‘Beware the Cat’ – Reader in Fine Art Penny McCarthy featuring as part of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind

Cat Shadow Puppet – one of the specially commissioned images for the performance (Beware the Cat, Festival of the Mind) by Penny McCarthy

“With colleagues from the School of English at Sheffield University and Sussex University, I have been working on a research collaboration to create a piece of theatre based on William Baldwin’s Beware the Cat (c. 1552). We will be presenting the first performance at Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind in autumn 2018. Beware the Cat was written in the midst of religious controversy, by […]

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September’s Festival of the Mind programme features Fine Art researchers Chloë Brown, Penny McCarthy and Yuen Fong Ling

Festival of the Mind main image and superimposed logo - property of Festival of the Mind http://festivalofthemind.group.shef.ac.uk/

This September brings the return of the Sheffield Festival of the Mind, a unique collaboration between our academic colleagues and experts from Sheffield’s cultural and creative industries. Chloë Brown and Yuen Fong Ling are presenting artists’ talks at the Spiegeltent over the next couple of weeks, in collaboration with Making Ways. Penny McCarthy will also be showing a new series of over 100 […]

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‘Liquid Crystal Display’ – Lise Autogena and Penny McCarthy feature in exhibition at Sheffield Site Gallery – Opening 29 September

Photo by Waad AlBawardi, The Hidden Life of Crystals, 2018. Superimposed Site Gallery logo.

Photo by Waad AlBawardi, The Hidden Life of Crystals, 2018. Sheffield Hallam Researchers Lise Autogena and Penny McCarthy will take part in an exhibition entitled Liquid Crystal Display at Site Gallery in Sheffield this month, opening on the first weekend of Site’s new refurbishment. The exhibition opens on Saturday 29 September and runs until Sunday 27 January 2019 and is […]

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Professor Lise Autogena to speak at the ESRC Seminar ‘NUCLEAR FUTURES: Re-making sociotechnical research agendas’ – The Showroom Cinema, 11 September 2018

An image of a landfill by the sea, from overhead.

Professor Lise Autogena will be speaking at the ESRC Seminar NUCLEAR FUTURES: Re-making sociotechnical research agendas at The Showroom Cinema on Tuesday 11 September 2018. In July 2014 the UK Government White Paper Implementing Geological Disposal was published. To date, information gathering, dialogue activities, working groups and consultations have gone towards revising and refining the policy framework for “managing higher activity waste in the long term through geological disposal”. Since 2016 […]

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Michelle Atherton and TC McCormack co-curate the group exhibition ‘AS MUCH ABOUT FORGETTING’ with Jette Gejl (Danish artist, curator and academic) at Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark

Banner image for 'AS MUCH ABOUT FORGETTING' - an exhibition at Viborg Kunsthal, also featuring logo of Viborg Kunsthal

This Friday sees the public opening of a new exhibition featuring Sheffield Hallam University Senior Lecturers in Fine Art Michelle Atherton and TC McCormack at Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark. The exhibition AS MUCH ABOUT FORGETTING has the tensions of history and memory at its core. The participating artists use installations, sculptures, videos, large-scale backlit vinyl and performances to re-call, reclaim and re-enact our […]

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‘A Soft Rebellion in Paradise’ – SHU’s Chloë Brown seeking 500 women for a Sheffield ‘Soft Rebellion’

Paradise Square, Sheffield

Update – 13 August 2018 Chloë was interviewed for both the Sheffield Star and Yorkshire Post last week, describing how her previous work and a desire to address the loss of women’s voices in history has fed into A Soft Rebellion in Paradise. Read the articles here and here. Chloë Brown, visual artist and SHU senior lecturer in Fine Art, will be making an exciting […]

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‘The Fabric of Felicity’ – Dr Sharon Kivland featuring in upcoming exhibition at Garage MCA, Moscow

Image courtesy of Sharon Kivland - Maintenir le corps by Sharon Kivland plus Garage MCA logo

Reader in Fine Art Dr Sharon Kivland will feature in an international project showcasing clothes in art outside of the context of the fashion industry next month at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. The exhibition, entitled The Fabric of Felicity spans five continents and features over forty artists, including representatives of historical avant-gardes, members of the Soviet and Brazilian underground […]

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Researcher Blog by Reader in Fine Art Hester Reeve – Reflections on a residency at Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa

Photo courtesy of Hester Reeve

About the author 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 – find out more information on Hester Reeve and her work on her webpage. I’m currently on a research residency at Nirox Sculpture Park in South Africa. This is a […]

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Michelle Atherton’s video installation ‘Absorbing Red Photons’ installed at ‘Liquidscapes’ international gathering at Dartington Hall

Still from video installation 'Absorbing Red Photons' by Michelle Atherton, courtesy of the artist

Liquidscapes Michelle Atherton’s video installation ARP: Absorbing red Photons 2016 (2017) was installed at Liquidscapes: tales and telling of watery worlds and fluid states at Dartington Hall in Devon this June, at a three-day international gathering bringing together creative thinkers, writers, academics and artists to explore physically and figuratively our watery worlds and fluid states. The keynotes for the conference included […]

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