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Pictured at the Sheffield Hallam's Annual Creative Sparks Exhibition. Artist Michael.
Pictured at the Sheffield Hallam's Annual Creative Sparks Exhibition. Artist Michael.
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IT is almost certainly the smallest nightclub in Sheffield - and, strictly speaking, it’s probably the worst equipped too.

No bar staff, no bar, no drinks even.

Just a tiny pre-fab room, a lot of strobe lighting, and some empty (tsk!) glasses.

Doesn’t sound much fun? It doesn’t matter - because this is art, darling.

The mini gay venue was created by Sheffield Hallam fine art student Michael Mitchell for his final exhibition show. Now it has proven such a hit he is hoping to display the piece at city centre gallery Bank Street Arts.

“The feedback was great,” says the 21-year-old of Broad Street, city centre. “It’s just a piece that reflects modern culture and what people do in their leisure time but I think people like being able to walk into a piece of art, it’s interactive. I’m speaking to Bank Street now about getting it installed there.”

The youngster is one of what the university is calling a “golden generation” of art students - a year group of profound artistic ability.

“Normally,” says course leader Penny McCarthy, “we get an average of three students out of 100 achieving first class degrees because the standards are so rigorous, but this year we’ve had 13 which is incredible.

“They have put Sheffield Hallam on the map as a place which will attracts talent.”