DIMENSIONS the Schools Show at SHU 8th–15th July 2017

2017 is the inaugural year of DIMENSIONS, an exhibition of creative work from schools and colleges which focuses on art, design and technology. We welcome entries from all phases of education to show the great work being produced by young people from Foundation through to Further Education. If you would like to enter work for DIMENSIONS 2017 please use the link to the on-line form below.


One of the Schools Show Projects
One of the Schools Show Projects
One of the Schools Show Projects
One of the Schools Show Projects
Ex-Members of GPO staff in the Head Post Office building

Teachers are asked to select work from any of their pupils which they think is an example of excellent artistic, design and/or making skill.

The show is about raising awareness of art, design and making in schools, celebrating young talent and the teachers and technicians who make it all possible.

2017 will be the inaugural year of the Schools Show at SHU, it′s precursor, DesignED saw some excellent examples of Design and Technology work, but now the show is expanding to include Art and Design as well. In future we hope to include all curriculum areas, becoming a showcase of creativity, practical skill and design thinking by our young people.

The show will be hosted by the Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA) in the Head Post Office Gallery.

If you are a teacher in a Sheffield or surrounding area school and want to enter pupil work for the show, please see, how to enter, below...

How to enter

  • Teacher nominates pupil based on the work they have produced which they think is an example of excellent artistic, design and/or making skill
  • Teacher or pupil to produce a short presentation (3 slides) or video of the work. For more information on this, please see below
  • Teacher or pupil fill out the online entry form
  • Enter your work here

Key Dates

  • 4th June 2017 – Deadline for entries
  • 16th June – teachers and pupils informed if their work has been selected
  • 26th – 30th June – delivery of work to Sheffield Hallam Institute of Arts
  • Friday 7th July – Opening Night
  • Friday 14th July – Teachers networking evening – what can SIA do for you?
  • Sat 8th – 15th July – Show open to the public

Information about video/presentation for entering work

Work will be selected by a panel of SIA staff, to do this, they will need to know what is great about the work and why it has been shortlisted by the teacher. This can be done by the pupil or a member of staff.

Teachers are asked to select work from any of their pupils (KS1-5/Level 3) which they think is an example of excellent artistic, design and/or making skill.

The selection panel will not have time to read or sift through information so it is important that the presentation or video covers the main points. A video or online presentation is encouraged as we think it is the best way to understand the merits of a piece of work.

Once uploaded/saved to online storage, please make sure permissions are set so that it can be viewed by anyone with a link/invitation to view. If a video isn′t possible, a presentation produced on something like Power Point is fine. Presentations should be 1–3 slides long and saved as a PDF.

If you have any questions please contact Marie Judge m.judge@shu.ac.uk

Create a Canapé Competition

GCSE food students, design a canapé and enter to win the chance of making them in our specialist kitchens for the opening night of DIMENSIONS 2017.

For more details and how to enter, please contact Katie Fisher k.l.fisher@shu.ac.uk

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