Kelham Island Art Co-operative (KIAC)
art gallery
creative space

Main aims: To provide suitable studio and creative space for local artists as cheaply as possible and to take art into the local community.

Two members originally moved into Lion Works from space on Mowbray Street in late 2010, and since then we’ve expanded into the old rehabilitation school – the divisions of space was ideal. There are 13 of us now, all working in very different ways and mediums, but with the common goal of sharing art with the community.

What do you like most about the area: The fact that artists can find cheap studio space, and that the community is a feel mix of industrial and creative.

How would people get involved: Any way they can – we’ll be opening a gallery in March with exhibitions from May, our doors are always open and we’ll soon be opening up our studios to the public for those curious.

How long have you been doing work in the area: 18 months

Organisation’s type: Co-operative

Company Details
Contact Simon Wigglesworth-Baker
Address Lion Works, 40 Bull Street, Sheffield
Postcode S3 8DB
Number of Employees 13


“Friday the 13th of Sept at 6.30pm sees the launch of ‘We are not in the least afraid of ruins’ – an exhibition of work by Sheffield artist John Wilkinson at gage gallery, KIAC, 40 Ball Street, Sheffield S3 8DB. … Continue reading


“Vibrant and colourful, Hoyland’s work focuses on human relationships in a world struggling with a mismatch between technological and psychological development. Hoyland’s paintings invite us to consider our relations to each other in an age of vicariously experienced warfare and … Continue reading


“An exhibition of artworks where the minds and styles of two brothers collide…”

simon flier april 2013s

Exhibition of works of Simon-Wigglesworth Baker. Opening night – Friday 5th April (6:30pm – 9:30pm) Band, bar & nibbles Exhibition is open 10am – 4pm on other days.

kiac exhibition feb 2013

“14 Artist – Open Space Paining, Sculpture, Glassworks, Textiles and Mixed Media Simon Wigglesworth-Baker Foster M Foundry and See Cassie Limb Debbie Wright Andrew Spencer Tracy White Gary Hindley Linda Wassell Lee Hoyland John Wilkinson Will Gee Jo Mincher Opening … Continue reading