With the whole of Sheffield as a canvas it’s no wonder our street art scene is flourishing. Walk with us around the city, and while you do, keep an eye out for colourful humorous pieces that celebrate our local character. Here are just a few of the city’s well-known artists, and hints about where you can seek out their work:

Jo Peel

Jo Peel paints, draws and animates everyday scenes that explore the metamorphosis of the urban environment. Jo recently completed pieces on The Howard pub opposite Sheffield station and at Porter Brook pocket park on Sidney Street. Her work also decorates the Henderson’s Relish factory, an iconic Sheffield brand. Admire Jo’s work while sipping artisan coffee inside the The Depot Bakery, Kelham Island.

Pete McKee

With a background as a cartoonist, Pete McKee’s style is unique and instantly recognisable. Sheffield born and bred, Pete’s work explores various themes including working class humour and culture, depicting holidays, relationships, and family. Pete McKee’s gallery A Month of Sundays is free to visit, and can be found nestled amongst independent shops and cafes on Sharrow Vale Road, Nether Edge.

Fem Sorcell

Fem Sorcell aims to draw you into an ethereal and surreal world filled with feminine characters and creatures, neon pink swirls and splatters. Find her work hidden around the old industrial areas of Sheffield, or enjoy it in the comfort of Graffiti Bar and Kitchen, Kelham which serves freshly prepared Pan Asian Street food.

Phlegm

Phlegm takes over architecture with his murals and changes the entire field of view with his visuals, intertwining surreal and highly imaginative work with existing deteriorating structures. Industrial buildings often form the backdrop for his murals, and you can find them decorating gable ends on Snuff Mill Lane off Ecclesall Road, on House Skate Park, or spot his watery creatures from the terrace of the Riverside pub.

Florence Blanchard

Florence Blanchard curated the Feature Walls street art project and jointly curates Sheffield’s B&B Gallery. Her work is directly inspired by her past experience working as a scientist, depicting abstract molecular landscapes that question our idea of visual perception. Find her mural wrapping Access Space then visit B&B Gallery, both are on Sidney Street in the city centre.

Rob Lee

Rob Lee’s work explores the strained relationship between nature and technology, using pattern, repetition and abstraction to explore the concepts of perceived reality and illusion. Check out Now Then, at the top of Howard Street, a large scale optical illusion that works best when standing on the viewpoint stenciled on the floor. Rob’s murals also adorn Gin Bar and Forge Bakehouse on Abbeydale Road.

Navigate your way around the city centre by following this Sheffield Street Art Trail that takes you around 10 murals, plus one on Ecclesall Road. Or, pack two adventures into one by discovering our street art and our local craft ales with this Street Art pub crawl.

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