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East Midlands Graduate Showcase – Opening Night

30th January 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Opening Night: 30/01/2020 17:30 – 19:30
Exhibition Dates: 31/01/2020 – 22/02/2020 11:00 – 17:00
Venue: Artcore Gallery, 8 Albert St, Derby, DE1 2DS

Feature Artists
Jenny Bramley (Derby), Sinead Kerr (DMU), Rachel Phillips (Loughborough), Theodora Prassa (NTU), Thomas Wynne (Derby)

The artists have a range of different focuses and media within their art practices, showcasing the creativity of regional artists.

Jenny Bramley creates site-specific interventions using simple processes and materials; The space, walls and/or other surfaces determine the work created. Rachel Phillips is motivated by current environmental issues, creating original collages that explore the tactility and range of aesthetic qualities found in consumer plastics. The disposable materials are collected and elevated into the field of fine art to reframe its context and dislocate a viewer’s perception. Sinead Kerr is interested in how the creative process negotiates space, light, architectural boundaries or obstacles in a space. Theodora Prassa uses everyday life materials in a multidimensional way that opens to different interpretations, creating a dialogue between the viewer and the work. Thomas Wynne’s artistic practice is primarily focused on the themes of truth and veracity of the photographic medium through the conceptual representation of landscape with particular reference to the presence of both the photographer and the viewer.

The residency has supported the artists to develop into the next generation of professional creatives in the region through small group and individual mentoring and training, giving them the skills and knowledge to succeed in the art world. Working in partnership with University of Derby and other East Midlands universities, the exhibition provides a platform to bridge the transition from University to arts professional.

Join us to celebrate the up-and-coming creative talent in the East Midlands. The opening night will provide an opportunity to meet the artists, and gain an insight into the methodologies they are exploring.

We are also pleased to host two ‘Show & Tell’ artists events as part of the Residency. This is a great opportunity to learn about themes being explored in contemporary art, to meet the artists, and gain an insight into the methodologies they are exploring. All artists can benefit from support, advice, critique and feedback on their practice, so join us to get involved in our artist residency process.

17th & 24th January 3-5pm, Artcore Gallery, 8 Albert St, Osnabruck Sq, Derby, DE1 2DS

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Show and Tell



30th January 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Artcore Gallery
8 Albert Street, Osnabruck Square
Derby, DE1 2DS United Kingdom

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