Last year’s winner: Plantables, University of Sheffield & David Appleyard

The Keith Hayman Award for public art has been part of the biennial Sheffield Design Awards for a number of years. Named in memory of Keith Hayman, a keen artist and SCT Trustee, it is presented to the artist judged to have contributed most to the enhancement of Sheffield’s public realm in the two years preceding the award.

In celebration of Sheffield Design Awards becoming a registered charity, a retrospective event will be held this autumn (more details coming soon) at which the Keith Hayman Award will be launched as an annual prize judged, as in previous years, by the SCT Trustees.

If you know of a piece of new public art, mural or sculpture, please get in touch and let us know. All suggestions will form a longlist from which a shortlist will be taken and put before Trustees and a specially invited advisor from the city’s artistic community.

To be eligible for longlisting, the work needs to be sited within the city boundary and have been completed in the last two years.

Art in the Gardens – This Weekend!

The weather is set fair for Sheffield’s 7th annual Art in the Gardens takes place at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens this weekend – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 2010 between 10.30am – 5.30pm.

The Art in the Gardens event is arguably the largest outdoor art exhibition in the north of England with artists and craft makers from all over the UK.

Visitors can use this wonderful opportunity to buy the perfect piece of art or craft direct from the artist, whilst enjoying the perfect surroundings that the gardens have to offer.  Thousands of works of art and craft on exhibition.

The events on offer for visitors include: a Celebrity Portrait Competition, with the excellent Comedian and BBC Radio Sheffield Breakfast show host, Toby Foster, being the willing subject, an Outdoor sculpture on the lawns, Children’s Art Activity Village, Young Painters of the Year Exhibits and a Live Music and Performance Stage.
Event Admission Adults £5, accompanied children under 16 FREE
Free Park and Ride bus service from Tesco Abbeydale Road Park and Ride car park, every 20 minutes between 10am and 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
Preview Evening on Friday 3rd September 6.30pm – 10.00pm, is a wonderful opportunity to be amongst the first to view and snap up the bargains and favourite pieces of artwork on display, whilst enjoying a glass of wine and a great atmosphere.  £6 ticket admits two adults.