Sheffield Art Preview: May

The Joy of Sheff – The Blue Shed – 18th May

For one day only, Pete McKee is showcasing his final exhibition about Sheffield in The Big Shed. This will be his most ambitious show yet, and he wants to ensure it’s a huge celebration of Sheffield and Sheffielders. There will be a special 2p bus laid on from town.

Transformations – Showroom Cinema – 11th May

This innovative project celebrates and links the centenaries of Benjamin Britten, arguably the most important British composer of the twentieth century, and the discovery of stainless steel here in Sheffield.

Six Metamorphoses after Ovid is a series of varying portraits with contrasting colours and moods, evoking images from Roman poet Ovid’s mythical story. Oboist Adrian Wilson has been working with a local film-maker to produce a film which reflects and responds to the transformations depicted in the six movements.

The Way to the Sea is a documentary made in 1936 about the electrification of the London to Portsmouth railway line as part of a series of public information films with music by Britten and commentary by W H Auden.

Ben Payne – Heartbreak Gallery – 17th May -27th June

Ben Payne is a talented young British artist. He works in oil and acrylic to create yet beautiful works. His new abstract floral work is an addition to his portfolio and the result of a natural creative development, as he continues to challenge himself and push his own artistic boundaries. His loose and fluid techniques create bursts of vibrant colour, and capture the uplifting nature of his subject to produce bold and beautiful original paintings.

Jacky Lee – Cupola Gallery – 3rd May -16th June

Jacky Lee (MA Fine Art) was an established abstract painter working in
the East Midlands. Her work is in corporate organisations and private
collections across UK, Europe, America, Australia, and South Africa.


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