Orchard Square to welcome contemporary art gallery

December 7, 2022

Orchard Square, Sheffield city centre’s premier shopping & leisure destination, has announced it is to host Fronteer Gallery, which will officially open on Friday 14th October as part of the Square’s latest line up for visitors.


A contemporary art venue run by Sheffield-based artists Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Borkowsky, Fronteer Gallery, which will be located at Unit 4, Orchard Square, will showcase work by artists from all backgrounds across the UK through group exhibitions and open-call opportunities – alongside events and workshops.


The Gallery is set to host different group exhibitions monthly, giving artists an opportunity to not only showcase their work but to meet other artists and introduce their creativity to new audiences who may wish to view and purchase.


Commenting on the opening, owner Michael Borkowsky said: “Following an art residency in Orchard Square a few years ago and their support for independent art-based communities we have been keen to return and establish a dedicated gallery in the Square.


“As artists ourselves we know how difficult it is to find exhibition space but how important it is to enable access to great space and exposure to visitors. Orchard Square has enabled us to do that.”


Originally from Sheffield, having studied at Chester University where she met her husband, Sharon explains the meaning behind the name of the Gallery, “The first Roman frontier ran across the north of Sheffield, so that link – and a slight variation on the spelling – felt like an apt name for a gallery to be hosted in city centre, introducing Sheffield and wider based artists to new audiences and new people in the city.”




Sharon continues; “We are working to host monthly exhibitions that will be regularly changing giving our visitors many reasons to come back. We are really looking forward to our opening and introducing many wonderful artists and their art work.”


Visitors will also be able to visit the Gallery’s shop which will sell cards and gifts.


Commenting on the opening, Orchard Square Manager Shay Murray said: “We are delighted to be hosting Fronteer Gallery at Orchard Square, complementing our retail and leisure line-up and giving our visitors yet more reasons to visit the Square.


“Supporting both local and national talent is something that we are proud to be part of, helping to develop and promote the creative sectors in our city centre for all to enjoy.”


For further information visit: www.fronteer.co.uk

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