On 15th August, Artcore opened the doors to our new building at Osnabruck Square. We invited people from all over Derby, including the Mayor, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner and the High Sheriff, as well as the general public, our partners, participants and local artists and organisations. Overall, there were about 150 people present at

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
Mahsuda Snaith, named by Stylist as ‘the voice of the next generation’, joins us to discuss her affecting debut novel, The Things We Thought We Knew. Ravine Roy has been stuck in her mother’s council estate flat for 10 years with chronic pain syndrome. What led to her being here and how can she get
In 2016 six artists, living and working in the East Midlands, were selected to take part in Document, a project that set out to tell their story, in their voice. Since then the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands (CVAN EM) has worked with those artists as they have reflected on their practice and captured

My Cup of Tea Project Launch

On Saturday 23rd September we continued our creative programme Chai and the City with a cup of chai and the launch of My Cup of Tea, a heritage project which explores the traditions and customs associated with drinking tea in Britain. My Cup of Tea examines the subject of tea and the part it plays

Chai and the City Launch Event

Artcore was proud to launch Chai and the City, an exhibition programme celebrating the reciprocal influences of India and Britain in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence. Chai and the City celebrates India’s influence on Britain through the popularity of tea drinking, and the rituals and heritage that accompany its production and consumption,

Art Cafe Exchange IV

During our final Art Cafe Exchange members of the arts community listened to informative talks and had the opportunity to network with each other and the day’s speakers. The topic for this artist dialogue focussed on the complex relationship between India and Britain. Stephen Munn engaged us with information on this year’s Derby Festé as
On Friday 23rd June we celebrated a successful launch of the third Art Attachments Bridge the Gap Exhibition III at Artcore. We were delighted to be joined by the diverse local artistic community of Derby. Working in partnership with Air Arts we showcased our resident artists Martin Hyde and Theresa Kate Hempsall within the galleries.

Art Cafe Exchange III

Over 20 members of the arts community attended Artcore’s third Art Café Exchange on 26th May.   Visitors listened to informative talks, shared a healthy lunch, and had the opportunity to network and talk to the speakers. The topic for this artist dialogue focussed on the important connection between the arts and wellbeing.  Enlightening talks were delivered
The launch event for the exhibition to celebrate ‘The music of Courtly India’ on Friday 5th May 2017. We’re thrilled to be working with the Derby Museum on this project. It was fantastic to see original Ragamala paintings, enjoyed the melodious music by Surtal Arts and great to see some of the guests joining in
On Thursday 13th April we celebrated a successful launch of the second Art Attachments Bridge the Gap Exhibition II at Derby Museums. We were honoured to be joined by the High Sheriff of Derby and the local artistic community of Derby. Working in partnership with Derby Museums we showcased our resident artists Tracey Meek and

Art Cafe Exchange II

There was an amazing turnout for the second Art Cafe Exchange! Thanks to everyone who joined us, especially Andrea Hadley-Johnson for an inspiring perspective on how artists and museums can work together. Also a big thank you to our current Art Attachments artists Tracey Meek & Sonia Elizabeth Barrett for sharing their practice and future
The Artcore gallery was buzzing last night with art lovers and artists. We launched our first exhibition from the Bridge the Gap residency on 2nd February. We would like to all partners, supporters who were present at the event. Jason Taylor explained how he has pursued a new direction for his work, whilst continuing to

Art Cafe Exchange I

Artcore was delighted to share our lunch today with so many talented artists for our first Art Attachments Artists Event. We were pleased to introduce our ethos, what we do and our projects. Jane Smith and Jason Taylor, our Artists in Residence talked about their current works, supported by the residency. We also shared possibilities