A chance to see how the work was developed…
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.