Video: Crowds flock to Sheffield’s Art in the Gardens

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Art lovers from across the country flocked to Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens to see thousands of paintings, sculptures and photographs at an annual show.

About 10,000 works from more than 300 artists were on display at Art in the Gardens.

lessons in watercolours were done on Sunday

lessons in watercolours were done on Sunday

Downpours put many off visiting on the opening day, but warmer weather saw thousands of people flock to the event yesterday.

They wandered around the marquees, the glasshouses and the many stalls dotted around the park to see a wide variety of work.

There were also craftspeople from far and wide showing off their wares.

Fine art and photography jostled for space with woodturning, printing and knitted goods – as well as a competition to paint a likeness of this year’s celebrity, Pulp drummer Nick Banks.

Pulp drummer Nick Banks with the best protrait of himself

Pulp drummer Nick Banks with the best protrait of himself

Ian Turner, curator at the Botanical Gardens, said: “It’s a family event so we get all ages here and they come from all over the country.

“It’s really attractive and helps to draw people to Sheffield and helps to draw them to the gardens.”

Event organiser Howard Simpson, from Sheffield Council, added: “It’s the whole spectrum of things.

“As well as the painters and photographers, there are sculptors, jewellery makers and wood turners.

The greenhouses became galleries

The greenhouses became galleries

“A positive aspect is that so many artists are happy to give up time to demonstrate and help enthuse people.”