Arts Derbyshire


What’s On Spring 2023

From lead smelting to water powered mills, quarrying to rope walks, industry has shaped Derbyshire. Lead, Lime, Coal is an exhibition of paintings, prints and photographs from our collection which explores how the landscape around us has been mined, quarried, harnessed and changed throughout time. On until Wednesday 7 June.

Inspired by the physical experience of being in the landscape, Susan McCall’s exhibition titled Colour Memories – The Peak District embodies the sensory experience of the great outdoors. The smells: bluebells, heather, hawthorn, bracken and earth. The colours of blues and greens, pink and whites, gold and reds and the sounds of bees, grouse, curlews and skylarks. On until Saturday 23 July.

Also on display are Arctic objects from our collection and archive material from the Franklin Archive at the Derbyshire Record Office, as part of an exhibition called On Thin Ice: The Legacy of the Franklin Expedition. Come explore the story of the ill-fated 1845 expedition by Sir John Franklin aboard the HMS Terror and Erebus from both British and Inuit perspectives.

Additionally, we’ve got a fantastic Georgian Derbyshire exhibition on display in the foyer and a lovely selection of twentieth-century wintry paintings on the landing to see over the coming months.

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