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Castlegate Hoardings Commission: Final update from Glassball

We're delighted to have worked with Sheffield City Council and arts collective Glassball on the longest artwork in Sheffield, spanning 175 metres in total and telling the story of one of Sheffield’s most historic sites.

The artwork created by Glassball is rich, multilayered and full of detail reflecting the care and dedication given to the project by artists Cora Glasser & David Ball and their commitment to including the voices of the good people of Sheffield.

Cora says:

"David and I have been working at the former Castle Market site since October last year and have held various creative activities and workshops. The artwork is layered reflecting the physical nature of the site. As the layers of heritage were being removed we were exploring the many aspects of the site as revealed through conversations with those who had a personal connection to this area."

Listen here to Rony Robinson's show on BBC Radio Sheffeild talking about the Castlegate Hoardings Commission (1hr 51mins).

We're celebrating their completion by hosting a public event on Saturday 9th July 2016 from 12 - 2pm next to the Hoardings on the corner of Waingate & Exchange Street.

Come along and judge for yourself! It's full of interesting facts, fiction and people’s everyday tales of Castlegate. Artist Cora Glasser and a local historian will be delivering a walking tour of the artwork at 1pm. Please join us and collect a specially commissioned Castlegate fridge magnet!