PLAYGROUND: Exhibition Opening

From: 10th December 2021 6:00 pm

To: 10th December 2021 8:00 pm


Artcore Gallery, Albert Street, Derby, UK

Join Artcore for to the opening of Playground, an exhibition featuring artists from Derbyshire Artists Residency Program (DARP).




Join Artcore for to the opening of Playground, an exhibition featuring artists from Derbyshire Artists Residency Program (DARP).

Artists Ella Fleck, Ella Yolande, Fibi Cowley, Maggie Campbell, Sean Roy Parker, Solomon Berrio-Allen and Sonia Odedra are currently in residence at the Artcore Cabin on Osnabruck Square, where they have been engaging with the public through collaborative workshops and skill-shares.

Playground highlights the community-focused approach of DARP’s residency with Artcore, where they have been connecting with the local people of Derby and inviting them into Artcore’s space and DARP’s imagination.

The group exhibition will be a celebration and hope for the future, sharing what they have learnt through practicing and living together at DARP, and thinking about creative possibilities of Derby’s regeneration.


About DARP

DARP (Derbyshire Artist Resident Programme) is a co-living and co-working art practice experiment situated in a disused school in the Derbyshire countryside. Founded in January 2021, their project was born of a desire to provide artists and creative practitioners with the time and space to focus on individual projects, while simultaneously benefitting from communal living and proximity to the natural world. At DARP artists work autonomously and collaboratively, focussing on finding ways to live and practice together in a dynamic and environmentally responsible way.


Public Programme

Saturday 20th November 2pm-4pm & Saturday 4th December 12-2pm

‘Future Creatures’: Costume-making workshop with artists Sonia & Maggie. For children.


Friday 10th December 6-8pm

Exhibition Opening at Artcore Gallery and Cabin.


Wednesday 15th December

3:30– 5:30pm: Sauerkraut Demonstration with Sean Roy Parker.

6pm-7pm: Rural Imaginaries: Panel Discussion


About Artcore

Artcore is an international centre for contemporary art and creativity based in Derby, UK, and is home to Artcore Gallery, studios and work spaces as well as a shop and café. A vibrant hub for commissioning, production, presentation and debate, we offer opportunities for diverse audiences to engage directly with creative practices through participation and discussion.

Here at Artcore we believe that contemporary art and creativity are central to the development of people and places. We have an extensive exhibition and residency programme which helps support early, mid-career and established artists to create work which deals with pressing social, political and environmental issues.




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