An annual programme of events and activities to rediscover the legacy of John Ruskin in Sheffield, produced by the Guild of St George.
Welcome to Ruskin in Sheffield, an annual programme of events and activities to rediscover the legacy of John Ruskin in Sheffield.
We are delighted to announce the details of Ruskin in Sheffield 2016: Make Good Livelihoods, a programme of events and activities celebrating craftsmanship in Sheffield as part of the Year of Making. Events take place in Ecclesall Woods, Walkley, Stannington, Meersbrook and the city centre.
John Ruskin was a renowned thinker, writer, artist and social reformer. He founded the Guild of St George to help make the world a better place to live in.
140 years ago, Ruskin chose Walkley as the location for St George's Museum to house a remarkable collection of paintings, drawings, architectural casts, books and minerals. Its purpose was to educate and inspire the metal-workers of Sheffield, whose skill he declared the best in the world. The Ruskin Collection, owned and supported by the Guild of St George, is now housed at the Millennium Gallery.
In 2015, over 7,000 people attended or took part in the Ruskin in Sheffield programme of walks, talks and events in Walkley, Totley, Rivelin Valley, Stannington and the city centre, thanks to an HLF award and the input of many volunteers, community groups and cultural organisations in Sheffield. Another 15,000 visited a new display at the Ruskin Collection created specially for the Ruskin in Sheffield project (remains on display until May 2016).
Ruskin in Sheffield Steering Group
Guild of St George directors:
Janet Barnes (Chair)
Clive Wilmer (Master of the Guild of St George)
Secretary of the Guild of St George:
Sian Brown, Curatorial Services
Louise Pullen, Curator of the Ruskin Collection
Hannah Brignell, Acting Curator of the Ruskin Collection