Read all about our creative workshops, latest residency opportunity, and our On Being an Artist exhibition. Plus stories from October and much more!



Hello from Artcore!

This November, It might be getting colder, but there are exciting times coming to Artcore.

This past month was very eventful, as we took part at the launch event of "This is Derby", empowering young people through a variety of recreational activities, with Artcore offering a Rangoli workshop, which had great response and participation.
We saw a great number of you come to our most recent exhibition launch, In Real Life, which explored the chasm between real and digital life.

This month, we are kicking thing off with our Celebration of Youth event, a day full of sport and creative activities for children and young people. Happening on the 2nd of November, 11am - 1pm.
We are then launching our latest exhibition, On being an Artist: Reflections on an Art Practice, exploring the lives of living as a creative practitioner.
The opening night is on the 15th of November, 6 - 8pm.

Have a look below at our exciting upcoming workshops and events.
Dates for your Diary

Art Enhancing Life – Community Art Workshops
Mondays –  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th November 2018 – 10am-1pm
Our Stories – Creative Workshop for Migrant Communities
Tuesdays – 6th, 13th 20th 27th November 2018 – 10am-12pm
Art Enhancing Life – Health and Wellbeing Art Workshops
Wednesdays – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 2018 – 10am-1pm
Ceramic Course for Beginners
Wednesdays – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 2018 – 6-8pm
£20 per session

Drop in Ceramic Sessions
Thursdays – 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th November 2018 – 6-8pm
£10 an hour
Art Enhancing Life – Education and Learning Workshops
Fridays – 16th, 23rd, 30th November 2018 – 4:30-6:30pm

Innocence & Expression – Creative Workshops for Young People
Saturdays– 10th, 24th November 2018 – 2-4pm
To book a place on any of our events please email or call 01332 384561
Latest News

ON BEING AN ARTIST: Reflections on an Art Practice
Launch, Thursday 15th November
6-8pm, Free

Featuring the work of Andrew Bracey, Geoff Litherland, Jessica Harby, Kajal Nisha Patel, Tim Shore and Tracey Kershaw. On Being an Artist is an exhibition of the artists who were selected to be part of Document, a project produced by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands.

We are glad to present their works side by side in the Artcore Gallery.

You are invited to join us for the launch event which will feature talks from the artists, a tour of the exhibition, and some time for refreshments and networking.

To book your place see our Eventbrite page:

16th November - 6th December
Monday-Friday, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Celebration of Youth
Friday 2nd November
11am-1pm, Free

Join us and get creative! We will have a variety of sports and creative activities for children and young people so get involved and try something new.

This event will feature Sporting activities with Derby County Community Trust, graffiti sessions with Baby People, costumed theatrics from emccan and creative workshops from Artcore.


Creative Workshops

In November, Magdalena will start leading mosaic workshops on Monday mornings, Katie Petraitis will be running book folding sessions on Tuesdays, and Emma Reynard will return with a fabulous new series of felting workshops on Wednesdays. We will also have Friday after-school sessions exploring optical illusion our popular Saturday workshops for Young People will focus on collaborative drawing.

For our full workshop schedule visit the Events section on our Website.
Opportunities at Artcore

Artcore are currently seeking a full-time Office/Studio Administrator, a part-time Finance Officer, and are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with marketing, events, workshops, exhibitions and more!

For all of our opportunities visit the Opportunities section on our Website.

Artcore Gallery
In real Life: Exhibition Launch
Thursday 18th October

Our IRL exhibition showcased Tom Van Der Meulen’s new series of paintings, alongside Maria Cepeda’s immersive performance and new series of body sculptures. It examined themes of body image, digital spaces, and social media addiction.

We would like to say thank you to everyone who came to the launch event or visited the exhibition.

For more images of the launch event visit:
Institute of Reminiscence
Residency: call for submissions

Artcore in partnership with FORMAT/QUAD invites artists to apply to
Institute of Reminiscence, a two month residency that aims to investigate
relationships to memory association, repetition and reappearance, as well as
forms of “active” remembering both in a private sphere and public sphere.

We welcome applicants working with video mapping, video projection, and photography to occupy Artcore studios. 

Deadline to Apply: 7th December 2018

For full details and to apply see:

Kaipo Che! 
Residency announcement

We are glad to announce the names of two artists selected for Kaipo che! Residency:

Caroline Mackenzie

Caroline Mackenzie is a British based sculptor, graduated from the Royal College of
Art in 2016. Her theatrical artistic practice, which includes sculpture, installation, performance and moving image, explores the conceptual aesthetic of suspension. This is investigated through a physical play with gravity, as well as the metaphorical notion of creating a suspended disbelief within the audience.

Jackie Berridge

Jackie Berridge is a painter based in the East Midlands. She is interested in human behaviour, in particular the subtle nuances of body language which often reveal feelings of vulnerability, power or indifference. Her new work  focuses on the domestic environment using home decor as a means of human expression, providing props and clues for the viewer to interpret.

Artcore Gallery Online offers a platform for both established and emerging artist.  Showcasing an extensive selection of unique artworks by the finest emerging talent, Artcore Gallery gives the opportunity to invest in an artist early in their career.  We retain the highest standards through carefully chosen artists and a rigorous selection processes, to ensure quality artworks.

Please visit our website to find out more about Artcore gallery:

If you are an artist and you would like to display your artworks on our online gallery,
please click here to register.

Click here to register now

Venue Hire
Venue Hire

Artcore is the perfect venue for your next conference, meeting or presentation. We are located in central Derby, just off Lara Croft Way, and have comfortable and inspiring spaces, options for refreshments and catering, digital projectors and screens, internet access, and staff on site for technical support and ensuring your event runs smoothly.

For our full details visit the Venue Hire section on our Website.

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Your support allows us to have the freedom to do more for local communities.
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October stories
Artcore trip to Wakefield

On Monday 29th October the Artcore staff visited Wakefield to see The Art House and The Hepworth. At Art House we met the CEO, Sydney Thornbury, and had a tour of the studios and exhibition space. We then saw The Sculpture Prize at the Hepworth before returning to Artcore. It was a great trip and we all learned a lot about how the institutions are run.
This is Derby

Over the half term weekends we toured the city with This is Derby taking part in music, sport, and creative art activities. Last Sunday we were in Arboretum Park enjoying the  graffiti, urban circus acts, music performances, and performing live Rangoli art.
Mini Makers Faire

During the last weekend in October we also took part in the Derby Mini Makers Faire at the Eagle Market. Here we sold some craft items from Craftcore and led a hugely popular ceramic mug decorating activity.
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