Steel City, City on The Move

Sheffield based artist Jo Peel will be exhibiting at the Millennium Gallery

Wednesday July 1 2015 – Sunday 11 October 2015

Sheffield and its twin city, Pittsburgh, USA, have both been indelibly shaped by the steel-making industry, which once employed huge numbers of local people. In this new exhibition, artist Jo Peel explores the parallels between England’s ‘Steel City’ and its American counterpart through an immersive kaleidoscope of film, mural, paintings, prints and drawings, many of which will be for sale.

Watch Jo’s incredible Things Change video HERE

Visit Jo HERE

Visit The Millennium Gallery HERE

The featured photograph of Jo’s Attercliffe mural was taken by Postcard Cafe in 2014

Click on any thumbnail to view the gallery of full size images

These images were shot in July 2014 from inside the mill pond when it had been drained for maintenance.  I discovered areas of desert like scorched clay and also areas where grasses had quickly taken root.  It was a surprise and rare sight to see hundreds of open Swan Mussel shells glowing in the sunlight.  There are also two stone circles in the mill pond, both lay beneath the normal water level .  Later in 2014 the mill pond was re-filled and everything in these photographs is now again submerged.

Click HERE to find out more about Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet on Wikipedia

Click HERE to visit the official Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust website

Click HERE for more information about Swan Mussels

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