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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 Avinash Chandra, Tess Jaray, Jacqueline Morreau, Isaac Julien, Grayson Perry, Keith Piper, Bridget Riley and Mark Wallinger 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

(Weds 1–5pm)

Closed Sun–Mon and Bank Holidays

***The library lift to the Graves Gallery is currently out of action. Step free access is available through the Arundel Gate entrance to the library***

***Please be aware, the Graves Gallery now closes at 5pm on Wednesdays***

The Identity gallery will close for some changes to the displays on Sat 9 Mar and reopen on Tue 2 Apr

Graves Gallery

(Above the Central Library)

Surrey Street

Sheffield

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.
An adult woman with blue eyes and light auburn hair tied back and wearing a white blouse depicted against a light background.

Portraiture and the Human Figure

Continuing Display  |  Graves Gallery

Explore artists’ enduring fascination with depicting people

Free Exhibition  | Please Donate

 

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All Exhibitions & Displays

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Events at the Graves Gallery

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Dig deeper with the Bloomberg Connect digital guide

Download Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app and get closer to the collection  

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Plan your visit

Find out everything you need to plan your visit, from getting here to onsite facilities

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  • © Andy Brown
  • © 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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