Art Attachments is an umbrella project that looks at strengthening opportunities for artists and developing Artcore’s annual artistic programme.

The project has three levels of engagement:

Bridge the Gap:

It offers Artist Residencies, Exhibitions, Mentoring opportunities and a platform for Arts graduates from Derby University and practising artists in the East Midlands, providing them a stimulating platform and ambience to continue their practice and encouraging research based projects to develop into exciting art exhibitions to be held at Artcore, Déda, Derby Museums and Derby Hospitals (Air Arts).

Art Café Exchange:

This will focus on developing a robust, intellectually engaging calendar of talks, seminars and workshops for art school students, teachers, practising artists and crafts persons. Culture experts, senior artists, curators, gallerists, museologists will be invited to explore the different issues and challenges experienced in the art world.

Platform:

A newly refurbished modern studio and exhibition space at Artcore. It offers a professionally managed, alternative Cultural Campus, with networking opportunities and promoting young art from the East Midlands.

Past Events

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
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