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Visitor with Grayson Perry's Comfort Blanket, 2014. © Grayson Perry Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro. Photo © Andy Brown,

Graves Gallery

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Discover great art in the heart of the city at the Graves Gallery

Just across from the Millennium Gallery, you’ll find the Art Deco home of the city’s dazzling visual art collection.


Our current collection displays introduce approaches to colour and form, identity, portraiture and the human figure, and alternative perspectives on our recognised histories. Across the galleries themes are explored through paintings, sculpture, photography, video, installation and works on paper from the city’s collection, complemented by a number of key loans.  

You’ll see work by artists including, John Hoyland, Tess Jaray, Claudette Johnson, Grayson Perry, Keith Piper, Bridget Riley, Lesley Sanderson, Marc Quinn and many more, alongside a vibrant programme of regularly changing exhibitions.

In 2021, the Graves Gallery began a five-year programme of redisplay generously supported by the Ampersand Foundation. Each year, 40% of the displays are rehung, allowing visitors to enjoy even more of the city’s collection.  


Free Entry | Please Donate

Opening Times

Open Tue–Sat 11am–4pm

Closed Sun–Mon and Bank Holidays

***The library lift to the Graves Gallery is currently available in limited capacity due to technical issues. Step free access is available through the Arundel Gate entrance***

Graves Gallery

(Above the Central Library)

Surrey Street


S1 1XZ



LAND: Photographs by Matthew Conduit

2 Jan 2023 – 15 Jun 2024  |  Graves Gallery

Discover the post-industrial landscapes that have held a lifelong fascination for Sheffield-based artist Matthew Conduit

Free Exhibition  |  Please Donate


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A natural scene focusing on a dense, tall hedgerow. Photographed in high definition at close range so that the twigs and branches form a pattern.
A person behind a table wearing blue gloves making an overlapping hand gesture in an L shape. On the table is a small version of a monument, with four columns surrounding a large central square tiered column topped with a sphere.

We are the Monument

Sat 27 January – Sat 21 December 2024 |  Graves Gallery

Curated by Yuen Fong Ling, this exhibition presents new work from the artist alongside highlights from Sheffield's collection to explore the ways in which the plinth can be seen as a social, political and cultural symbol.

Free Exhibition  | Please Donate


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  • © Andy Brown
  • Contemporary and historical portraits on display in a gallery. © Andy Brown
  • Visitor with Grayson Perry, Comfort Blanket 2014 © The Artist And Victoria Miro, London. Photo © Andy Brown
  • A museum shop display of art books and stationery items © Andy Brown
  • © Andy Brown
A primary school aged child looking at an owl, which is facing away from the camera.

See more next door at the Millennium Gallery

Just over the road at the Millennium Gallery you'll find even more exhibitions and displays, great shopping and our café, Ambulo.  

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