Graffiti artist back for solo show

Rowena Hamiltion at the Kid Acne exhibtion being held at the Millennium Gallery
Rowena Hamiltion at the Kid Acne exhibtion being held at the Millennium Gallery
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SHEFFIELD’S most famous graffiti artist has returned to the city where he made his name for an exhibition of his creations featuring everything from pencil sketches and giant murals to vinyl sculptures of ghosts.

Kid Acne is putting on the free show at the Millennium Galleries on Arundel Gate, and is also taking part in a class and talk giving an insight into how he produces his artworks.

His signature designs have been used on Prada T-shirts, skateboards and bar interiors, and he has also branched out into music with his own series of hip-hop albums.

The exhibition, Kid Acne’s first solo show in Sheffield, is called Kill Your Darlings - a phrase used by writers to describe the process of cutting cherished characters or scenes which don’t serve their overall story.

Kid Acne, who grew up in Leicestershire, studied fine art at Sheffield Hallam University’s Psalter Lane campus, graduating in 2000. His artwork has been shown in galleries around the world, from New York to London’s Brick Lane.

Kill Your Darlings runs until October 23, and is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.

The artist will be speaking about his work, and how the show was created, at a lunchtime talk on Thursday, August 18, from 1pm to 1.45pm. He’s also leading a print-making workshop on Sunday, August 28, from 11.30am to 4.30pm.

Tickets for the workshop cost £25 or £22.50 concessions. To book a place email learning@museums-sheffield.org.uk or call 0114 278 2655.