This event profiles Sculpture Park Hill as part of S1 Artspace’s second phase at the Park Hill estate and provides an opportunity to view our new temporary premises part way through their renovation. The former garage block that sits in the heart of the Park Hill estate – Europe’s largest listed structure – is currently being transformed to become S1’s new public gallery and artist studios, which will officially open in late 2017.
Presenting artist Keith Wilson’s Park Hill Plinths as the initial and only permanent work in a finally established landscape, this event marks the beginning of a future public programme at Sculpture Park Hill. Commissioned by Urban Splash, Park Hill Plinths are positioned across a 3.5 acre site designed in collaboration between Keith Wilson and landscape architect Tim Osborne to create a new footprint for sculpture in Sheffield. S1 Artspace will begin programming the site from late 2018.
An informal exhibition of Wilson’s studio works, alongside archival film and photographs showing the changing nature of the interior landscape at Park Hill will be presented across S1’s new premises. Looking at the site’s historical transformation, we hope to start a conversation about the future of the sculpture park and our further ambitions at Park Hill.