Open Wed–Sat 10am–4pm
Closed Sun–Tue and Bank Holidays

Closed 24 Dec 2021 – 4 Jan 2022

Graves Gallery
Surrey Street
S1 1XZ

(Above the Central Library) 

Join & Support Us | Find out more about how you can get involved

Heads Roll: An Exhibition Curated by Paul Morrison

Walter Sickert, Portrait of a Woman, 1935 © Museums Sheffield
Saturday 11 August 2018 - Saturday 24 November 2018

The depiction of the head or face is one of the most compelling images in our visual language. Heads Roll, curated by artist Paul Morrison, presents a constellation of historical and contemporary perspectives to explore the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity.

Discover work by Frank Auerbach, Glenn Brown, Patrick Caulfield, Michael Craig-Martin, Jessica Diamond, Machiko Edmondson, Jacob Epstein, William Etty, Klara Kristalova, L.S. Lowry, Ben Nicholson, Mary Obering, Julian Opie, Ruth Root, Walter Sickert, Mathew Weir and more.

Reviews of Heads Roll:

"A mesmerising treasure trove" - the Guardian

"A remarkable journey to unpick one of the world’s most popular and enduring artistic genres: the portrait" Sara Jaspan, Creative Tourist Exhibitions Editor