The four large Castlegate Quarter drawings produced with the aid of a YA Micro grant. Each drawing depicts a different aspect of the Castlegate Quarter of Sheffield. This marks a change in direction for the work. Moving away from studies of single buildings towards the much broader subject of a specific part or quarter of a city that is under change.
A part of the grant was used to produce a new drawing using images gathered from an open submission of photographs by the public Information about A Picture of Sheffield can be found here.
On Sunday the demonstration will include a display of the four large format drawings the have been produced of the Castlegate Quarter and a extra large format drawing of Sheffield. The large format drawing is being produced using photographic images submitted by the public of Sheffield Architecture. 50 A4 digital prints of the drawing will be given away on Sunday during the event. This event has been funded by a MicroGrant from Yorkshire Art Space find out more about this project here.
Open Studio times
20th – 22nd November 2015
Friday 5.30 – 9pm, Persistence Works
Sat & Sun 11am – 4pm, all studio sites
A Picture of Sheffield event
Exchange Place Studio
22nd November 2015
Sun 12pm – 3pm
Sheffield City landscape is changing rapidly, something that hasn’t gone unnoticed by local artist Peter Griffiths, a studio holder at Yorkshire Artspace. Quietly obsessed with Sheffield’s architecture, Griffiths has been producing drawings from photographs for the past four years, examining the readymade shapes, textures, patterns and forms of Sheffield’s topography.
Griffiths was awarded a Microgrant earlier this year by Yorkshire Artspace to develop four large scale pencil-drawn collages of the architecture of Sheffield’s Castlegate area plus an additional collaborative work entitled A Picture of Sheffield.
To develop the work, Griffiths issued a public call out for digital submissions of photos which capture the architecture of Sheffield.
“I use photographs of the subject to provide readymade shapes, textures, patterns and forms which can be appropriated, rescaled and cropped into simple motifs and then collaged into a final image that in some way redefines the original subject.
A line Between is a video produced as part of my Yorkshire Artspace Micro Grant for the Castlegate Festival. The video is an animated slide show made out of photographic images taken during a walk around the area.
My intention was to explore the area and collect images. I was trying to get a feel for the area, get to know it better and decide how I would use the architecture of the Castlegate quarter to produce one of my digital drawings.