Cornucopia – selected mixed group exhibition

by Cupola Gallery | Sheffield
Date of event: 18/11/23 - 06/01/24

The wonderful and fantastic, feasts for the eyes, nourishment for the soul, a joyous celebration of the human spirit of generosity will all be on display this Christmas at Cupola Gallery as part of Cornucopia.

In these challenging times we feel it is more important than ever to celebrate and share the joy and beauty of creativity. Over 60 artists drawn from around the country and abroad, as well as from locally based talent, come together to showcase their art and fine craft.

Cornucopia – selected mixed group exhibition across media.
18 November – 6th January 2024
Evening Opening: Friday 17 November 7:30-9:30pm -Mulled wine & mince pies will be served.
Christmas Opening times: Monday – Saturday 10-6pm, Sundays 12-4 up to December 17
Christmas Eve: 10-2pm
Cupola Gallery, 178-178a Middlewood Road, Sheffield S6 1TD 0114 285 2665

‘Cornucopia’ also known as the horn of plenty arrives to spread its bounty at Cupola Gallery.  In classical antiquity, the cornucopia, also called the horn of plenty, was a symbol of abundance and nourishment. Taking this as our starting point Cupola aims to celebrate the breadth of creativity seen in the arts. We have selected submissions of the wonderful and fantastic, feasts for the eyes, nourishment for the soul, a joyous celebration of the human spirit of generosity.

We are not only showcasing work that responds to the theme but also work that is affordable and accessible.  It is very important that the feel of the show is not only opulent but is open to all and will have something everyone can take home from our bounty.

We have selected a broad selection of work across media from the vibrant and energetic to the deeply meditative and minimal, including figurative and abstract works; painting, sculpture, printmaking, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, photography, digital print and hand made gift items. Textile works are well represented including a contemporary ‘Persian rug’ i.e. a rug made by an Iranian artist, hand embroidered ‘paintings’, a large wall hanging, contemporary woven mixed media panels, textile sculpture ‘books’, stitched and collaged mixed media assemblages and stunning silk scarves. The exhibition is shared across all four gallery spaces plus our sculpture garden which means a complete rehang of the entire premises energising and reimagining each space.

We encourage visitors to look and enjoy the wealth of diverse creative talents on show and children are always welcome.

“We are always excited by the diverse nature of submissions from artists and it is a joy to be able to share everything from small ceramic Goddesses, to large abstract paintings, through to exquisitely constructed bird sculptures, quirky brooches, striking glass, decorative and functional ceramics for interiors and exteriors, stunning silver jewellery, hand made Christmas decorations and unframed and framed paintings and original prints of every conceivable style and content. We are humbled to be able to represent and support so many artists and makers. Work has even arrived for the exhibition from as far away as Australia this year. We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery.”  Karen Sherwood, Director.