And talking of Sheffield artists going down a storm with city folk, Matt Cockayne – featured in today’s main Diary piece – isn’t the only success story, it seems.
The current Printing Sheffield exhibition running at Millennium Gallery and featuring the work of 30 city artists has been a stunning triumph, says curator Alison Morton.
Half of all work on exhibition has already been sold.
“Tough economic times or not, I think people just appreciate things that are made in their own city,” says Alison. “It’s very reassuring somehow.”
The exhibition runs to June 15. All sold works remain on display until the end.
Fanzine fest comes to city
And art of a slightly different variety will be on show this weekend when the second annual Sheffield Zine Fest takes place at Electric Works, city centre.
Hundreds of the handmade magazines – beloved by everyone from football fans to punks in a pre-internet age – will be on sale at the extravaganza.
Subject matter, if it’s anything like last year, will include everything from feminism to Sherlock Holmes, making ice cream to fixing a bike puncture.
“Zines are fun to print and put together,” says organiser Chella Quint.
“They’re like a cross between scrapbooking and having a pen pal. It’s basically the best pastime there is if you like to read, write and draw.”
Fest runs 11am-6pm with an after party at The Rutland Arms in Brown Street. Entry free.