Creative Summer

Over this summer holiday, Artcore have held a number of fun, educational and artistic workshops for kids to fight off that summer holiday boredom! Our Family Fundays, Street Art, Art Lab and Metropolitan workshops kicked off with a fun Lego Family Funday on 26th July which was a great success, and over the past six
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

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,

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

Creative Minds

Creative Minds is a free, informal session, supporting artists with their creative and artistic development.  Join us in our relaxed and inspiring surroundings to discuss ideas, opportunities and receive support from our professional experience. 10am – 1pm every Friday at Artcore
An opportunity for adults to gain an insight into all aspects of hand-building including making vessels and sculptural forms from slabs and coils of clay, mound making to techniques for creating pattern and textures. You can make tiles, pots, portraits, brooches, hanging ornaments, tea light holders… to name but a few!   Explore decorative techniques through

Play on the Pitch

On the 24th May, Artcore are getting involved with the THIS IS DERBY event ‘Play on the Pitch’ at Pride Park Stadium. We will be running a drop-in activity stand where you will be able to partake in a fun artistic activity and create a unique item to take home with you! Keep an eye

May Family Day

After two hugely successful Family Days in April we will be hosting another one on Friday 31st May 11am-1pm. Join us as a family to make unique memory boxes using paint and decoupage. With activities for the big and small, come and get your creative gears going whilst having fun and take something home with

THIS IS DERBY

Artcore have begun running an afterschool club with Arboretum Primary School this month with artist Nicki Dennett as part of the This is Derby project teaching the children about printmaking! This club, however, will not only teach the children new artistic skills. They will also be encouraged to explore their creativity and use their imagination

THIS IS DERBY – Sgt. Peppers

The Sgt. Pepper project for this is Derby has continued this month, with great success! Sgt. Peppers is a collaborative project over six workshops between young people and the artists Theresa Hempsall and Sophie Edwards. They will be working together to create a collage based on the Beetle’s album cover Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club.

Street Art Festival

Bringing the Street Art Festival project to THIS IS DERBY. It will take place over four months and introduce artistic ideas, techniques and skills to young people, culminating with a curated exhibition in July. A fun and educational atmosphere to help young people develop their idea generating and art creating skills! The workshops will encourage the children