Art Walks Sheffield: SIA exhibition ‘Utter Rubbish’ features in May’s walk – Saturday 19 May
Taking place approximately every two months during 2018, Art Walks Sheffield offers unique, individually curated perspectives on the many different visual arts practices throughout the city. They are based around journeys that take us from design to digital, 2D to 3D, conceptual to skills-based contemporary art and explore a host of maker practices within the city.
May’s walk is on the theme of city life and will be led by Sarah Villeneau, a ceramicist based at Yorkshire Artspace. Meeting at the Sheffield Institute of Arts located in the Head Post Office, the walk will begin with Joanne Rucklidge, Joanne Lee and Frazer Hudson’s exhibition Utter Rubbish, featuring a talk and tour by Joanne Lee; 35 Chapel Walk Gallery‘s exhibition Sheffield: A Relationship to Buildings and Andrew Hunt’s Portraits from the Market at Yorkshire Artspace Persistence Works.
Utter Rubbish: Conversations about litter and waste is an exhibition by Sheffield Hallam University’s Frazer Hudson, Joanne Lee and Joanna Rucklidge; and a project about our complex relationship to discarded materials. It attends to the everyday instances of littering and fly-tipping that blight the city of Sheffield as elsewhere, and considers the resources wasted when we fail to recycle the rubbish our society so readily generates. Rather than reaching for easy judgement and too neat solutions, the project tries to linger with devalued stuff and to rethink the responses we can and do have to what has been thrown away.
Find out more about the exhibition here.