April 23rd, 2015 [ No Comments ]

Overlooked: A new arts exhibition at Park Hill

by Leila Alexander


I’m delighted that we’ve now launched the ‘Overlooked’ art exhibition at Park Hill which showcases the work of five Sheffield-based artists.

More than 200 people came to the exhibition opening; from residents to artists to historians researching the iconic architecture of the site. The weather was beautiful and the evening sunshine flooding through the window really set off the space.

The exhibition initially came about when artist Mandy Payne - whose art is on display at Overlooked and whose paintings are inspired by Park Hill’s Brutalist architecture – approached Urban Splash.  I then got involved in January this year as an Art Consultant while  S1 Artspace supported the curation of the show.

It’s a terrific exhibition which will run for three weeks and is the first in a year long programme of arts events I have programmed at The Scottish Queen. For somewhere which was formerly known as Britain’s second most dangerous pub, our events are quite the polar opposite of what this place used to be.

Come and see the display and enjoy a pint of beer with us, we’re here until 10th May with ‘Overlooked’ then our next exhibition with Sheffield Hallam University will open on Friday 22nd May. Artist and Professor of Sculpture Keith Wilson will be leading a project-based workshop around the history and Brutalist architecture of the Park Hill site for his 1st Year Fine Art and Creative Art Practice students.  This will culminate in a work-in-progress exhibition open to the public showcasing their creative responses.

In the meantime you can read more about the current exhibition here.

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