Pioneering emerging art practices and ideas, we work in partnership with local, regional and international collaborators to nurture artistic talent and support the development of contemporary art.
At the heart of what we do, is to connect people to artists and to art, inspiring new thinking and debate through our exhibitions, talks, events and other public activity.
Site Gallery provides new opportunities for young people in the region to engage with contemporary art through a range of activities across the city. By participating in regular groups; one-off events and collaborations with contemporary artists, young people play a pivotal role in the gallery and its relationships with wider communities.
In 2016, with continued funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we launched On the Road, a pioneering programme of artist-led activity across Sheffield. This programme runs alongside the Society of Explorers, our active group of 14 – 19 year olds who work collaboratively to think critically, test ideas, create artwork, produce events and devise public responses to current exhibitions.
We work with early career to established artists to commission new work, produce solo and group shows, deliver residencies, performances, events and community programme. Through diverse programming, we reveal the process of making art and invite our audiences and participants to engage, explore and connect.
In 2018 Site Gallery re-opened after a building programme which trebled the scale of its public area. We now have a large scale gallery, a dedicated projects space, café and shop as well as a beautiful new façade and main entrance.