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New Kid Acne exhibition: First Sheffield show in five years at S1 Artspace

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Street artist Kid Acne is to launch his first Sheffield show in five years at S1 Artspace.

'HAVE A WORD - An Exhibition of Lyrics and Typography' will run from 13 to 28 September at the Park Hill gallery. Entry is free.

"Having made art and music in various guises over the years, these seemingly disparate elements have generally occupied unrelated spaces in my studio practice, despite both being an equal driving force in my creative output," said the artist.

"The aim of the exhibition is to connect the dots through the exploration of lyrics and lettering, utilising limited resources and a more DIY mindset."

The show includes text-based work with lyrics taken from the artist's upcoming LP, HAVE A WORD.

The album, which is out on the LEX label in Autumn, is a collaboration with Chicago producer Spectacular Diagnostics. Guest MCs on the album include Juga-Naut, Juice Aleem and New Kingdom. Advance vinyl copies of the album will be on sale at the show.

The exhibition also includes large-scale slogans painted onto disused walls at the Park Hill site.

"These murals intend to put the canvases in context, whilst temporarily transforming unoccupied areas of the site," said Kid Acne.

S1 Artspace have recently won planning permission to build a new gallery at Park Hill. The £21m project will include galleries, artists' studios, a workspace and a cafe.

Sam Gregory

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