Sheffield artists open their studios

Artists will be celebrating the 20th year of Open Up Sheffield, one of the largest and most successful open studio events outside London this month. 

Scores of independent artists and craftspeople across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire are preparing to open their doors to the public over two weekends May 5-7 and May 12-13. Visitors can see the work of over 100 individual artists, including a record 28 artists participating for the first time. There are also ten artists’ groups that can be visited at their studios.

Most of the studios are in Sheffield, although the map stretches to Barnsley and Bamford, opening up opportunities to meet and talk to artists working in a wide range of forms. There will be workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions across the two weekends. 

Jeremy Lawrence, of Futt Futt Futt Photography, will have a photography exhibition at Dina, a new vegan and vegetarian café, in Cambridge Street, Sheffield, from May 2-13. The exhibition, called Portrait of the Artist@Dina, will feature Jeremy’s photographs of the artists taking part in Open Up this year.

A brochure listing all of the openings has been printed and is also available  from 

Pictured above is mixed media work by Lizzy Alageswaran, who will be at the Exchange Place Studio for the event.