S1 Artspace is an arts organisation based in Sheffield that actively supports the production and presentation of new work and ideas. We provide an annual public exhibitions and events programme, alongside our studios for artists and creative businesses based in Sheffield.

Established in 1995 by artists living and working in Sheffield, we’ve grown from a modest, voluntary-run studio complex above a nightclub, to an organisation where work of an international standard is produced, commissioned and exhibited.

We provide studios for artists with a need for subsidised studio space at varying stages in their career, from recent graduates to established artists working internationally. Since 1995, we’ve supported over 250 artists through our studios including Sheffield Hallam University’s PhD Research Studio and MFA & BA Fine Art Project Space. Artists based at S1 have been selected for the Venice Biennale, New Contemporaries, British Art Show, Yorkshire Sculpture International and regularly exhibit their work worldwide.

Through the exhibitions programme, we have commissioned over 85 new works and presented work by over 650 artists, including six Turner Prize winners and a further seven nominees. Our programme has included major solo exhibitions of new commissioned work by Ilona Sagar, Assemble, Eva Berendes, Nicolas Deshayes, Michael Fullerton, Jennifer West and Haegue Yang; and group exhibitions presenting work by artists including Michael Dean, Ryan Mosley, Cally Spooner, Hito Steyerl, Jessica Warboys and Nicole Wermers.

We regularly work in collaboration with other organisations and individuals to realise our work. This has included partnerships and collaborations with RIBA, The Henry Moore Institute, University of Sheffield, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Sheffield Hallam University, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Site Gallery, DocFest, Wysing Arts Centre, Studio Voltaire, Spike Island, Eastside Projects and Museums Sheffield.

We have a long-term ambition to expand our work in Sheffield and are currently working on plans to make this a reality. In October 2023, we vacated our temporary premises at Park Hill, which served as our home for the previous eight years. You can read more about this here. Following several years of planning and development to establish a permanent home for S1, we have been working closely with Sheffield City Council to relocate S1 Artspace to the city centre as part of our joint ‘Gateway to Sheffield Levelling Up Fund project’. This regeneration project will transform the Castlegate area through several interventions including, the development of new cultural venues, a new public green and event space, the deculverting of the river sheaf, and opportunities to explore the area’s rich heritage.

During this period of transition, we will not be providing artist studio space or a public programme. You can, however, continue to purchase editions and artworks through our website and can contact us in the following ways:

By post: c/o S1 Artspace, 37 Gilbert, South Street, Park Hill, Sheffield, S2 5QY
By email: info@s1artspace.org

We remain committed to our mission of supporting artists and introducing new work to audiences and look forward to sharing updates on our progress and plans as they unfold. To keep updated with developments, please join our e-mailing list or visit our website regularly for the latest news.