Project overview

Wessex Archaeology and Sheffield Visual Arts Group would like to work with volunteers to create an up-to-date resource showcasing Sheffield’s public artworks.

Volunteers will be asked to record public art in their local area by filling in a survey. These submissions will be used to create a map of Sheffield public artwork.

The survey will include questions that capture data on how the artworks are perceived and valued among local people and will document the condition of the works and provide a factual overview.

Training and support

Volunteers will be offered training and support by WA and SVAG. This will begin with a volunteer induction that will include introductions to heritage recording and photography, how to fill in the survey form, reasons for volunteering and identifying future training areas.

A training programme will run alongside the public artwork recording. Training areas will be identified by volunteers in the inductions and throughout the project. Training between volunteers will be encouraged.

Project timeline

 

Project inductions

  • Tuesday 17 May, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 17 May, 5-7pm
  • Saturday 21 May, 10.30am-12.30pm

Volunteers record artworks and training programme

  • June, July & August

Public art map goes live & project celebration event

  • Wednesday 21 September

Project specific requirements

  • The ability to access artworks in Sheffield.
  • To be available to attend one of the project inductions (17 May 10.30am-12.30pm, 17 May 5-7pm or 21 May 10.30am-12.30pm).
  • To be aged 18 years or over.

If interested, please complete a volunteer application form and send it to engagement@wessexarch.co.uk by Monday 9th May 2022, 10am.

For more information, please contact Natasha Bramall, Community Engagement Coordinator (n.bramall@wessexarch.co.uk).

Team

Natasha Bramall

Community Engagement Coordinator

Natasha Bramall


Ian Atkins

Illustrator & Videographer

Ian Atkins


Isobel Curwen

Heritage Consultant

Isobel Curwen


Polly Bowerman

Communications & Marketing Assistant

Polly Bowerman