The Rotherham Gallery closed to the public at the start of the Covid Pandemic. We plan to reopen our new Coterie Gallery location very soon.

Ecclesfield Fayre and 20×20 exhibition on ‘The Moor’

Saturday was a busy day for the studio by supporting Ecclesfield Secondary School Christmas Fayre by having a stand promoting the Gallery and Studio

a well attended day with students manning stands to raise funds for the school.

This was followed by rushing off the Sheffield to support the Access Spaces transfer of the 20×20 exhibition to the White Gallery at 30 The Moor in the City Centre situated between ‘Argos’ and ‘The Works’

These premises are at the present time an empty shop in which shop window exhibitions take place thus negating empty shop windows giving a air of dereliction to  the High Street.

More of this sort of thing please

Pro active access Space is a free drop-in digital arts lab providing free tuition and help in the arts and computer building, training and learning, and much more, as like others they rely on subscriptions and funding to carry on with what they do and are always willing to have help with training or fundraising.For further information look at  or email

Kelham Island post event

The weather turned bad over the weekend with strong winds, showers  and cold tempretures on the Saturday, with cold and heavy rain on the Sunday, but despite that several thousand people turned up for the fair.

The Studios stand attracted a lot of attention not only for the huge range of fantastic hand made gifts, cards and artwork but for the exempillary way in which it was displayed in keeping with and beyond the standards required.

A couple of images for you which I took, there were more but due to the throng around the stand many are blurred with movement from the public. Slapped hands for your truly when the girls get back.

Jean’s textile workshop

Just though we would let you see the results of the all day workshop jean held on Saturday 19th november. You cannot buy these, or of this quality in the shops.

Skill will out!

See also the studio page  

Kelham Island

Join Joanne and Jean at the Kelham Island Victorian Christmas Market on Saturday 3rd 01am-7pm and Sunday 4th December 2011 between 10am-5pm 

They will be featuring a veritable emporium of hand made Christmas gifts to show the one you care about with a unique personal one off gift , be it a card, tags, handbag or accessory decoration, or what about a  fantastic piece of artwork to last a lifetime, direct from the artist at direct from the artist prices.

We will be updating you after the event so watch this space. 

Pastel workshop

This Friday 18th November saw Joanne holding a full day pastel drawing workshop in the Studio where the winter weather was banished in a concophony of brilliant summer colours by a group of ladies producing sunset and sunrises over a tran’quil sea,

We could almost believe we were on a warm tropical beach (almost).


Whilst there is not enough rooms to display all the art work we think you will get a flavour from the image. We hope they enjoyed it.

Coterie Kids Allotment news

The allotment has been dug over for winter and the contents of old growbags recycled by digging in. anyone wanting to dispose of old compost or growbags can leave them on the plot. 

The chard is still producing, leeks not yet ready. 

peas have come through and hopefully will survive the winter, Spring Cabbage is in and ready for maturing next spring.

Fred adopts the Coterie Studio

Last year whilst we were creating the Coterie Kids Garden Gorillas (Stomps) allotment we had a visitor in the form of a small young Robin looking for bugs and grubs.

We have not seen him during the summer but now we are back towards winter so is the Robin wanting to being looked after

Must be the seeds oats and fatballs we leave out.

He seems to have adopted us and pops in the studio to have a look around and cast a beady eye over the artwork.

We have called him ‘FRED’ because he looks like a FRED. however he has an attitude and you do not mess with FRED.

FRED is not for messing with.   

New Workshops in November

With reference to the full day art and textile workshops Joanne and Jean are running during November, unfortunately, these are now full, the next scheduled workshops are at the beginning of next year, however, we can put on further workshops this year for group bookings or if sufficient individual numbers.  

Coterie Kids Club Junior Award Winners at The Sculpture Park

Last month the Bretton sculpture park announced the winners of its national childrens art competition.

Placed in various age catagories with a single theme and attracting hundreds of entries the studio swept the board with six of the nine winners coming from the studio, including the overall winner.

Each student created their own individual artwork which was submitted through the studio by Joanne bringing credit to the entrants, their tutor and the studio.

Well done everyone!    

First Feature and dedication on the new site

We have retained a couple of items whilst we have been updating the website and hope it will give a taste of how the news page will look, comments are welcomed to keep us updated and abreast with things.

The studio pages will still be featuring things taking place in the studio and the exhibitions page will still be showing the current and past exhibitions in the gallery.

To start with I would like to write a short feature on a play held at the E.P.i.C.C theatre in Ecclesfield.

For those who are not aware the E.P.i.C.C is a small self-contained PROPER theatre which over the years has been converted from an old chapel into a fully functioning theatre, a small hidden gem created by the Priory Players and used not only in their productions but by other local groups involved in the arts and the theatre providing a valuable community resource.

One of the original stalwarts and inspirations behind the formation and convertion of the theatre was our friend and collegue Les Bell who died in August.

It may not be known to many outside the theatre but Les was not only its president but was also responsible for most of sets on which the Priory Players performed, such were the quality and design that they gained major awards with in the amateur theatre, however this author would go further and state that they would make many West End stage sets look amateur, with an EPiCC set when a door closes it does so without wobbly walls, create a staircase and players actually walk down it, credit not only to the designer but to the construction team for making it happen.

The play last week “Secondary Couse of Death” was dedicated to Les and we feel he would have been proud of the qualtity of the set build and performance by the cast.

