10th - 21st November 2018 | Sheffield Hallam University


DIMENSIONS is a showcase of work by Young Makers, nominated by teachers. It’s a chance to celebrate subjects in school which promote making, and reward talented young makers.(Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Bolsover, Derbyshire Dales. Bassetlaw)

DIMENSIONS showcases work by young people, nominated by teachers. For the pupils, their teachers, technicians and families it is a chance to celebrate and feel proud of a fantastic achievement.

Visitors will see exceptional work by pupils in the Sheffield Region and help raise awareness of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) and Design related education in schools. The setting of the Hertha Ayrton STEM Centre at Sheffield Hallam University provides a clear link between subjects in schools and higher education which lead to related creative careers.

Work is professionally displayed and open to the public.

We celebrate the work by inviting pupils, their families, teachers and technicians to a special event on the opening night of the show.

During the evening guests are treated to canapés from our 'Create a Canapé' competition finalists. This is a region-wide competition open to year 10 and above.  Pupils design and enter their recipes; if short-listed pupils get to make them in our specialists kitchens overseen by professional chefs.

How do I enter work?:

Teachers may nominate pupil work from any Key Stage which they feel have produced an outstanding piece of made work.

Work can be anything which the pupil has made in Art, Design, Technology, Craft, Engineering, Electronics, or any other subject where the outcome is a physical artefact with a hand-made element, 2D or 3D.

Take a photo
Please take a good quality photo showing as much of the work as possible.

Upload or send to:
Email: Dimensions@shu.ac.uk please title the email (your school name) DIMENSIONS 2018 Entries

What happens next?

An expert panel will then select pieces of work to go in the show.

When work is selected schools will be asked to provide:

  • A short description of the project, a few sentences.
  • Pupil´s name as they would like it to be displayed in the exhibition
  • Age of Pupil

(a short form will be sent to the teacher to fill out, or it can be passed onto the pupil)

Dates for 2018

Deadline for nominating work: Monday 16th July Midnight
Opening Night and Celebration: Friday 9th November, 7pm
Teacher Preview and refreshments: Friday 9th November, 6pm
Show open to the public: Sat 10th - Wed 21st November
Creative Careers and Information day: Saturday 17th November (tbc)

What's in it for schools?:

Be part of celebrating these amazing subjects in schools, keep creating, making and sharing the wonderful things you do.

Further your networks of teachers and find out what Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield Institute of Arts can do for you. Network with fellow creative teachers and technicians.

Celebration and opening night
Friday 9th November | 7pm:

All pupils whose work is selected, teachers, parents and carers are invited to the opening and celebration night. Canapes will be served by our Create a Canape Winners.

Teachers and Technicians Preview
Friday 9th November | 6pm:

Friday 9th November | 6pm:

Saturday 17th November tbc | 10-3pm

A public event focussed on letting young people know about creative careers and what GCSE/A Level choices can lead onto. There will also be exhibitors from Creative and Cultural organisations providing information about educational and experience based services for young people, schools and families.

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