Sheffield City of Makers

Construction House: Radical Materials – S1 Artspace

Posted on 30.01.2019

S1 Artspace, 1 Norwich St, Park Hill, Sheffield, S2 5PN
21 Feb – 20 April / Preview: 20 Feb / 6-8pm
Construction House is a six-month programme of commissions, exhibitions, events and activities by S1 Artspace studio holders, which will reflect on the Bauhaus movement for today’s practicing artist. More here
Radical Materials is the last in a series of exhibitions as part of Construction House and focuses on the practical workshops held at the Bauhaus, which brought together creativity and experimentation with materials with industrial manufacturing processes. Including newly commissioned work by artists Joseph Cutts, Peter Martin & Jon Cannon and Emily Musgrave, alongside Marianne Brandt’s iconic desk set, tray and coaster holder and László Moholy-Nagy’s only abstract film, A Lightplay: Black White Gray (1930).


There is still time to check out Construction House: Leisure Time which continues to 9 Feb.
Leisure Time explores the creative potential of physical activity and relaxation through newly commissioned work by artists Natalie Finnemore, Vicky Hayward and Lucy Vann, alongside Gertrud Grunow’s Colour Circle and T. Lux Feininger’s iconic photographs of Karla Grosch’s gymnastics classes on the Bauhaus Dessau roof.

Construction House events programme:
  • Resistance Training with Phoebe Davies and Alex Bowmer
    2 Feb / 2pm / FREE, BOOK HERE at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
    Building upon their research with athletes in contact-based sports, artist Phoebe Davies and athletic performance coach Alex Bowmer will lead a physical training session exploring resistance and competitiveness through collaborative movement, team/pack mentalities and collective strength. All welcome. More here
  • Performance: Confident Public Speaking by Lucy Vann
    9 Feb / 6pm / FREE, DROP IN at S1 Artspace
    Artist Lucy Vann will guide you through a visualisation aimed to develop confident speaking. Vann is interested in the benefits and pitfalls of interventions and activities intended to self-develop, and what happens when the body is tense and unwilling to perform. More here
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