City taste of artistic talent

Artists from the Walkley Edge group at their new exhibition in the Blue Moon Cafe in Sheffield city centre. Paul Schatzberger is on the left
Artists from the Walkley Edge group at their new exhibition in the Blue Moon Cafe in Sheffield city centre. Paul Schatzberger is on the left
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Artists, photographers and sculptors from one tiny pocket of a Sheffield suburb have branched out into the city centre, with a new group exhibition.

Paintings, photography, ceramics, design and architecture, glass, print-making, sculpture and textiles, all created by members of the Walkley Edge group, have gone on show at the Blue Moon vegetarian cafe on St James Row near Sheffield Cathedral.

The group – whose members all live on or around Carr Road in Walkley, leading to the street being described as ‘arguably the artiest in Sheffield’ – was formed in 2007 following the annual community Walkley Festival.

Now the artists, some of whom are at an early stage in their careers, others well established and making a living from their art, all regularly participate in the yearly Open Up Sheffield initiative, whereby artists throw open the doors to their studios to show the visiting public how they work.

The artists taking part in the ‘Walkley Edge @ Blue Moon’ cafe show, which runs until Tuesday, September 30, include fine art photographer Paul Schatzberger, painter Cath Dunn and digital media photographer Rachel Durance.

Fellow artist Jacqui Hilson, who works in a painterly fashion by building up layers of silk and organza to create textile works, sculptor Claire Lee, and painter Sue Nichol, complete the exhibition line-up.

All the works on display on the cafe’s walls and shelves are available to purchase.

The next major event in the Walkley Edge group’s calendar will be exhibiting at Art in the Gardens in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7.