Thursday, November 14, 2013

Arts Council grant for Archives

We’re pleased to report that Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library have been awarded a grant of £22,500 by the Arts Council for a year-long project called ‘The City as Bricolage’.  The project will commission three local photographers (Clive Egginton, Andy Brown and Gemma Thorpe) to carry out work with various Sheffield communities – the photographs will be added to the Picture Sheffield website.

The project will also work with pupils from Sheffield schools who will research their local areas through historical sources and contemporary photography.
The photographs created by the project will go on tour throughout the city in 2014.

The project will create a valuable and dynamic addition to the city's archives, helping to ensure that Sheffield’s diversity continues to be represented in the collections.
Examples of the photographers’ work can be seen here:
(Pictured: worker at TSL Turton Ltd, spring makers, Effingham Street, Sheffield by Clive Egginton)