Extreme Arts

Founded in Sheffield bringing artists from around the world for the first time in the UK.

Wander through the wonder of unique art installations from around the world. Live arts around the site, main arts in the tent so the rain can't stop us. Have a drink, have a dance...

An onslaught of experiences for the eyes, ears and mind!

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The event is being held in Millenium Park, Heeley, Sheffield.

Thanks to Heeley Development Trust for the venue.

lords of lightning

  • Big Day Out [Australia / New Zealand]
  • Fuji Rock [Japan]

Astounding sights and amazing lights, lightning for hire! For the first time in the northern hemisphere!

They dance like angels / devils & re-enact an elemental battle with real lightning bolts... you gotta see this!

Incorporating tesla technology this show will be set at 4,000,000 volts to impress.

lords of lightning
lords of lightning
lords of lightning
lords of lightning

robocross

  • Glastonbury [UK]
  • Big Day Out [Australia / New Zealand]
  • Fuji Rock [Japan]
  • Robodock [Holland]
  • Robodonain [Germany]

Official website at: robocross.de

Started by Frank Barnes, many years ago, the Robocross team of mechanical creature is now regarded by many as some of the best art of its kind in the world. What can we say!

Presenting, stickboy the robot drummer, “The Batter”, the old favourite tutti-frutti & others.

robocross
robocross
robocross
robocross

jim whiting

  • Robodock [Holland]
  • Music videos

Many would say the father of extreme arts is Jim Whiting, the man who started it all with his seminal work, the famous Herbie Hancock's "rock it" video.

A lynch-pin of Robodock, Europe's biggest extreme arts festival for many years. Jim created bimbo town, the world's only robotic nightclub.

His pieces are exhibited in galleries around the world, and he is making his first appearance in England for decades at Extreme Arts, Sheffield!

robocross
robocross
robocross
robocross

bosi

  • V-Festival [UK]
  • Glastonbury [UK]
  • Robodock [Holland]
  • Carling Weekends [UK]

The strange and surreal world of the Bureau of Silly Ideas, where everyday objects move of their own accord.

Not unusual to see the wheelie bin in their office chasing the dog... presenting their old favourites Sid and Nancy, Barrybot, Dennis and more.

bosi
bosi
bosi
bosi

miles and zai van dorssen

  • Big Day Out [Australia / New Zealand]
  • Fuji Rock [Japan]
  • Sydney Opera House [Australia]

World renowned M.V.D. has covered most aspects of the “Recycled” arts, through paint, to sound, to mayhem & his latest fondness, fire fountains.

Recently toured Australia / New Zealand & Europe. This will be his 1st showing of the piece in the UK. Presenting, feuerwasser. A strange elemental fire show based on water.

robocross
robocross
feuerwasser
robocross

bastiaan maris

  • Big Day Out [Australia / New Zealand]
  • Blast Flame Show [UK]
  • Robodonian [Germany]
  • Robodock [Holland]

Master of creation from crazed thought process, from the LHPO to his vast range of steam racing machines to his plane prop powered skateboard. Presenting, the heater, gas fired resonator, speedball.

A coup for extreme arts, dutch artist B.M has created technological art installations in numerous art galleries throughout Europe.

robocross
robocross
robocross
robocross

markus kolb

  • Glastonbury [UK]
  • Robodonian [Germany]
  • Robodock [Holland]

"Everyday figures from everyday things", Mr Kolb has been building stylised figures for many years from bits he finds in likely places!

Presenting, Babybot! The Dancer! The world first showing of the roborock guitarist "fingers", part 2 of the roborock band.

markus kolb
markus kolb
markus kolb

sparky the robot

  • Festivals throughout UK

Sparky is a self propelled, radio-controlled, genuine 100% robot. He delights children and adults alike, up and down the country with his electric personality. Come and shake hands with Sparky but be careful of his secret weapon or you might get squirted with water!

Appearing on Thursday and Friday only.

sparky the robot
sparky the robot
sparky the robot
sparky the robot

alex wreckage

  • Glastonbury [UK]
  • V-Festivals [UK]
  • Robodock [Holland]

Mutoid contructor Alex displaying his "Dino", Dumper, a hydraulic mini dinosaur.

robocross
alex wreckage

steve faulkner

Master of manipulative magic, Steve will be entertaining at the bar, watch your pint doesn't disappear.

steve faulkner
alex wreckage

jason thompson

Wood carved structures at their very best, large and small carvings throughout England. Jason will be creating new pieces during the exhibition.

jason thompson
jason thompson

sheffield graffiti artists

Graffiti – controversy in one word. The age old debate still goes round and round – but it's all subjective in the end.

To me, graffiti art is one of the last forms of communication that is unadulterated by this culture of spin and ambiguity. There's no room for flattery; no space for adjectives; no place for explanation.

Everything has to be said in one piece, communicated by style, flow and colour.

Even the fact that you have to paint using your whole body adds an honesty to it. Shapes come from shoulder sweeps rather than wrist twists. Most pieces have been created in a couple of hours not days or months, there’s no going back to adjust a mistake – it is an ephemeral art form. Temporary adornment.

And it’s a skill. But the beauty of it for me is the anonymity … people know your art not you. Egos are rarely fed. That's why true graffiti art is unpretentious, unapologetic and timeless.


gobbo bonce

Gobbo Bonce, Sheffield's "Head" collection by Tim and John Allcard, coming from the Yorkshire galleries to the Extreme Arts arena. Bonces reflecting faces seen in the Sheffield "scene" over the years.