Sheffield Shop Showcase
The shop window on Cambridge Street, Sheffield.
Ten students from the Photography and Art and Design
Level 3 programmes at Doncaster College have been exhibiting their
work at a shop in Sheffield, as part of the Sheffield Showcase
Joseph Dyer, Fine Art Lecturer, along with Photography Course
Leader, Evan Wood, and Art Lecturer, David Halewood, put the
exhibition together and selected the work from first and second
years and recent graduates.
Joseph said|, "The exhibition was set up to show the quality of
what we do on the two courses and hopefully broaden our catchment
"The window is one of several in Sheffield city centre that is
being used to showcase creative talent and business since shops
closed due to the recession. We approached a company called The
Source and they allocated us the window space."
The Sheffield Showcase is a project run by The Source in
conjunction with Sheffield City Council. The project creates an
outdoor gallery in the city centre, creating a better environment
for customers visiting businesses still operating in the area, as
well as providing opportunities for local businesses and creative
individuals to contribute to the improvement of the city by
showcasing their wares within the window spaces
Sheffield Councillor, Ian Auckland, Cabinet Member for Business,
Transport and Skills said, "The project has already seen hundreds
of artists, retailers and exhibitors showcase their wares and has
definitely brightened up the city centre rather than simply having
boarded up windows."