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FORMAT23 Exhibitions | There’s still time to visit!





FORMAT23 Exhibitions

There’s still time to visit!


Our two main FORMAT23 Exhibitions are still on display so don’t miss your chance to visit.


Radical Souls, QUAD

Until Sunday 2 July



Exhibition Radical Souls, QUAD, Derby. Image by Emily Jones.


Gallery Opening Times
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Sunday – 12pm – 6pm

Featuring artists Cecelia Bengolea (Argentina), Dele Adeyamo (UK), Luciana Demichelis (Argentina) and Volta Yang (China) Radical Souls explores how dance, in its limitless forms, is used as a revolutionary tool for expressing self-identity, reaching out for freedom and communicating experiences which transcend the abilities of spoken language.


Radical Souls Curatorial Tour

Saturday 1 July, 11am – 12pm


Join curator Niamh Treacy for an in-person tour and talk about the exhibition Radical Souls. This informative talk will see Niamh delve into the works on display and discuss her curatorial overview. Niamh Treacy is the FORMAT Curator and Coordinator.


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A Perfect Sentence by Oliver Frank Chanarin, Museum of Making

Until Sunday 3 September



Exhibition A Perfect Sentence, Museum of Making. Image by Emily Jones.


Gallery Opening Times
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday – 10am – 4pm

A Perfect Sentence explores the shifting terrain of documentary photography: our drive for attention, the complexity of being seen and our anxiety of being overlooked. Commissioned and produced by contemporary arts organisation Forma, with eight partners, A Perfect Sentence is Oliver Frank Chanarin’s first UK solo exhibition and will see multiple presentations across the country, public acquisitions, a digital platform and a publication.


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News From Our Friends


Picturing High Streets: Celebrating Bus Stop Stories in an England-Wide Outdoor Exhibition



As part of the ongoing Picturing High Streets photography exhibition that celebrates and documents UK high streets, Clear Channel, one of the UK’s leading Out of Home media and infrastructure companies announce a new photography competition in partnership with Historic England and Photoworks: ‘Picturing High Streets – Bus Stop Stories’

Over the next two weeks, everyone is invited to submit their bus stop story by posting their own photographs on Instagram using #PicturingHighStreets.

Deadline 20 June


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No Jobs In The Arts – Issue #7



For their seventh issue No Jobs In The Arts invited submissions from early-career creatives, exploring sustainability and the environment. The artwork featured in Issue #7 of No Jobs in the Arts’ zine is a culmination of cyclical choices, created to re-imagine the hydrological cycle, through the lens of a sensory journey between water, earth, and air.


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WAR was never my CHOICE



Exhibition Installation Friday 7th July 2023, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Birmingham based arts organisations Centrala and GRAIN Projects, have been working with young people from Ukraine, who settled in Birmingham just after the outbreak of the war. Over a period of six months the young people have worked with internationally acclaimed artist Mark Neville, attended workshops and made images that are a reflection on their experience, having left their homes to seek safety.


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PHOTOFUSION is seeking to appoint a Director


Deadline midnight 16th July 2023

Photofusion is seeking to appoint a Director to lead the organisation.  A strategic, creative and ambitious individual who can build on Photofusion’s important legacy and lead the team at this exciting time of development and opportunity is sought. The Director will encourage a deeper understanding and engagement with photography and its value to society through strong leadership and vision.


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FORMAT is organised by QUAD and the University of Derby, and is supported by Arts Council England, Derby City Council and multiple partners from the UK and abroad.




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