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Lego Family Day

On Friday 26th July Artcore hosted Make to Make who ran an amazing Lego workshop with us! With over fifty participants, it’s fair to say that this was a great success, and it was amazing seeing people’s Lego creations come to life! We had planes, boats, tanks, monsters and animals of all kinds, and we

Steam Celebration

We encouraged and supported Year 6 students at Village Primary School in a year long project STEAM to express their creativity and get involved with artistic activities. It culminated in a tree installation in their library with unique leaves made from 90 pupils; leaving a legacy beyond the life of the project and a celebration

Street Art Festival

The Festival showcased the work of young people from a number of different programmes and organisations, including the dance troupe Retro Warriors from Trinity Warriors, who worked with the organisation Baby People to come up with a spectacular routine. The Festival also exhibited the work of two groups of young people who have been involved

This Is Derby Celebration event

Saturday 13th July saw hundreds of children, families and young people gather in Derby’s market square to celebrate our city and their achievements through the This Is Derby Project. All year our young people have taken part in sports and art activities and projects in community hubs and schools. From the Jungle Book performance with

St Giles Street Party

It was great to be a part of the St Giles Big Street Party on Sunday 11th June on Village Street in Derby which was held in celebration of the Queen’s Birthday. Artcore was involved along with other local community groups. The street party brought together the community, with music and food, with a local

We Are Asteroids Exhibition Launch

Artcore was proud to present the We are Asteroids exhibition with artworks by our two artists in residence; Gareth Bunting and Victoria Sharples on Thursday 20th June. The residency borrowed its title from eco-philosopher Timothy Morton, who calls out humanity’s negative effect on the planet. Gareth and Victoria took part in a two month residency
As part of our Art in Modern Culture commitment, we put on a range of artist talks in line with our residencies in the Artcore Gallery Space. In June we  focused on the theme of the Climate Emergency and our previous residency ‘We are Asteroids;’ titled after eco-philosopher Timothy Morton, who calls out the effect

Home from Home Exhibition & Workshop

To mark Refugee Week,  Artcore put on a series of workshops and an exhibition that displayed works and videos that showcased works of migrants and refugees exploring their stories through print, painting, textiles as well as narrating stories through film. Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week leading up to,

Start Project Report 2018-2019

We continued the second year of working in partnership with Deda delivering Discover level Arts Awards to take 180 young people on an art journey. Students from 3 local Schools were invited to take part in Derby Festé 2018 focusing on the Circus. All the children taking part in the project visited Déda to see
The fourth project looked at using clay to design and make terracotta hangings for Christmas decorations. Using terracotta clay with the concept to only fire once on a bisque fire to reveal the un-glazed beauty of the terracotta. We made stencils of stars as a technical challenge, it is important to explore new challenge and
Craft Club’s third project was looking at a completely different medium – lino! The sessions looked at how to make a design for a tote bag using a block of lino. The group talked about repetition of shapes, composition and positive and negative space. They created and transferred their designs from paper to the lino

Artcore Ceramic Studio

The Great British Pottery Throwdown on the BBC has sparked a renewed interest in pottery for many people. Artcore is opening its studios to get messy with clay, the studio will be open EVERY THURSDAY from 11am to 3pm (for Adults only). It is intended for potters and ceramic practitioners who are generally able to
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