We are pleased to announce the next exhibition in our ‘Ways of Making’ series: ‘Portraits from the Market’ is by award winning portrait painter and studio holder Andrew Hunt. This is a collaborative project with Sheffield based portraiture photographer Chris Saunders – the two also recently worked together on a commission by the TV series Peaky Blinders to photograph and paint the characters for the on-set board room that featured in the programme.
This exhibition, will display a number of Andrew's huge hyper-real portraits alongside 50 photographs by Chris of people who visited or work at the Moor Market. During the exhibition period 17 May – 24 June, the Persistence Works Gallery will become Andrew’s studio, so visitors will be able to watch him complete the portraits. This will also provide an insight into an artist’s methods and techniques – something we rarely have the opportunity to share and experience.
The Ways of Making exhibition programme forms part of Making Ways, a new programme supported by Sheffield Culture Consortium through Arts Council England to showcase, celebrate and develop the exceptional contemporary visual art produced in the city.
Andrew Hunt's 'Portraits from the Market' will be showing at Yorkshire Artspace 17th May - 24th June 2018, open Thursdays 11-7, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 11-4.