About Gallery Town
An open air art gallery has been created to help regenerate Rotherham town centre and increase the number of visitors.
Over 60 pieces of artwork by local, national and world renowned artists have been reproduced in large format – the largest 4m x 8m - and displayed on the side of buildings in over 35 locations throughout the town centre. Local company Rainforest Graphics, which has reproduced the pieces, installed the first pieces recently.
The idea came about due to a group of local business people working alongside the local strategic partnership and town centre team looking at ways to regenerate and encourage more shoppers and visitors into Rotherham, in order to drive the local economy.
Work by local artists including Chris Bird, Zahir Rafiq, Leslie R Black, Sara Platt, Nigel Senior, Bernadine Stocks and Daniel Barnett is featured alongside pieces by Monet, Da Vinci, Cezanne, Henry Moore, Van Gogh and Rousseau, to name but a few.
If you are a talented local artist and would like to get involved in the Gallery Town project, please get in touch via the contact page
Artwork has also been selected from seven local schools that took part in an art-based project earlier this year, with some of the best pieces selected, including a huge image of a fish and a cross-eyed tiger.
The organisers, schools and colleges and local artists are very excited about this project, which is already partnered with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Welcome to Yorkshire, the Hepworth Gallery and the National Gallery.
Official tour guides to the artwork in the town centre are available to download.
An online map has also been created showing the location of the art. You can see it here.