For details of the theatre 0114 2402624

Our new look website

We’ve been working with Think Zero on our website redesign and finally it’s been launched! The art take centre stage but you’ll still find all the news and information about classes and exhibitions at Coterie. Apart from the new look, Jean Golby now has her own page and we think you’ll enjoy viewing her work as her collection expands. 

We’re excited to see how it goes and we hope that you like the new, cleaner design.

News archive

We are North Sheffield’s premier working studio and are proud to not only offer exquisite pieces of fine art, but also to offer them displayed in a true working studio environment at direct from the artist sales prices.

Find out about the latest exhibitions at the ‘COTERIE’ by going to the News Events & Exhibitions page.


As part of our commitment in furthering the arts we will be reviewing other exhibitions at venues within the region see our blog.

COTERIE BLOG click on the link below

Post your reviews, topics, and issues. Read the latest ‘Coterie’ events,news,and reviews on 

News Events & Exhibitions

Review John Martin “Painting the Apocalypse” 


Review “Reflect”

The Orchard Centre, Sheffield


Review of “A Silent Conversation”

at Holme Valley Warehouse, Honley


Review of “20X20” exhibition at ‘Access Space’, Sheffield 


Review of “The Working Artist” at ‘Pod1’



Review of Northern Futures 10 Awards 

2010 at the new Barnsley Civic Centre 


Review of Mikk Murray,s Where have all the bees gone”

17/07/2010 Review of Alan Melling exhibition ‘Old Bones DArk Waters’

Look Local 05/08/2010

26/06/2010 review of the ‘Coterie Open’


Review of The Ulley Group preview night


Review of Shelley Iqbal at The Bloc


Review of Sean Williams at Swinton Lock Gallery 


Review of ‘Monteney Art Group’ at the ‘Coterie’ and “Art S64” exhibition at the Clock Tower Gallery 


See the News Events & Exhibition page and for the stage set designed by Les for the Epic Theatre’s latest production.

See the blogspot for a update of the new production “I’ll GET MY MAN” from 16th to 20th February 2010



News archive October 2011


Watch the news events and exhibition site for news of new exhibitions in the gallery by artists from throughout the country.


Why travel to other cities to see art when art is here in Sheffield and in your neighbourhood at the ‘Coterie’, and its all free.

See the Studio site for a review of students work and achievements.

of the past year.

We welcome constructive comments and suggestions

CHECK OUT THE News Events & Exhibitions PAGE 

for an update on the latest news and exhibitions at the ‘Coterie’.


Listen to Anthony’s radio interview on the Paul Gregory show on ‘Sheffield Live’ 93.2 Monday 5th October 12-1pm

Say hello to us at Sheffield Forum and other forum sites for updates of new exhibitions at the Coterie

Sadly Sheffield lost out on its bid.

Coterie supports the bid for Sheffield City of Culture 2013.

Update 24/11/09. We now know more following a meeting yesterday, see our blog 

Follow the official site .Check out a new website for the studio’s further involvement with the art and crafts scene at


See some of the new political statements featureing the ‘Wooden Tops’

“I’m a politician, Vote for me and I will promise you anything” 

22/11/2010 Check out Jeans recent textile workshop

bags of bags

Look at the outstanding artwork by the Coterie Juniors from a one day course held on the 20th August 2010

See Press review 2nd September 2010


The School holiday activities were a huge sucess at Hullaballoos and Stomps.See the blog site for further information

See the studio site for the latest activities at the ‘Coterie Kids Club’ in conjunction with ‘Hullaballoos Children’s Play Centre’ and ‘Stomps’ after School Club,

News archive

22/09/2011 LATEST NEWS from the Gallery and Studio

See the News Events and Exhibition page for details of the new exhibition from the studio


TITANIC will finish on 29th September

to be followed by a Textile exhibition from 1st to 28th October 2011 

“TITANIC” is coming in September. 

A new exhibition by Martyn Hague to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic 

Invitation to the preview 6-8pm Thursday 1st September 2011 

See Exhibition page for the new exhibition

From1st july to 31st Augiust 2011

“Eclictism” exhibition at the Gallery

See our new ‘Garden Gorilla’ page for the latest childrens community project which the studio are running.

With Garden Gorilla we have created our own allotment right outside to be run by the kids from our neighbours ‘Stomps after schools’ Lots of little Gorilla’s being busy, getting out in the air, with excercise, education,learning and healthy eating. 


See the FANTASTIC double allotement 

created in one day 25/05/2011 at High Green Junior School, Wortley Road,

in conjunction with Garden Gorillas, Coteire, MKM building supplies, and parents Shows what can be done with a little effort. Check out the head mistress wealding a shovel, SCAREY!

See also our blogsite for review of ‘Rust’ 

an exhibition at Swinton Lock 

Wednesday 25th January saw the studio and gallery hosting a visit of students from the area secondary school researching background and information as part of a project into the arts.

Good to see students involved in actual field work research rather than classroom theory. 

The Coterie Kids Club 

Douglas Dog, Crystal Cat and Hoochey Poochy Hound, and a guest apperence by Pelican Pete who has flown in from the Everglades for a visit.

Mean time our fishey friend Fin McCool has swam off for holiday in the Med, but will be back soon.

Colour them in and take them home for free, no bookings, open all day, just stop by and do it. Parents! join in 

Parents! just drop in with the kids, help them colour in the creatures and take them away.

Hedgehog Haven
Harriet and Humphry Hedgehog