‘Always in Translation’ – TC McCormack convenes salon on the metaphor of translation at Site Gallery Sheffield

Always in Translation banner image - featuring TC McCormack, at Site Gallery Sheffield

Always in Translation A day of conversations with invited artists, academics and a targeted audience. 11AM – 4.30PM, Friday 18 January 2019 Site Gallery, Sheffield The metaphor of translation has been used increasingly since the eighteenth century to describe both the activity and the end result of painting, conveying such terms as ‘reproduce’, ‘render’ and ‘express’. Charles Baudelaire used this […]

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‘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 – Until 27 January 2019

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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‘Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking’ – SHU Gravity Lecture and exhibition tour with artist/curator Paul Morrison – Tuesday 17 April 2018

Title and info taken from Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking flyer

Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking is an exhibition of painting in its broadest sense. As part of the Sheffield Institute of Art’s Fine Art lecture series Gravity, Penny McCarthy and Gary Simmonds will be hosting a discussion and tour of the exhibition with artist/curator Paul Morrison on Tuesday 17 April at 4.30PM. For further details please contact Penny McCarthy. Curated by SHU alumni […]

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An exhibition about painting (in some aspect) – ‘Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking’ features past and present staff and students, opens in Sheffield on 24 March 2018

Title and info taken from Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking flyer

Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking is an exhibition of painting in its broadest sense. Curated by SHU alumni artist Paul Morrison and located at his Attercliffe™ space in Sheffield, the exhibition presents works by more than 90 artists including many past and present staff and students from Sheffield Hallam. The salon style exhibition is a large diverse international salon-style multi-generational exhibition about […]

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Researcher blog by Penny McCarthy: The Society of Explorers

Penny McCarthy in discussion with the Society of Explorers

About the author Penny McCarthy is a Reader in Fine Art. Penny’s work is included in Site Gallery’s Material Truths exhibition which runs until 10 March 2017. In this post, Penny McCarthy reveals her notes from her recent exchange with The Society of Explorers who were visiting her work at the Material Truths exhibition.   Some exhibition projects take place […]

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Material Truths at Site Gallery features work by Penny McCarthy, Reader in Fine Art – opens 17 February

Penny McCarthy Material Truths, Joan's Hand Tracey Holland

Material Truths Site Gallery, Sheffield Friday 17 February – Friday 10 March 2017 Open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00am – 5.30pm Admission is free Material Truths, featuring work from Penny McCarthy, opens at Site Gallery Sheffield on Friday 17 February 2017. Penny McCarthy: Folder explores the framework of meaning that is produced when representations of material forms are transported between the […]

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Fine Art lecture series : Gravity 2014/15 programme

Poster for 2014-2015 Fine Art lecture series - Gravity

The programme for the Fine Art lecture series, Gravity, has been announced for 2014/15. Please see below for information on each discussion, the invited artist and the chair. In 2014/15 we invited guests to discuss their work by focusing on Time. We will look at how time is used as form, content and material by artists and how they have […]

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