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The MADE NORTH Gallery provides a creative platform that actively encourages and promotes understanding of contemporary northern design and craft. The gallery presents new and experimental work by established and emerging northern designer/makers.

The gallery introduces and promotes individual designer/makers and their work to a wider audience via a range of exhibitions and events. It represents a network of designer/makers who we collaborate with to showcase the finest quality contemporary designs, materials, skills and products the north of England has to offer. We carefully curate our selection and seek out designer/makers and objects that illustrate a sense of place, personality and provenance from our region and its accepted values of industry, honesty, integrity and innovation.

MADE NORTH Gallery is a central element in the MADE NORTH project that also delivers an annual design conference that brings together designers, design thinkers and manufacturers for a day of thought and debate provoking talks and networking. We also develop and programme Sheffield Design Week and also curate work for display in a range of venues.

We programme 6-8 exhibitions per year featuring a selection of work by some of most exciting designers and makers from the North of England.

Patrick Murphy, Director of MADE NORTH says: “The need for a gallery that promotes the north and its designer/makers is essential in today’s culture. A sense of place and provenance is becoming increasingly important in a world fast losing regional individuality in the face of globalisation. Instead of each city or region looking the same we want to celebrate difference; instead of high volume and low costs using oversees manufacturing, we want to see a return to responsible ‘local’ manufacturing and fair pricing that rewards the design/makers, encourages innovation and ideas and in turn supports the northern economy.”

There is a selection of great northern design available online at the MADE NORTH Store




The MADE NORTH gallery is based on Brown Street in Sheffield's Cultural Industries Quarter, near to the main train and bus stations. See below for further information. Please note the Gallery will be closed from 4th-7th November 2015.

From the M1:

Head towards Junction 33, follow the Sheffield Parkway to Park square roundabout (signed city centre). Follow signs for A61S (Chesterfield/Inner Ring Road). Take the third exit (past Ponds Forge sports centre and Bus Interchange on right). Continue past the train station on your left. We would recommend taking the first left and follow the road round to the train station multi storey car park. Park in the car park, on foot come out of the car park onto Turner Street. Cross Suffolk Road and Shoreham Street junction, you will see Red Tape Studios in front of you. Then either go left up the ramp / steps of Grinders Hill or turn right and follow the road in the direction of the train station, around the front of the Showroom Cinema and onto Paternoster Row/ Brown Street. Continue past Site Gallery and walk to the end of Brown Street. MADE NORTH Gallery is located inside Yorkshire Artspace at 21 Brown Street.

From A57 / Manchester Rd:

Turn left at A57 / Fulwood Rd. Take the 1st right onto B6069/Glossop Rd. Continue to follow B6069 onto West Street. After passing Tesco on the right, take the fourth right turn right onto Carver St. At the bottom of Carver St bear left onto A625 / Furnival Gate. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Furnival St. Brown Street is at the bottom of Furnival St on the right. Turn right for parking just off Sydney Street turn then walk back down Sydney Street and continue onto Brown Street continue walking to the end of Brown Street, MADE NORTH Gallery is located inside Yorkshire Artspace at 21 Brown Street.

Train & Bus

On exiting the train station follow the steel water sculpture up the slope towards Sheaf Square. Cross the road at the traffic lights, going across the pedestrian walkway in front of the Showroom Cinema and turn left onto Paternoster Row. Continue along Paternoster Row until it becomes Brown Street. MADE NORTH Gallery is located inside Yorkshire Artspace at 21 Brown Street.


Please get in touch with us for additional information about MADE NORTH.
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Yorkshire Artspace
Persistence Works
21 brown Street
S1 2BS

Opening Times:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12.00am – 6pm
11.00am to 4.00pm

Email address:
Phone:  07958 367808
Twitter:  @MADENORTH


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