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Welcome to Ruskin's Guild of St George


In 2018, the focus of the Ruskin in Sheffield programme is projects designed to enhance the Ruskinian wealth of three local community assets in Manor Castle, Meersbrook and Walkley, and build new audiences for the Ruskin Collection during 2019. Each community project will include access to the Collection Stores, and will be followed by a temporary display in the Ruskin Gallery, co-curated by participants.

Public programme

Tuesday 19th June 12.30 - 2pm
Ruskin at Park Centre Community Garden celebration event
Coates St, Sheffield (off Duke Street, S2 5QP)

Join us for a celebration of new artworks created in this small community garden near the city centre. Companion Jason Thomson, a sculptor, is working with Manor & Castle Development Trust and local residents to develop skills and create artworks for a community garden next to Park Centre, which houses a library, wellbeing courses, a youth club and food bank. 
Reserve a place via
Funded by the Guild of St George.

Saturday 6th October 2 - 4pm 
Bloke’s Progress - book event
Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road, Sheffield, S6 3TD

A free public event to celebrate the new comic book written by Companion Kevin Jackson and drawn by Hunt Emerson, based on the ideas of John Ruskin.  Bloke’s Progress combines their earlier publications, How to Be Rich and How to See, and includes the new How to Work.  Kevin and Hunt will be interviewed by Companion Bambos Georgiou, run a comic drawing workshop, and sign books!  Reserve a place via  This event will also form the launch of our new community project with Walkley Library to create comic books, street murals and outdoor sculptures with local teenagers.  More details to be announced in the summer.  
Funded by Arts Council England and the Guild of St George.

20th to 26th October
Ruskin Museum Makeover at Meersbrook Hall
Meersbrook Park, Brook Road, Sheffield, S8 9FH

A week of free public events and activities - including projections onto the facade of the Hall -  to creatively celebrate the heritage of the Ruskin Museum at Meersbrook Hall (1890 - 1953).  Companions, local residents, local primary schools and University of Sheffield Architecture Masters students will research and share their learning about this rich heritage to help develop the Hall’s future as a thriving community hub with workspaces, a cafe, and rooms to hire.  Full Makeover week details to be announced in the summer.   This project is a collaboration with Heeley Trust and Friends of Meersbrook Hall.  
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Guild of St George.

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