Penny McCarthy’s exhibition ‘Cloud Falls in Love With Mortal’ opens on 8th October 2022

Penny McCarthy, Cloud falls in love with mortal, pencil on paper. Photo Hugo Glendinning.

Solo exhibition by the Evelyn Williams Drawing Award Winner 2019 at Hastings Contemporary. Cloud falls in love with mortal is a solo exhibition by Penny McCarthy and comprises an extensive series of graphite drawings made between 2019 and 2022. The artist received the biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award in 2019. The catalyst for these drawings was a newspaper image from […]

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‘Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art, Protest and Resistance in an Uncertain World’ – Thursday 1st September 2022, 09.00-17.30

Only 2 weeks to the ‘Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art, Protest and Resistance in an Uncertain World’ event. This event marks the publication of our anthology: ‘Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art Protest and Resistance in an Uncertain World’ (Stephanie Hartle and Darcy White (Eds), Bloomsbury Academic. Pub. 25 August 2022). The event offers a wonderful opportunity to meet […]

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“Three Raymond Briggs books that helped make the graphic novel respectable” by Matthew Edgar for The Conversation

Following the death of Raymond Briggs on 9 August, visual communication lecturer Matthew Edgar has written an article for The Conversation about how the illustrator transformed the way we see and value of the strip cartoon and graphic novel in this country. Edgar says: “Briggs’ great achievement was to make the form intellectually respectable through telling stories about seemingly ordinary characters, […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s new feature film DUST & METAL will receive its world premiere at this year’s Sheffield DocFest (2022)

Dust & Metal film poster

Professor Esther Johnson‘s new feature film DUST & METAL will receive its world premiere at this year’s Sheffield DocFest with a live soundtrack performance on Monday 27 June from 8pm at the magnificent Memorial Hall in Sheffield City Hall. The film will screen in the form of a  “cine-concert” with the film’s new electronic score performed live by Vietnamese artist Xo Xinh.   Tickets and passes are available here.   DUST & METAL (CAT […]

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Cigar Box Blues: The Makers Of A Revolution’ is screening again on BBC4 at 12.30 pm on Friday 24th June

Still from the documentary Cigar Box Blues

The ‘Cigar Box Blues: The Makers Of A Revolution’ documentary, directed by Professor Virginia Heath and written by Professor Paul Atkinson is screening on BBC4 at 12.30 pm on Friday 24th June (technically 00.30 am on 25th), this will be the 5th screening of the film on BBC. The documentary will then be on BBC iPlayer for a month. _____________________________________________________________________ Directed by Virginia […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s Masterclass on Documentary Film Making at Fastnet film Festival, 26th May 2022

Professor Virginia Heath has been invited to present a Masterclass on Documentary Film Making at the Fastnet Film Festival in Ireland on 26th May 2022.  The masterclass will focus on the making of Prof Heath’s BAFTA nominated film, From Scotland With Love. She joins key Industry Professionals invited to the film festival including, Film Producer, David Puttnam and Irish Actors Stephen […]

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World-leading impact for SHU’s art, design and media research in REF2021

REF2021 results

The recent REF2021 results confirm the benefits to society, culture and health of practice-based art, design and media research at Sheffield Hallam University. REF has rated the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADMRC) and Lab4Living as 100% World-leading or Internationally excellent for impact. The ADMRC and Lab4Living have a well-established track record for practice-based research which is reflected in […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘a ROLE to PLAY’ to screen at VIVID Projects in Birmingham, 19th – 21st May

A powerful short film by Professor Esther Johnson titled a ROLE to PLAY will screen at VIVID projects in Birmingham for the PUT PEOPLE FIRST programme that shares stories of contemporary workers struggles. a ROLE to PLAY (2019) was co-commissioned by Animate Projects and Junction Arts as part of the WORK project. The film tells stories of the impact of economic changes in post-industrial Bolsover, a Derbyshire constituency where coal was once king, and features Bolsover Freedom Community […]

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Art, Design and Media research recognised in REF2021 for world leading and internationally excellent research

REF2021 results

The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results have now been released. We are delighted to share results from the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADRMC) and Lab4Living confirming world leading and internationally excellent research. Key findings highlight the strong research environment and the impact that our research is having on society, culture and the economy. Key findings from REF2021: […]

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