The Web Of Water is an international art project presenting different attitudes and takes on water; its use and misuse; and critical importance on Earth. Participants (artists, youth, community) explore ways we relate to water and how water relates to us. Engagement levels are via artistic practice, exhibitions, community participation, historical exploration and environmental discussions.

The project aims to create awareness on the importance of water by exploring the myriad aspects of our life that water touches. It encourages artists to investigate issues related to water and explore them through their artworks. It sensitises participants through arts/ crafts and help tap into their imaginations and through research to discover the cultural traditions of the East Midlands. It looks at the cross-cultural comparison of such heritage traditions, the impact on local communities.

The overall project has three main Sections – Art, Education and Heritage. There are different entry points, such as exhibitions, workshops, artwork installations, research, environmental discussions, talks, film viewings and poster competitions.

Past Sessions

Artworks created by the children and young people as a part of the Children and Water section of the project will be exhibited at The ICCA Nottingham, 99 Hucknall Road, NG5 1QZ Participants were encouraged to discover and research their local architectural and cultural heritage related to water, through accessing the materials available as well
We are proud to launch ‘The Web of Water’ online catalogue. The project has successfully achieved great outcomes in the UK. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participating artists, curators, staff and volunteers of Artcore and all the supporters and funders of the project. Thank you for making it such
Artcore’s project, The Web of Water incorporates the medium of visual art both locally and internationally, presenting the different historical, cultural and traditional attitudes towards the concept of water. Alongside the cultural and historical aspects of the project, a more serious message is also explored, using artistic mediums to express the social, political and environmental

The Web of Water – Art Installation

A sculptural installation was created as a representation of river ways and waterfalls. The collaborative sculpture was a part of the Web of Water project, using fabric and wire to display the free flowing and destructive qualities of water. Artist Heidi Luker has worked on this sculpture throughout the summer, engaging community participation through various workshops.

Derby Feste at Deda (September 2014)

As a part of Derby Feste, Artcore organised participatory activities for all to take part in from 12 pm to 4:30 pm. A large sculptural installation was created and set up as a interactive display by artist Heidi Luker as a representation of river ways and waterfalls. The collaborative sculpture which formed a part of
On 2nd and 3rd August 2014, as a part of the Riverside Festival in Nottingham, Artcore delivered a range of creative participatory activities in the Children’s Zone. Over the weekend, there were a range of fun, group based activities: Block printing, Collage painting, Paint a pot activity, and the Web of Water Big Draw These
On the 28th and 29th of June, We attended the cultural festivities as part of An Indian Summer, in Leicester. Artcore delivered a range of activities as part of the event, such as painting and decorating Indian monuments. Also as a part of the Web of Water project participants were encouraged to make blocks related
On Saturday 21st June, as a part of the Web of Water activity, Artcore organised a community engagement Well Dressing activity, an opportunity to learn and understand this age-old custom that is so unique to the Derbyshire area. Participants were proud and enjoyed to create their floral master pieces. To add to it all the
On the 31st of May 2014 as part of the web of water project, Artcore visited Carsington Water with members from the local community in Derby. Carsington Water is a water reservoir site run by Severn Trent Water. The members also attended the launch of the artists’ exhibition for the Web of Water. Other visitors
As part of The Web of Water project on the 17th of May, Artcore organised a trip to the annual well-dressing event in Etwall, where residents from the divers communities of Derby went along to explore and understand the tradition of Derbyshire: Well Dressings. The local communities from Etwall came together to create magnificent well-dressings,
The Web of Water project invites local residents to get involved in a free training session on 16th April from 11am to 2.30pm to capture how oral history is practiced in the community and how best it is recorded. Lunch will be provided. Oral history is an exciting resource that can bring subjects to life
The Web of Water – Art Exhibition at the Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. 4th July 2014 – 30th July 2014. An exhibition of of UK based artists and Indian artists on the theme of water. These works all share a common medium of work- the graphic novel, with each artist using the theme of
The Web of Water art exhibition opened with the launch on Saturday 31st May 2014 at Carsington Water. The artworks are created by artists from the East Midlands and India, and they have portrayed their perspectives about the use/misuse of Water and its critical importance on Earth. The Carsington Water is a popular visitor attraction
Phase 1 of the Web of Water art exhibition began at Artcore on the 15th of November with the Mayor Cllr. Fareed Hussain of Derby formally inaugurating the show. Three of the participating artists from India – Ajay Kanwal, Samir Dave and Niharika Dave, were present at the opening. Sandhya Bordawekar Gajjar, the curator of
A fabulous event at the Atrium Gallery, The ICCA Nottingham. We would like to Thank Chris Leslie MP Nottingham East to be present and strongly support the event. A very encouraging speech by him. Some participating artists – Sara Gaynor, Alison Knox, Jane Pepper, Janet Turville and Lucy Stevens shared their experiences about their works