Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together | Alex Chinneck

2. Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together 2017 | Alex Chinneck | Sheffield Road, Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1030446E

 

4. Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together 2017 | Alex Chinneck | Sheffield Road, Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1030422E

 

1. Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together 2017 | Alex Chinneck | Sheffield Road, Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1030464E

 

3. Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together 2017 | Alex Chinneck | Sheffield Road, Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1030423E

 

5. Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together 2017 | Alex Chinneck | Sheffield Road, Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1030404E

 

This work by sculptor Alex Chinneck was installed for one week in Tinsley on Sheffield Road as a taster for his proposals of more permanent work alongside the Sheffield Canal.  Local residents and school children were invited to see the sculpture and to meet the artist.

More images of this sculpture in monochrome over on Postcard Cafe HERE

See more wonderful work from Alex on his website HERE

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Amberlea McNaught | Ceramic Artist

Amberlea McNaught | Ceramic Artist | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020831 B&W

The hands and wonderful work of Sheffield based ceramic artist Amberlea McNaught 

For anyone wishing to see Amberlea’s work close up, Amberlea will be at the Sheffield Ceramics Festival on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September 2017.  Take a look at her website for other upcoming exhibitions and shows around the UK

Click HERE to visit Amberlea’s website

Rare & Racy | Buried Treasure

1. Rare & Racy | Phlegm Skull and Crossbones |  Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020928

 

2. Rare & Racy | Phlegm Skull and Crossbones |  Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020927

Last week on what may well be his last visit to Rare & Racy Phlegm erased his previous painting on the shop front and replaced it with a skull and crossbones. Yesterday, sadly after 48 years of trading Rare & Racy closed it’s doors for the last time

The erased artwork can be seen HERE and on the previous blog post on this site HERE

 

 

Singing The Blues | Rare & Racy

Singing The Blues | Rare & Racy Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1070578E

1969 – 2017

Today is the day when after 48 years of trading Rare & Racy will finally close it’s doors for good.  If you read this early today then do drop by to wish them well.  The reasons for closure are well documented and for many it is a very sad day.  Rare & Racy has been one of the rare and precious jewels in Sheffield’s cultural crown.  A place for books, music and and artworks by local artists it is a place held dear by many and will be greatly missed.

Follow the links below to Postcard Cafe see more photographs inside Rare & Racy

Inside Rare & Racy Vol I  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol II  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol III  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol IV  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol V  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol VI  HERE

Rare & Racy shop front  HERE

The Rare & Racy website is  HERE

More photos of Rare & Racy on Postcard Cafe HERE

One from the Archives | Kid Acne 2012

Cocktail Cigarettes | Kid Acne 2012 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SDSC_0419E

Photograph taken 25 March 2012.

I recently came across this image in my archives.  I always thought it was an interesting image and not sure why it wasn’t published back when it photographed.  The irregular light pattern was created by reflected sunlight from windows opposite the artwork.  Created by Kid Acne in 2012 the building on which this was painted has long since been demolished.

Nuts in May | Park Hill 2017

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While visiting Park Hill I spotted that thousands of hexagonal nuts have been discarded along the length of the new steel fence.  Not someone who likes to see things simply going to waste I thought I’d re-purpose a few and documented the results.

The title for this post has been borrowed from Mike Leigh