a business or new career please contact Karen Perkins for a free coaching taster via @fabcoach on Twitter

One response to “My art holiday in Sheffield

  1. Reblogged this on Retiring Disgracefully and commented:

    Lots of ideas on how to make a start in art, in the run up to retirement or just to relax as you have to work till 67.

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