Early Parable Partition residency ideas

Camouflage Trees At the start of the residency, I was really interested in the huge tree planters that line the street on my way from the railway station to Artcore’s Albert Street premises. These seemed to look like camouflage trees – artificial trees used in warfare to hide gun posts...

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New Technology – Memories

          These images have been taken from Dall-e, I have taken small paragraphs  from the audio recordings of the stories I have collected for Seeds to Home. The AI has created was the image might be, a poor rendition in some or one that it is...

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Seeds to Home Portraits and stories told

Potraits taken in Diwali, as part of my Artcore residence, In the week leading to Diwali, I went and visited the regular Wednesday art group, at the Charnwood place and spoke to some of the individuals in the group. I asked if they could tell me a time, where they...

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Diwali Artcore

Diwali Celebrations at Artcore on a wet and rainy evening on the 21st October. The rain did not dampen the bright lights and colours. It was great to be part of the Artcore celebrations in Derby city centre. There were speeches, and dance performaces. I was located in the cabin,...

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Camouflage Literature

  As part of my residency at Artcore, I have been reading around the theme of camouflage in the books above. Each publication provides a slightly different focus, ranging from general literature and history of camouflage across art, science and the military, to contemporary academic research across disciplines. I am...

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Under the Walnut Tree

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...

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Seeds to Home : Artcore Residency

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...

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The Great Divide: Cryptic Painting

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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