Throughout 2018 and 2019, Ruskin in Sheffield will work with adults, children and young people to celebrate and enhance the Ruskinian wealth of three vital local community assets in Sheffield:  Park Centre Community Garden, Meersbrook Hall and  Walkley Carnegie Library.  Participants will use the Ruskin Collection at the Millennium Gallery as a source of learning and inspiration, and collaborate with the curator of the Collection to create temporary displays for the Ruskin Gallery in 2019.


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Park Centre Community Garden

Meersbrook Hall

Walkley Carnegie Library

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Ruskin at Park Centre Community Garden


Guild Companion and sculptor, Jason Turpin-Thomson, is working with Manor & Castle Development Trust and local residents to create artworks for their community garden next to Park Centre.


Tuesday 19th June 12.30 - 2pm Celebration of Artworks 

Coates St, S2 5QP (off Duke St)  

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Funded by the Guild of St George

The Ruskin Museum at Meersbrook Hall


Guild Companions, local residents, local primary schools, and architecture students from the University of Sheffield will research and share their learning about this this rich heritage, to help develop the Hall's future as a thriving community hub with workspaces, a cafe and rooms to hire.  In collaboration with Heeley Trust and Friends of Meersbrook Hall.  Find out how to get involved on our OPPORTUNITIES page.


Sat 20th to Friday 26th October

Ruskin Museum Makeover at Meersbrook Hall

Meersbrook Park, Brook Road, S8 9FH

A week of free public events and activities - including projections onto the facade of this Grade II listed building - to creatively celebrate the heritage of the Ruskin Museum at Meersbrook Hall (1890 - 1953).  Full Makeover Week details to be announced in the summer.

Walkley Carnegie Library: Seeing Beauty, Inspiring Minds


Local teenagers will collaborate with professional artists to create comic books, street murals and outdoor sculptures that express what they find beautiful and inspiring in their lives.  Inspired by Ruskin Collection themes of art, nature, architecture, craftsmanship and social justice - and the heritage of St George's Museum, Ruskin's Victorian museum in Walkley - participants will create artworks for display across their neighbourhood and in the Ruskin Gallery.  Find out how to take part on our OPPORTUNITIES page.

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Launch event

Saturday 6th October 2 - 4pm

Bloke's Progress:  An introduction to the ideas of John Ruskin

Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road, Sheffield, S6 3TD

A free public event to celebrate the new comic book written by Guild Companion Kevin Jackson and illustrator Hunt Emerson, based on the ideas of John Ruskin.  Bloke's Progress combines their earlier publication, How to be Rich, and How to See, and includes the new How to Work.  The writer and illustrator will be interviewed by Bambos Geourgiou, run a comic drawing workshop and sign books!  

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