Cabin Fever is a series of 1 month long residencies over the duration of 6 months, which offers artists an opportunity to test out ideas and make new work within a cabin, located on Osnabruck Square. We are looking for artists who will creatively engage members of the public, run public workshops and celebrate Derby’s people and communities.

As a result of the first and now second lockdown, many of us have had to spend time in isolation and confined in our homes. We invited artists in Derby to respond to this theme by literally taking up residence in our cabin in Derby City Centre.

We have selected the first two artists to be in residence – Nicki Dennett & Dan Webber! We will be updating our website soon with further details.

About the Artists

Nicki Dennett

Nicki is a printmaker who likes to mix images and text together to create a story across a series of prints. She often uses an old wooden type set and metal type to create text within her images. She will be running workshops where anyone can come in and print images and create text, telling their own stories of how they have been spending their time, in a positive way, during the pandemic, and would like to create a book or magazine as well as an exhibition of the work that people make.

Check Nicki’s Blog


Dan Webber

Dan is an award-winning LGBTQ+ poet, producer, events co-ordinator and promoter. Earlier in 2020 Dan created a project called The Derby Witness, a poetry and street art trail written in response to the Coronavirus lockdown. The work consisted of 49 lines of text submitted by members of the public, summing up their experiences of the UK wide National Lockdowns of 2020.

Check Dan’s Blog


We are still accepting applications from artists, makers and producers for our residency Cabin Fever – visit here to apply:–callout-for-artists-in-residence/5008

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