‘Re:Mains’: Exhibition of Rachael Colley’s food waste jewellery and ambiguous eating artefacts opens at Sheffield Institute of Arts

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Rachael Colley is an interdisciplinary artist and senior lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University. She gained an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art in 2010. Her current research brings together jewellery – created predominantly using food waste – and ambiguous artefacts for eating. She invites diners […]

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175 Years of an Art School – Heritage Open Days this week features tours of the Head Post Office, an exhibition, screenings and more

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This Friday and Saturday there are many events taking place in Sheffield as part of this year’s Heritage Open Day programme, and the Sheffield Institute of Arts at the Head Post Office will be hosting several including an exhibition of work by C3RI PhD Candidate Caroline Claisse, screenings of Professor Esther Johnson‘s curated programme Without Brutality, guided walking tours showing Where Bombs Fell and behind-the-scenes […]

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AHRC Next Generation Design Research Workshop hosted at the Head Post Office, Sheffield on 24 January 2018

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The Sheffield Institute of Arts will be the venue for the second AHRC Next Generation Design Research Workshop of 2018. The workshop, scheduled for Wednesday 24 January 2018, is designed to explore the processes involved in applying for an AHRC grant and will be particularly helpful for researchers looking to secure their first AHRC funding grant and for other researchers […]

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Why Not Associates – Exhibition at the Head Post Office opens with private viewing – Friday 24 November 2017

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Why Not Associates is a British multi-disciplinary design studio with a world-wide reputation, who believe that compelling communication demands an element of surprise, whether it’s for postage stamps or public art, TV idents or cultural institutions. WNA has been at the vanguard of British graphic design for the past three decades. Inventive and irreverent, progressive and provocative, their output is […]

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Claire Lockwood speaks to The Star after SHU unveils plans for artworks at Sheffield’s Head Post Office, home of Sheffield Institute of Arts

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SHU has revealed plans for three new public art installations in the Sheffield Institute of Arts Head Post Office building, to celebrate Sheffield’s creativity and the history of creative teaching at the SIA. Claire Lockwood, Head of the Department of Art & Design at Sheffield Hallam, has spoken to The Star as the University reveals plans for three artworks to […]

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Autopsy: The Head Post Office Sheffield

An image of the front cover of Autopsy by Roger Bateman / Sheffield Institute of Arts, featuring a drawing of the building and a post mark

Autopsy was a 2016 Catalyst Festival of Creativity project led by Sheffield Hallam University Principal Lecturer Roger Bateman and included both an exhibition and publication. The images in the Autopsy publication are just a few from the thousands that photographer India Hobson took before and during the refurbishment of Sheffield’s abandoned Head Post Office into the Sheffield Institute of Arts. […]

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