November 30 2018 – December 21 2018

Taking inspiration from the history of Rambling in The Peak District ‘Trespass' will include pieces that explore the relationship between visual art and text based work on the broad theme of walking in forbidden territory.

In April 1932 over 400 people undertook a mass trespass of Kinder Scout to protest against lack of access to countryside.  Less well known is that another at least 200 strong trespass organised by Sheffield Clarion Ramblers  took place five months later, along the then forbidden Duke of Norfolk’s Road to Abbey Brook in the Upper Derwent Valley.

The Trespass! Art Exhibition takes inspiration from both of these significant events. Part of the exhibition includes rare materials relating to the Sheffield Clarion Ramblers from Sheffield Local Studies Archive. The exhibition will also show a documentary about the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass by film making collective Well Red Films.

The exhibition curated by Abi Goodman Andrew Jeffrey, Dan Eltringham and Vera Fibisan showcases a number of artists and writers who have been inspired to trespass in a variety of ways in locations ranging across the British Isles.  They have created work in different forms including painting, film, installation, writing and book art.

The launch event at 6pm on Friday 30th November features readings as well as a screening of Mass Trespass. All are welcome. Come and trespass with us.

Listen to Andrew Jeffrey and Dan Eltringham who both talked to Radio Sheffield about the exhibition here [1:07:39].

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