Workshop and Learning
Online Art Café; Artist Opportunities, Mindset + Overcoming Adversity, 27 Aug, 12pm
Online Art Café, via Zoom
FREE to all UK and International Artists, we would like to invite you to our August get together with Sunday Times Best Seller of “The Power in You: How to Accept Your Past, Live in the Present and Shape a Positive Future” and outstanding Mouth Artist Henry Fraser. The focus of conversation will be surrounding Henry’s journey as a Mouth Artist and how he overcame adversity, changed his mindset and chased his dreams. Further to this we will also have our panel Solicitors, Hillyer McKeown, sharing their legal answers to a common case scenario regarding Artists and their businesses. Find out more about the VAA . Registration closes 26th August at 11:30pm
Perspective Drawing Workshop, 7:30pm 27 Aug
Level Centre (online)
On 20 August, LEVEL is launching a new series of online life drawing sessions. This life-drawing crash course will cover the basics of capturing the human form on paper, and is great preparation for anyone wishing to join or revisit our life drawing and performance projects which will be returning later this year. All sessions are FREE – we want everyone to be able to access the activities we offer, and we actively encourage people with a learning disability to take part in our sessions. You can sign up for the full course, or pick and choose which sessions you would like to attend.
Belper Arts Trail, 30th-31st August
Belper Arts (online)
Belper have however decided to hold a virtual event – The Belper Arts Trail Online with support by the Arts Council, so a huge thank you to them for helping us make this happen. Support for artists coming out of this period of uncertainty is absolutely essential.
Exhibitions & Content
Live Online Communal Lunch with Arianne Churchman
Mansions of The Future (online)
Inspired by the Derbyshire tradition of Well Dressing artist Arianne Churchman will present sites for cross-pollination and overlapping histories. These sites or portals will transport us, encouraging engagement with the ancient water and the histories of spirits that dwell within. In advance of the event Arianne will create a bespoke Well Dressing Zoom background that can be downloaded and used during the event and repurposed afterwards, as a desktop background. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1NFR2ViqIg
International Postcard Show
The Old Lockup Gallery
The gallery is now open Friday – Sunday 11-5pm until the 12th Sept; no booking needed.
Exhibition Explorations: Middle Bound
QUAD Derby (online)
Senior Curator Peter Bonnell is joined – for this latest look back at QUAD’s exhibition archives – by curator Mauro Bedoni and artist Patrick Waterhouse. Middle Bound: Exploring the Social Fabric at the Heart of England was a new site-specific installation by the artist Patrick Waterhouse and the graphic designer Tim Wan with the support of curator Mauro Bedoni, involving local artists and stories from the public into a narrative display. QUAD is generously funded by Arts Council England and Derby City Council. Additional funding for Middle Bound by the University of Derby.