Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Portland Works Exhibition at Bank Street Arts

From Tuesday, 30 March 2010 - 10:00
To Saturday, 17 April 2010 - 17:00

Portland Works

A curated group exhibition designed to draw attention to the traditional skills practiced at Portland Works and the people whose livelihood depends on it continuing as a working/creative community. Portland Works is under threat of closure as one of Sheffield’s remaining small industrial works, because of plans to redevelop it as apartments and offices. This lively and diverse exhibition of art and craft is designed to engage Sheffield people in an awareness of their industrial heritage and its relevance to their lives. The exhibition blurs the boundaries between art and industry, situating the objects of production, both past and present in an art gallery context, for public viewing. It juxtaposes artefacts produced by craftspeople against artists’ responses to the objects and their environment in the form of paintings, photographs, installations, sculpture and film.

This exhibition runs from 30th March to 17th April

Nic Bate and Matt Risby

An installation comprising of video and sounds depicting one whole day in the working life of Portland Works. This comprises of multiple screens showing edited footage of the inhabitants of the Works; craftspeople, musicians, artists etc to portray the diversity and breadth of talent that exists there.

This exhibition runs from 30th march to 1st May, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

For more information, please contact Bank Street Arts on 0114 346 3034

Location : Bank Street Arts, S1 2DS‎

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Distinctive Sharrow Action Group meeting

The next Distinctive Sharrow Action group meeting will be held at the Old Junior School, South View Road on Tuesday 6th April at 6.30pm.

Please send any agenda items through to me at before this date

We will update/ have a chat about the following:

1. Lloyds Corner
2. Lowfield Myspace
3. Empty Shops and Artists
4. Portland Works
5. Art trail
6. Project planning and proposals

Monday, 8 March 2010

musical corner at lloyds?

inspriatio for lloyds corner?

If you've recently visited the University of Plymouth in Devon, or you're a student there right now, then you might be familiar with the Roland Levinsky building -- a monolithic construction built in 2007 to house the arts and architecture faculties on the edge of the University. Each year, the institution holds a festival called the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, which is now in its sixth year.

This year, however, the organisers have chosen to begin the festival in a rather innovative way -- by turning the building itself into an instrument. In a performance called "Sunlight Symphony: Sunrise", artists Alexis Kirke and Tim Hodgson have placed light sensors in windows on each floor of the building, facing the direction of sunrise -- and as the sun emerges over the horizon and the first rays of light land on the uppermost sensor, a single note will ring out around the building.

As the light hits the next floor down, another note will sound, and so on until all nine floors are activated -- producing nine different layers of audio. Then, as the sun climbs higher in the sky and the intensity of the received light increases, the intensity and complexity of the music will build, producing melodies and harmonies that play through surround speakers located throughout the Roland Levinsky building.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Gas Lamp listing

The official listing of the gas lamp (and a very nice photo) can be found here:

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

permeable pavements

I think this website is full of useful information, which could be apply at asmall scale for Lloyds corner (a sort of demonstration site) in an imaginative way. Laurence