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ArtCore Events & News- May 2022

We are excited to share all the upcoming news in May, Artcore is getting ready to open up the Gallery and host events. Don’t miss exciting opportunities at Artcore including Open Calls and seeing all the extensive events we got planned for the Gallery!


Grand reopening of ArtCore Gallery

Join us on 27th May to celebrate the opening of our newly refurbished Gallery, Cafe & Studios on Albert St Derby!

6pm – 8pm – 8 Albert Street, Osnabruck Square, DE1 2DS

Artcore Gallery, Café and Shop have recently undergone an extensive
modern transformation with a more spacious layout and larger
windows that flood the area with natural light. Inside you will find our
Café, Shop, Artist Studios and maker spaces.

We are happy to announce that our whole building is now fully accessible with the
installation of a new lift. We welcome you for an evening of celebration were to come together, explore the building and the opening of our
latest exhibition! – Il.luminar

Book your place through this LINK


Phase Two announcement

We are proud to share the news that we have been awarded funding for the Phare Two Captial Programme from the Arts Council of England Investment Fund!

The fund supports cultural organisations across the country in transforming their buildings and equipment so they can operate safely post-pandemic, improve access, seize technological opportunities and reduce environmental impact giving more people the opportunity to enjoy high-quality cultural experiences.

We are overjoyed with this fantastic news and will start Phase 2 at the beginning of 2023. Thank you to the Arts Council of England for this incredible opportunity which will aid Artcore to become the cultural and arts hub of Derby!


Shifting Terrain Open Call

Shifting Terrains Invites All Women creatives to apply, responding to the gallery as a space for contact and exchange with each other and the audience to create encounters that result in new, unexpected and unpredictable outcomes.
We hope this residency will act as a testing ground for diverse practitioners and practices, embracing difference and avoiding homogenization to explore new territories, possibilities for future exchange and ways of being with each other.

Follow the LINK to find out more.


Artists Residencies

Il.luminar – Matt Woodham & Benjamin Shirley – Quirk

3rd of 3 residency exhibitions in partnership with NMG – Visit this LINK to see more.

Through this collaborative project, the two interdisciplinary artists have created a reconstruction of a kinetic interactive lantern from plans uncovered in manuscript fragments from the 7th and 16th centuries – Transforming Artcore Gallery into a truth illuminating lighthouse. This Proof of concept demonstrates a technology both new and old which promises to revolutionise decision making. Follow us on socials to keep up with the updates on this residency!


Derby Book Festival coming to ArtCore

Wednesday 25th May 11-12 PM

CEO of Disability Direct, Amo Raju has battled societal norms as a disabled man to take his place in the world. He has overcome many obstacles and assumptions thrown at him, and he has made a real difference to the community around him.

Join us at Artcore and engage with Amo who will be in conversation with former Derby Telegraph Editor, Neil White who is a board member for Disability Direct. For more information visit this LINK. 

Cathedral Peace Doves Project

Cathedral Dove Project 
We are so happy to have been partners in supporting this wonderful project. It is fantastic to finally see the doves flying!

Through this ambitious project, we worked with over 30 local community groups to decorate these doves with messages of peace, hope and harmony and to share these thoughts with the wider community of Derby. We have provided tours to the Cathedral with our video community groups for them to engage with the installation and connect with each other.

Artcore Cabin Information Point

Cabin Information Point

The Cabin on Osnabruck Square will be transformed into an information Kiosk for the lead up to and the opening of Artcore Gallery’s brand new refurbished space. A huge Artcore Gallery program brochure will be put up in the Cabin Windows in the city centre for local people to see and engage with.

It will display information on the upcoming programmes within the next few months of the Artcore Gallery program.

Visit our website to see all the upcoming events & projects: 



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