Current Projects

A muted brown robe with huge sleeves made of cotton fabric is suspended by ropes so that it forms the flat shape of  human body. It is sewn with quilted patches and fasted with yellow ribbon. Above the robe is a cream paper lantern globe which has a very large grin and two wide spaced eyes on it. The space is dark with the robe lit by warm light from small lamps on the ground and dimly lit human figures can be seen in the shadows.
Wed 6 April 2022 - Tue 31 May 2022
Dead Cat Bounce is a performance and installation resulting from a collaboration between artist... more
an overgrown garden with plants including grasses, shrubs and huge weeds is situated in front of a low rise 1970's towerblock courtyard. It is a summer day with warm lighting
Thu 31 March 2022 - Mon 31 October 2022
Emergent Ecologies is a series of five artist projects across South Yorkshire  that explore... more
A hand with short nails holds up a small black card with the words 'Obstruct' on them. In the background is a Sheffield street scene with grey buildings either side of a road with double yellow lines on it. At the end of the adjoining street are old red brick buildings with scaffolding on them in a phase of redevelopment
Mon 11 October 2021 - Fri 31 March 2023
Artists: a place of their own (Paula McCloskey & Sam Vardy); Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad; Harun... more
Wed 1 December 2021 - Thu 30 June 2022
Situated across Shire Brook Valley and Woodhouse Washlands in South Yorkshire, Wet / Lands /... more
Wed 15 September 2021 - Wed 31 August 2022
Arts organisations: Fast Familiar, Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Arts Catalyst are pleased to... more
A hand with short nails holds up a small black card with the words 'Obstruct' on them. In the background is a Sheffield street scene with grey buildings either side of a road with double yellow lines on it. At the end of the adjoining street are old red brick buildings with scaffolding on them in a phase of redevelopment
Mon 26 July 2021 - Mon 31 October 2022
Over the next two years, Arts Catalyst will embark on a series of collective inquiries, titled... more

PAST PROJECTS

a close up photograph shows the stem of a herb with thin leaves on a grey surface lit by warm light. The words ‘Kitchen Club: Spring Bitters’ are overlaid in blue text on a light green rectangle.
Sat 7 May 2022
Kitchen Club brings together people who care about food including its circulation and production,... more
a shiny russet coloured clump of fungi sits within ground covered in brown leaves. Overlaid on the photo are white dashed lines, that look like map outlines.
Sat 30 April 2022
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. There are a few tickets remaining. How do words and sounds... more
a small group of people walk through a deciduous woodland in summer, with lush green foliage creating shade. The words ‘Forest Meditation’ are overlaid in dark grey on a green background.
Fri 29 April 2022
Artist duo Breakwater lead a walk with meditation in ancient woodland.  Ecclesall Woods... more
A Tesla car is molded in copper wire with a number plate. It sits in a dark space lit by warm light while a small piece of machinery to the side discharges a blue light
Thu 21 April 2022
At the start of 2020, Fast Familiar, Abandon Normal Devices and Arts Catalyst began The Networked... more
a green rectangle has the words Kitchen Club in dark brown lettering, surrounded by abstract tube shapes in blue and yellow that resemble moving microbes
Sat 2 April 2022
Launching in April 2022, Kitchen Club brings together people who care about food including its... more
a huge tree with bare branches rises into a cloudy sky with light creeping through. The landscape around is low lying with grasses and shrubs and the scene is wintery. The image is in two tone cream and plum with a green band across that has the words 'Wet Land Dwellers' in outline.
Fri 11 March 2022
WET / LAND / DWELLERS asks; How do communities of humans and non-humans live with and inhabit... more
a monotone image shows a group of wooly cows standing in and at the edge of a river in a wetland area in the British Isles. In the bottom right hand corner an illustration of a red and orange newt, native to wetlands,  is placed.
Sat 5 February 2022
A story-telling workshop as part of community arts and science project WET / LAND / DWELLERS ... more
a wide river is shown on a winter day with olive green grassy banks and brown shrubbery on either side. The water reflects a blue grey cloudy sky. A small graphic showing an orange and red newt is placed in the bottom right hand corner. 
Sat 29 January 2022
An interdisciplinary workshop exploring sound and ecology in Woodhouse Washlands.Devised and hosted... more
Four rocks in pastel colours with mineral formations are placed in front of a grey background. They have layered, irregular shapes and some have bright colours running through the mineral sections.
Sat 20 November 2021 - Sun 21 November 2021
Guided by the artists Goda Palekaitė and Adrijana Gvozdenović, this performance aims to open the... more
A complex map of inside a computer is printed in white on a black background with tiny text and line work
Wed 15 September 2021
At the start of 2020, Fast Familiar, Abandon Normal Devices and Arts Catalyst began The Networked... more
Caddis Fly Larvae, Underwater Film Still, Matterlurgy, 2021; courtesy the artists
Thu 29 July 2021
Join us for a walking workshop led by artist duo Matterlurgy (Helena Hunter and Mark Peter... more
Gary Zhexi Zhang, Poyers! (2021), still from computer generated video
Thu 1 July 2021
Join us for a conversation between artists Bahar Noorizadeh and Gary Zhexi Zhang inspired by Zhang’... more