event 27 Jul 2024

Open Studio

Date 27 Jul 2024
Time 11:00 – 14:00
Venue Soft Ground, Sheffield

For one day only, we are hosting an Open Studio at Soft Ground (Sheffield City Centre) where three of our artists will show how they made their artworks for the exhibition.

Cole Morris (shadow puppets), Jacqui Hilson (textiles) and Dal Kular (poetry and book binding) will craft and create new work over a three hour period. You are invited to drop in, watch the work-in-progress an ask any questions. Stay as long as you like and enjoy the creativity on display!

Come and see how Cole creates shadow puppets to tell the story of serial dreamer Joe Phillips, who having tried and failed to produce his own Sheffield westerns attempted to build his own boat and sail back to Jamaica. Witness how Jacqui Hilson uses fabric to sew together the seemingly distant stories of West Africa and South Yorkshire, honouring the names and contributions of the unknown Africans who have settled here over the centuries. Observe how Dal Kular binds together her own journals and notebooks, as the first step to a poetic exploration of the 1939 census, which appears to name the first non-elite Sikh woman in Sheffield but obscures her full identity.

No need to book a ticket- just turn up!