New exhibition by Yuen Fong Ling at Graves Gallery launching 17 April 2024

We are the Monument, a new exhibition by Yuen Fong Ling, presents his work Monumentalise (2023) alongside collection highlights to explore the complex power of the plinth at Graves Gallery. LAND: Photographs by Matthew Conduit sees a series of images of post-industrial landscapes by the Sheffield-based artist go on display for the first time.

New additions to the collection displays include work by Emma Bolland, Prunella Clough, Mark Firth, Manish Harijan, Richard Long, Keith Piper and Gary Simmonds. You’ll also see a recent acquisition, Samarra (1984) by Bridget Riley, which joins Sheffield’s collection through the Arts Council England Acceptance in Lieu scheme.

Finally, a new display of prints drawn from a remarkable collection developed by a Sheffield father and son brings together work by Jacques Callot, Francisco Goya, Edouard Manet, Odilon Redon, Rembrandt and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

The new collection displays are generously supported by the Ampersand Foundation as part of a five-year programme of change.

Monumentalise is part of the UAL Decolonising Arts Institute 20/20 project, bringing together 20 artists of colour and 20 UK public art collections leading to 20 new acquisitions, with funding from Freelands Foundation, Arts Council England and UAL.


Wednesday 17 April, 6-8pm
Graves Gallery: Above the Central Library, Surrey Street, S1 1XZ

Please RVSP to: rsvp [at] sheffieldmuseums [dot] org [dot] uk
You are welcome to bring up to four guests, please give their names in your RSVP.