Shut Up! See Art!

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Shut Up! See Art! Is a young people’s programme for Art Sheffield. Packed with ways to explore the festival through practical workshops, music events, film screenings and more!

Taking place over the weekend of 29th April – 1st May and in two city-centre locations, Site Gallery and the Millennium Gallery.

We are working with some great Artists including Girl Gang, Peter Martin, It’s All Tropical, Gillian Brent and Hannah Sawtell.


All events are FREE with no need to book (except the Saturday tours)


Opening Event
@ Millennium Gallery 6pm – 10pm
We will be celebrating the opening of SHUT UP! SEE ART! at the Millennium Galleries. Expect sound performances, dj spectacles and art workshops. Snacks and drinks will be served from our mocktail bar, designed in collaboration with It’s All Tropical artist collective. Come and spend time with your friends.

Red Tape Central
The music in the main space will be provided by students from Red Tape Central who are responding to the themes of Art Sheffield, think dark spaces and glitch video. Expect surround sound noise and unexpected visuals.

Girl Gang
Girl Gang will be hosting a hands on making workshop and instagram takeover, make and broadcast your creations!

It’s All Tropical
It’s All Tropical will make you feel fine! Sample the delights of our mocktail bar installation, the most colourful drinks you have tasted…


@ Millennium Gallery & Site Gallery 12pm – 4pm

Bring Your Own Beamer @ The Millennium Gallery
Bring your own beamer is an open-source projection event. We have been working with young people across Sheffield, alongside Artist Peter Martin to make a series of gifs. They will be shown throughout the day at the Millennium Gallery.

There is also an open invite to bring your own digital artworks and project them using our projectors, you can bring short film, gifs, or photographic slide shows. We will have media players, so just bring your SD cards.

For those of a more analogue persuasion, you can project your own artwork designs using an Over Head Projector.

Fax Machine Drawing Workshop
Millennium Gallery – Site Gallery
Draw and send your artworks between the two Shut Up! See Art! Venues. We use a range of technologies to send and receive made artworks. Artworks will be displayed in the galleries throughout the event.

Art Sheffield Young People Tours
Departing from Site Gallery
These are tours that have been created by Artist Gillian Brent and the Society of Explorers. This is Art Sheffield explored by from a young people’s perspective. Part talk, part talk, part interactive, not to be missed!

Tours depart from Site Gallery at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
Limited capacity, please register on arrival at Site Gallery (up to an hour before departure).

Tye Die Tapes
Tye Die are an independent record label and recording studio based in Sheffield. They will be hosting a stall with their latest releases, come and see what goodies are available!

Proper Pies @ Site Gallery
Proper pies will be supplying food and beverages at the Site Gallery café, bring your pocket money, these pies are worth it! Vegan and vegetarian catered for.


@ Site Gallery 12 – 4pm

Short-Film Screening
A short film screening curated by the Society of Explorers in response to the Art Sheffield programme. With humor and social comment.

Workshop: Exploring @dividend_plus
Hannah Sawtell’s newly commissioned exhibition @dividend_plus for Art Sheffield is presented at Site Gallery. It explores ideas around image production, economics, access and excess. This is an opportunity to explore these themes using the artist’s online platform to create digital collages.

Music Performance
A chance to relax and enjoy Sunday afternoon in the gallery. A sound and visual installation created by Dominic Ewan and Benjamin Whateley.

Proper Pies @ Site Gallery
Proper pies will be supplying food and beverages at the Site Gallery café, bring your pocket money, these pies are worth it! Vegan and vegetarian catered for.


Suitable for 14+ years.

Please note that this is not a supervised event.

Posted on 24th April 2016

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