Episode 29: Sharna Jackson on Site Gallery and Sheffield’s contribution to digital arts and culture We speak to Artistic Director at Site Gallery about moving to Sheffield and digital's relationship with the arts. Iain BroomePodcast3rd March 2019digital artSharna JacksonSite Gallery Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed It’s time for episode 29 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast! We were delighted to welcome Sharna Jackson, Artistic Director at Site Gallery and soon-to-be-published children’s author. Sharna has an action-packed background in arts, culture and all things digital. We spoke to her about her career so far, how she ended up in Sheffield and some of the ways that digital technology may influence the team’s work at Site Gallery. We also asked Sharna about her role in establishing Playground, an exhibition for kids run as part of the Children’s Media Conference, as well as Sheffield’s reputation for digital arts and culture. Honestly, we had such fun chatting and covered so much ground, it’s hard to be specific on what we did talk about! But needless to say, if you have any interest at all in how digital and the arts come together, you’re going to enjoy this very much. In the second half of the show, we cover a range of news and events-based topics, including: the upcoming second Sheffield Digital Showcase the city’s Digital Awards as launched by Sheffield Star various meetings and conferences attended by Mel and Chris. Don’t forget, if your podcast app of choice supports chapters, you can skip merrily between sections with the tap of a finger or tip of your nose. Seriously, it works very well if you have your hands full. Enjoy the show! Thanks to Rebel Base Media! As you’ll quickly be able to tell when you hit play, this episode was recorded in the brand new podcasting studio at Rebel Base Media, based at Sheffield Technology Parks. The studio is free to use until June and it’s got all the gear you need to produce a properly professional podcast. You should absolutely head over and give it a whirl. Subscribe to the show If you’d like to have new episodes of the show appear right in your podcast player, you can subscribe via our page on Apple Podcasts or search for us in your podcast app of choice! Notes and links Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. Here is that list for episode 29. Sharna Jackson (@sharnajackson) | Twitter Sharna Jackson | LinkedIn Homepage – Site Gallery Sharna Jackson interview: Artistic director on reopening Sheffield’s Site Gallery after £2.7m expansion – ‘It does feel like a rebirth’ – The Star The Children’s Media Conference (CMC) CMC Playground 2019 – A free interactive digital art exhibition for children Tate Kids National Videogame Museum High-Rise Mystery (The High-rise Mysteries): Amazon.co.uk: Sharna Jackson: Books Knights Of buys debut by Sharna Jackson | The Bookseller Knights Of – Books Made Better Announcing the 2nd Sheffield Digital Showcase – Sheffield Digital The Star launches Sheffield’s first Digital Awards – Sheffield Digital David Walsh (@_DavidMWalsh) | Twitter Sheffield Quarterly Tech Briefings – design partner wanted! – Sheffield Digital Meet our members | Sheffield Digital Become a member of Sheffield Digital Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know. Join the conversation We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can share your thoughts with us on Twitter or on the channel in the Sheffield Digital Slack community. Thank you for the music Thanks again to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.