Sheffield sextet are toast of Thailand

Excited: Lesley Guy
Excited: Lesley Guy
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THEIR work is hugely different but six Sheffield artists are to be Thai-ed together – when their pictures, paintings, sculptures and soundscapes are exhibited in Bangkok.

The sextet will be displayed in Thailand’s capital as part of an international show at the city’s Art and Culture Centre.

They were picked by Steel City-based curator, Steve Dutton, who is jointly organising the exhibition while staying out there. It well also feature 15 other European, Asian and American artists.

“How does it feel?” says Lesley Guy, of Heeley, one of those picked to appear. “Exciting. It’s a whole different art scene out there so it’s a really great opportunity.”

Others being exhibited include Neil Webb, Michael Day, Maud Haya-Baviera and Steve Hawley, all based at Bloc Projects studios, in Eyre Lane, city centre.

Their work is spread across various mediums from papier-mache sculptures to a sound piece played over the venue’s PA.

“There are some great artists showing with real international pedigree so it’s a big deal,” says Michael Day, of Meersbrook. “I’ve shown in America and Europe before but this is a bit more unusual. You don’t know who’ll be going along and seeing your work.”

For readers wishing to pop over, the show runs to May 5.