Recycling a building...
16-20 Sidney Street, July 2008 onwards
Since July 2008, this
former industrial building at 16-20 Sidney Street, Sheffield has been our new home. One of the few remaining 19th century
cutlery works in the city, the building consists of a complex of rooms & offices around a central courtyard, typical of
a traditional works. Based close to the city centre, in the heart of the CIQ (cultural industry quarter) and near the Persistence
Works, Showroom Cinema, Workstation & Site Gallery, the buildings previously housed an engraving works, pen-knife manufacturers,
recording studios & a building-site office before we took over and have quickly become our ‘home’.
The numerous large rooms in the buildings have given us the opportunity to accommodate and develop our screenprinting studios,
including T-shirt printing facilities, and we were immediately able to continue with our studio and framing works following
the move from our former premises.
Now, following our extensive renovation works during the last 12 months, the
building and courtyard have been transformed and we are now open to general visitors. Our two gallery rooms are almost ready
to host our first exhibitions in the late summer (’09), and the warren of rooms and corridors houses a selection of
our collection of digital & screen prints and original artwork, which are available to purchase.