Under the Walnut Tree

29 October 2022

Artcore’s Cabin sits underneath a magnificent walnut tree. The tree has been dropping its fruits loudly on the Cabin’s roof when I have been sitting inside, whilst contemplating ideas for my residency on the relationship and rupture between ‘nature’ and ‘culture’. This proved impossible to ignore.   Artcore Cabin, Derby city centre I started to […]

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Seeds to Home : Artcore Residency

10 October 2022

Seeds to home: My name is Tarla Patel, I am a Contemporary Artist based in Coventry, I am also the custodian of my family’s photography archive, which has greatly influenced my direction of work, the Masterji Photography archive. Memory, space, and identity primarily run through my arts practice, the stories of migration and how it […]

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The Great Divide: Cryptic Painting

1 October 2022

For the residency Partition Parables at Artcore, visual artist Rachel Magdeburg will be exploring the lingering rift in contemporary Western society between nature and culture, which is arguably responsible for the exploitation of the natural world, compounding exceptionalism that sets humans apart. This partition will act as the starting point for a new series of […]

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Future Endeavours Project Finished – BBC Children In Need

28 July 2022
Future Endeavours Project Finished – BBC Children In Need

In July, Artcore completed our BBC Children in Need funded Future Endeavours project with a fun yet impactful exploration of climate change. Future Endeavours was an 18-month project for young people in Derby to collaborate, explore different mediums and engage with STEM subjects through art. The work the young people created with artist Ryan Heath […]

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Artcore Awarded Prestigious CIP Grant!

10 May 2022
Artcore Awarded Prestigious CIP Grant!

Artcore, Derby awarded prestigious CIP grant! Artcore, Derby, has been awarded the prestigious CIP Grant from the Arts Council England. Under the Grant, Artcore will receive £250K. Artcore is among 66 cultural organisations across the country to benefit from a share of over £22.7 million from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme. This funding comes […]

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Power To Empower Celebration

24 January 2022
Power To Empower Celebration

Congratulations to all the participants & artists who took part in our wonderful Power To Empower course which has now come to an end! It has been such an empowering journey, seeing how each participant has grown and learned valuable skills through their craft. Thank you to all the artists who came and brought their […]

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Power to Empower

19 January 2022
Power to Empower

Power to Empower is a craft-based employability course exclusively for adults living in Derbyshire who are not in employment, education or training.  Through this course, participants will learn craft making skills, develop knowledge of branding, packaging and selling work as well as exploring pathways to establish small businesses. Participants will be led through artist workshops designed to teach new skills, build confidence and facilitate a strong and supportive network of fellow makers. 

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