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

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Carpenter Room, Sheffield Central Library

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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.

This event is part of our Encounters with Ruskin season, developed in partnership with the Guild of St George and marking 200 years since Ruskin's birth.

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