The Plant Room exhibition

Persistence Works Gallery

Yorkshire Artspace
21 Brown Street

Sheffield based artist Peter Griffiths has been commissioned to make new work for a solo exhibition at Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield. Peter’s work combines digital drawing and screen printing techniques to formulate compositions which are derived from found objects and the exploration of the built and natural environment. During the summer Peter has been working at three garden locations in the city: Meersbrook Community Walled Garden, Parson Cross Community Garden and Sheffield Botanical Gardens, collecting imagery. The prints in the exhibition are inspired by the planting found in each of these unique locations.

A number of activities will take place in the gallery during the exhibition, including workshops and a plant sale. These are intended to give insight into the work in the exhibition, and how digital processes can be used creatively. All workshops are for adults aged 16+ and places must be booked. See below for more details about the workshops and how to book.  People who attend the workshops will be invited to display examples of their work in the gallery space for a limited time.

The print set

Here is what Sheffield’s  Our Favourite Places say about the exhibition.

Jacquard machine knitting workshop

Sheffield based knitwear designer/maker Miriam Griffiths will guide you through the process of learning how to create a knitted floral pattern using a knitting machine. This workshop will cover the basic techniques to enable you to create a digital pattern card, setting up, knitting and casting off. You will create a small patterned item such as a phone, tablet or pencil case.

Plant sale/swap day

Meersbrook Park Users Trust will supply some of their plants for sale at this event. We also encourage visitors to bring their own home grown plants to sell or swap.

supported by Yorkshire Artspace

Creative Screen Printing with Sheffield Print Club

Creative workshop looking at processes used in the making of the art works in the exhibition.

After an introduction to the botanical themed prints in the exhibition by artist Peter Griffiths, you will be guided by The Print Club’s experienced tutors to make your own screen print with a botanical theme. You will be invited to leave one of your prints behind to display in the gallery during the exhibition.

This project is part of Making Ways, a new programme funded by Arts Council, England to showcase, celebrate and develop the exceptional contemporary visual art produced in Sheffield.