Furnace Park // PODIUM Zero Hours (Part of Art Sheffield 2013) // images

On Saturday October 5th, Furnace Park hosted an exhibition by Ben Cain, We’re In A Delicate Phase. 

Alongside Ben’s work, which was made on the day with the help of volunteers from SKINN, Art Sheffield 2013 and the French Department at the University of Sheffield, Amanda Crawley Jackson (University of Sheffield) and Bhavani Esapathi (Henry Moore Institute) curated a programme of interventions by speakers from Sheffield and Leeds on the subject of zero hours. This was the first in the PODIUM series, which uses an informal and participatory soapbox format to bring together speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines while inviting spontaneous intervention from visitors to the park.


Once we’ve gathered our thoughts and warmed up a bit from the sunny autumnal chill of the day, we’ll be publishing some of the interventions here online and also putting together a free magazine containing images and ideas from the day, which will be distributed locally in all the usual venues.

Scott Lavery (Researcher, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute)


Tina Carolyn McKevitt (Lecturer, School of Law)
Amy Gough (University of Sheffield, Department of French) and Patrick Thornley (Roxspur Measurement and Control)
Ben Cain making We’re In A Delicate Phase
Joseph Moore (Engineers Without Borders)




Nick Tietzsche-Tyler and Charlotte Morgan (Art Sheffield)


David Forrest (School of English)
Amy Gough and Ella Tainton (Department of French)




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Natasha Chubbock, Festival Producer (Art Sheffield)


Gabriel Jackson





Bhavani Esapathi (Curator of Podium, Henry Moore Institute)



Duncan Brown, Nathan Adams and Joseph Moore (Furnace Park team)
Keith Wilson (artist & Art Sheffield)


Richard Ward (Learning and Teaching Services, University of Sheffield)


Michael Jefferson (Hon. Secretary to the Association of Law Teachers)


Bhavani Esapathi and Ally Buckle (President of the University of Sheffield Student Union)



The fabulous volunteer team from the Department of French

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