Workshop: Crochet a wire vessel

22nd September 2019
11.00 – 4.30

Connect with items in the museum and share stories while learning to crochet with wire with sculptors Clee Claire Lee and Gillian Brent.

Participants will be shown how to crochet with wire, and will have the opportunity to make a sculptural vessel to take away to place in their homes, hang in their gardens or use as a container, maybe for a treasured object.

Participants will have free entry to the Museum and time to find about something they particularly connect with in the displays or artworks. While crocheting our sculptures, we will also weave a narrative together about the stories and objects people have chosen.

The workshop Please meet at reception at 11 am.
There is a cafe on site but feel free to bring your own refreshments.

The wire can be slightly dirty, so please wear appropriate clothing. All materials and tools are provided.

Book through Eventbrite here

August 2019 – Workshops now booking

Material Voice artists are offering two hands-on making workshops during their exhibition ‘What is the Matter? Materials, Commodities, Narratives’ at Kelham Island Museum.

Please go to the Events page to find out more and for booking details.

Opening Event

12 September 2019

5.00 – 7.30

Free and open all, including entry to Museum

Kelham Island Museum
Alma Street
S3 8RY

What is the Matter?

Materials, Commodities, Narratives

Sculptural works by women artists from the Material Voice collective amongst the displays at Kelham Island Museum

12 – 29 September 2019

Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY

Museum open Monday – Thursday 10 – 4, Sunday 11– 4.45

There is an admission charge to the museum.


June 2019 – ACE funding awarded

Material Voice are delighted to have been awarded funding by Arts Council England for their first major project as a collective.

The artists are working in partnership with Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield and will be making interventions for the Museum’s collections displays which will be exhibited 12th – 29th September 2019.

The artists will also be offering workshops and other events at the Museum.

More information to follow soon.

May 2019 – Peer mentoring

Material Voice were awarded funding by Making Ways to establish themselves as a peer mentoring group that through a programme of structured meetings will develop their arts practice and bring the work of themselves and other women artists in Sheffield to prominence. 

The Material Voice collective held two day meetings. The first day the artists came together to discuss and critique each other’s work and to explore the connections they shared. The second day the artists invited Abi Spinks, a freelance curator from Nottingham, to talk with them about their practices and to give her expertise about how to exhibit together.

Mentoring session held at Bloc Projects, Sheffield.

Making Ways is an ambitious three-year project to demonstrate, celebrate and develop exceptional contemporary visual art produced in Sheffield. It is funded by Arts Council England, Sheffield City Council, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.