Workshop: Apocalyptic Sheffield with Jim Connolly

Event name: Workshop: Apocalyptic Sheffield with Jim Connolly

Date and time: Sunday 17 July 2011 11:30am – 4:00pm

Venue: Millennium Gallery

Description: Learn graphic illustration skills with illustrator Jim Connolly and create your own apocalyptic vision of Sheffield. Take inspiration from the John Martin exhibition and work in pencil, ink or acrylic paints.

Jim is a freelance illustrator who works in a variety of styles but is best known for his comic-book style illustrations. You’ve probably seen his visions of local gems the Tinsley Towers, Meadowhall and Hendersons Relish around Sheffield. Jim says that his career highlights include creating art prints about his home town of Sheffield, drawing Iron Maiden’s ‘Eddie’ for their ‘Final Frontier’ album game, branding the Celluloid Screams Horror Festival and drawing Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley as a couple of ghouls.

He has also been commissioned to work on online materials, editorial illustrations, album artwork, t-shirt designs, character designs and murals. He graduated from the Manchester Met in 2000 and then spent several years working in E-learning companies in Sheffield before going solo.

You can see examples of his work on his website here

Admission: £25 / £22.50 for concessions

Contact: Please book in advance on 0114 278 2655 or

More info: Museums Sheffield

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About Hannah Flynn

Hannah Flynn is E-Learning Assistant for Tate and Co-Ordinator for the Great British Art Debate online. Her favourite British artist is John Martin.

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