Print this page

Welcome to RUSKIN in SHEFFIELD 2017

Please check back soon to read about plans for 2017.
Click here for more details.

The Ruskin in Sheffield 2017 programme of events will focus on drawing, which Ruskin believed helped people to see the world clearly, and care for it.

The programme will be announced in May.

Ways to get involved will be announced on the Opportunities page of this website.

This year, we plan to focus events and activities in and around three communities in Sheffield: Walkley, Meersbrook and on the Manor, as well as the city centre.  We'll be running a Big Draw event in each location, inspiring people to draw their local nature, architecture and people, to bring to life the bigger picture of their community.  Community Centres, libraries, shops, parks, historic buildings, woodland and other green spaces, will all be drawn to life.

We are delighted to be collaborating with the world's largest drawing festival, Big Draw, as well as the John Ruskin Prize this year, both of which are supported by the Guild of St George.

In 2019, there will be national and international celebrations to mark the bicentenary of Ruskin's birth.    In the lead up to the bicentenary, Ruskin in Sheffield will continue to create events for all ages across a wide range of communities to revitalise the Ruskin Collection as a source of beauty, inspiration and ideas to help make lives better for people in Sheffield today.