Our gallery

Our Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery showcases the very best work by members of our community and visiting artists.

We offer a programme of changing exhibitions, ranging from historic graphic design to contemporary fine art. Past exhibitors have included David Mellor, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Ken Garland.

Admission to all events is free.

Opening times

During exhibitions, the gallery is open 10am–5.00pm Monday to Friday, and 10.am–4.00 pm on Saturdays, Outside business hours you may be asked to sign in to the building.

We are closed on public holidays, and on other dates when the University is closed.

How to find us

We are on the ground floor of the Sheffield Institute of Arts Building, Fitzalan Square. We also put on exhibitions at venues across the city. In 2018 we're running a programme of exhibitions at Persistence Works, in partnership with Yorkshire Artspace.

School visits

Do you want to arrange a visit for your school or college? Find out more.

Mailing list

Stay up to date with exhibitions and receive invitations to exclusive events. Email Tim Machin at t.machin@shu.ac.uk to register. We won't share your details with anyone else.

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Exhibit your work here

We welcome applications from artists and other organisations for exhibitions in our gallery spaces.

Exhibitions are typically planned up to 18 months in advance, and we consider proposals at dedicated selection board meetings, four times a year. Contact us using the details below for more information.

Hold your event here

The gallery is a great venue for events and our exhibitions offer a unique setting for meetings and receptions. For more information about hiring the gallery contact us using the details below.

Contact us

Gallery manager - Tim Machin, 0114 225 6956, t.machin@shu.ac.uk

Media enquiries - pressoffice@shu.ac.uk

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