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The Rivelin Valley Artists: Part of Ruskin’s Legacy in Sheffield

Date Tuesday 11th June 2019
Time 19:00 until 20:30
Meet At Central Library, Carpenter Room
Surrey Street, Sheffield
S1 1XZ
Organised By Sheffield Libraries
Description It was the view of the then industrial Rivelin Valley that inspired John Ruskin to establish his first local museum in Walkley in 1875. He believed that honest and hard-working men deserved access to art and nature. Half a century later with Rivelin’s water mills now tumbling down, a group of Sheffield men began painting there. After the First World War this offered ideal therapy; the surroundings inspiring their personal creativity and their paintings capturing Rivelin’s beauty perfectly. In this talk, Chris Baines makes the link from Ruskin’s 19th century vision through to the present day, and illustrates his talk with the work of his grandfather Ben Baines and other Rivelin Valley Artists. 2019 marks the bicentenary of Ruskin's birth and this is part of a season of talks, events and activities at Sheffield Central Library celebrating the ideas and legacies of John Ruskin Events are all free but must be booked in advance via unless otherwise stated.
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Type of Event Talk
Primary Focus General Interest
Wheelchair/Pushchair Accessible No
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