‘Hope is Strong’: New exhibition at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery features work by SHU’s Sharon Kivland and Hester Reeve – Opening event on 21 February

Banner image for Millennium Gallery's 'Hope is Strong' exhibition - courtesy of Sharon Kivland

Readers in Fine Art Hester Reeve and Dr Sharon Kivland will both have their work featured in a new exhibition at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery entitled Hope is StrongThe exhibition seeks to explore the power of art to question the world in the turbulent times in which we live.

With far right parties and hate crimes on the rise, civil liberties and minority rights seem more at risk today than we could have imagined. In these turbulent times, Hope is Strong explores the power of art to question the world we live in.

See work by one of the world’s foremost politically motivated artists, Ai Weiwei, alongside Jeremy Deller’s The Battle of Orgreave Archive (An Injury to One is an Injury to All), chronicling the confrontations between police and striking miners in South Yorkshire.

Other featured work by: Conroy/Sanderson, Ashley Cook, Kate Davis, Ruth Ewan, Jamie Fitzpatrick flyingleaps, Mona Hatoum, Sharon Kivland, Goshka Macuga, Ciara Phillips, Keith Piper, Olivia Plender, Hester Reeve, Sean Scully and Artur Zmijewski.

Hope is Strong
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield S1 2PP
Free entry
Open every day from Saturday 17 February to Sunday 10 June 2018
Opening event: Wednesday 21 February 2018 6PM – 8PM featuring Museums Sheffield’s Head of Exhibitions & Display, Kirstie Hamilton, Director of the Museums Association, Sharon Heal, and Nina Baptiste, Senior Relationship Manger, North, Arts Council England.

Hope is Strong is a part of the Millennium Gallery’s 2018 Protest & Activism season supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund marking the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People ActHope is Strong will be complemented at Weston Park Museum by Changing Lives, a new exhibition exploring 200 years of people and protest in Sheffield.

Dr Sharon Kivland is a Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more about Sharon Kivland’s work here.

Hester Reeve is a performance artist who works with Live Art actions, philosophy, dialogues, drawing and photography. Hester is a Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. You can find more information on Hester Reeve and her work on her webpage.