Artists Talks by Andy Cropper & Joanna Whittle

Two Sheffield based award winning artists, Joanna Whittle & Andy Cropper, share insights behind their work including; from where they draw inspiration, and possibly, a few secrets behind the actual creation of their paintings. Short informal talks followed by Q & A.

Artists Talks: Joanna Whittle & Andy Cropper

Date: Thursday 20 June, 7:30pm

Venue: Cupola Gallery, 178a Middlewood Road, Sheffield S6 1TD

Cost: FREE – hospitality provided.

BOOKING: Although not necessary we suggest booking a place as there is limited space and seating available. Please book here via Eventbrite: or simply call Cupola on 0114 285 2665. * please note anyone with significant mobility issues may struggle to access the venue due to stairs. We will record the talks and publish the link on our website.

Joanna Whittle studied at Central St Martins and the Royal Collage of Art and moved to Sheffield in 2017. She has already left her mark on the city via a mural commission in Kelham Island for Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust and a curated exhibition at the recently established Sidney & Matlida Gallery. Joanna is the recipient of numerous awards and was selected for the prestigious John Moores painting prize in 2018. We are delighted to be hosting her first solo show in Sheffield at Cupola Gallery in October this year. Joanna will be sharing and explaining some of the inspirations behind her paintings including but not limited to deserts, ancient forts, festivals....

Andy Cropper studied at Sheffield Hallam and lives and works in Sheffield. His current exhibition Uncertain Spaces:Kenopsia is on show at Cupola Gallery until 6 July. This exhibition is Andy's fourth solo show created over the past few years exploring Sheffield's in-between spaces and non-places. The exhibition is composed of 'realist' paintings. Andy will talk about his painting practice and how this current body of work has evolved.

“..we’re forever in the state of going in between, but always looking outside of that. You go into town to go to a shop, and almost everything else in between is so familiar, but also so banal and mundane, that it just gets ignored. This project is me engaging with that, trying to come out with investigations of spaces that we don’t want to look at, and trying to find something within that.” Andy Cropper

“We are delighted to be able to offer visitors a chance to meet two artists happy to share extra insights into their work. No artistic knowledge is necessary and all are welcome to enjoy two informal, friendly talks by two talented Sheffield based artists. Hospitality will be provided.” Karen Sherwood, Director.