Bassin du Jas de Bouffan, c.1874 by Paul Cezanne.  

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A Corner of the Artist's Room in Paris, 1907-1909 by Gwen John.

 © Sheffield Museums

Mount Etna from Taormina, Sicily, c.1870 by John Brett

© Sheffield Museums


to the website of the Sheffield Visual Arts Group, a campaigning group to promote and celebrate Sheffield’s outstanding contribution to the regional and national artscene.


The City of Sheffield owns an internationally recognised collection of 20th-century paintings and works on paper, as well as a huge array of other treasures, some on show in the Graves Gallery.  We want to promote access to this collection.  As well as the Graves, across the city there are thriving art galleries and studios reflecting Sheffield’s huge wealth of creative talent.


Our group wants the economic and cultural importance of Sheffield’s extraordinary art to be reflected in local and national policymaking.  And ultimately for Sheffield to have the pioneering cultural centre for the arts which it deserves.

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Read Our Aims to see why we set up our group, and what we do.  

See What we are up to currently

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Keeping An Eye on The Wider Context

Have a look at our Monthly Art Musings for some personal takes on art

around Sheffield and beyond.

Past Musings, Study Days and Consultations

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                'The Penalty of our Paradox'

THE PENALTY OF OUR PARADOX - is a short black and white film put out by the Site Gallery, Sheffield, for Historic England as part of their Future of the High Street initiative. To the words of an original poem by local poet Otis Mensah, the film explores the high street from the perspective of young people and their experiences in public spaces. It also poses questions at a time when these communal spaces have been hit the hardest and when it is possible for change to be at the centre of our discussion.


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