‘A City That Welcomes Art’: Three Sheffield artists reflect on winning major prizes in Corridor8 article, including Penny McCarthy

Penny McCarthy was recently featured in a Corridor8 article titled ‘A City That Welcomes Art: Three Sheffield artists reflect on winning major prizes’. The article endorses Sheffield’s creative landscape as going from strength to strength and describes 2019 as being a ‘bumper crop’ with three Sheffield artists securing major national prizes, of which Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam […]

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‘Introduction to Gravity with Penny McCarthy’ – First lecture of the Gravity 2020: Museum series on Thursday 30 January

Image of Gravity logo, Museum Sheffield logo and Detail from The Temple of Time by Emma Willard (1846)

Gravity: Museum We look forward to a new season of Gravity lectures convened in partnership with Museums Sheffield. Through Gravity, we offer an innovation platform that aims to build a learning community seeking new forms of understanding of art practice through speculative conversations that are often propositional and co-created between students and speakers. Each presentation will begin with a discussion […]

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Penny McCarthy wins the Evelyn Williams Drawing Award at the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019

Composite banner image of Penny McCarthy's 'DNA in Nature' and the logo of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Prize logo

Update – 10 December 2019  Penny’s achievement was recently featured in the Contemporary Visual Arts Network in a piece celebrating three Sheffield artists winning prestigious national awards over the past few months. Find out more here. Penny’s success has also been reported in the Sheffield Telegraph – read the article, in which Penny is interviewed, here.   We are pleased […]

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A Strange Weave of Time and Place – Exhibition at Site Gallery 12 – 28 July 2019

A Strange Weave of Time and Place

A new exhibition curated by ADRC PhD student Jeanine Griffin, is announced at Site Gallery in Sheffield. The exhibition ‘A Strange Weave of Time and Place’ explores notions of aura & authenticity in the post-digital context. Among the artists whose work is featured are Sheffield Hallam University Art and Design Research Centre‘s PhD student Diana Taylor, Fine Art reader Penny McCarthy and recent SHU […]

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‘Beware the Cat’ artist Penny McCarthy interviewed in The Guardian

'Your cat is watching you' Guardian article

A piece in The Guardian today by Arifa Akbar about new stage show ‘Beware the Cat’ includes an interview with Fine Art reader Penny McCarthy. The article “‘Your cat is watching you!’ The fearless felines hidden by their author”, by Arifa Akbar, appeared in The Guardian on Tuesday 25th June 2019. “William Baldwin concealed his 16th-century book Beware the Cat because of […]

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Penny McCarthy’s gallery of ‘Beware the Cat’ series of illustrations

Two Cats Talking - Beware the Cat series (c) Penny McCarthy

Fine Art Reader Penny McCarthy writes about the research behind the Beware the Cat series of illustrations in a new blog post on the project’s website. The gallery of ink and brush illustrations are a response to Penny’s reading of the 16th Century text written by William Baldwin. Researchers from the disciplines of Fine Art, Theatre, Literature, and Linguistics at the University […]

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Penny McCarthy’s ‘Inspired by Leonardo’ talks at the Sheffield Millennium Gallery this April

Composite image of Millennium Gallery logo and two images - Leonardo da Vinci, Studies of water, c.1510-13. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019 & Sailko [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)] - for Penny McCarthy's talks 'Inspired by Leonardo'

Sheffield Hallam University’s Reader in Fine Art Penny McCarthy will be holding two events this April at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery, coinciding with the Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition which continues until Monday 06 May 2019. Penny will be discussing her own approach and drawing practice and her experience of studying Leonardo’s work. Inspired by Leonardo Discussion Group: Drawing from the […]

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Penny McCarthy’s illustrations at performance of ‘Beware the Cat’ at the Royal Shakespeare Company – Saturday 06 July 2019

Image from Beware the Cat by Penny McCarthy & RSC logo

Beware the Cat  The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon Saturday 06 July, 5PM  Free but ticketed   This funny, satirical one-hour performance emerges from a collaborative process between artists and academics responding to the first ever English novel by William Baldwin. A tall tale of magical attempts to understand the language of cats, with unique artworks representing the cat-world by artist Penny […]

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Penny McCarthy’s illustrations at performance of ‘Beware the Cat’ at the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts – Friday 10 May 2019

Image from Beware the Cat by Penny McCarthy

The world’s first ever English novel – a little known satire of magic and religious controversy written during a time of immense political and social change across England and Europe – has been brought to life by researchers at the Universities of Sussex, Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam. The novel, Beware the Cat, was written in 1552 before many of the more […]

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