QUAD

QUAD, Derby QUAD

QUAD is a Cinema, Gallery, Café Bar, Digital resource and Workshop accessible to anyone.

We are a creative hub that connects people and businesses to art and film and create opportunities for entertainment, education and participation. QUAD transforms lives through active participation in art and film.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Building opening 09:00 - 23:00 Monday - Sunday
Box Office 11:00 - 21:00 Monday - Sunday

Admission charges

Gallery, BFI Mediatheque free
Cinema £7.80- £5.00

Getting there

Exit M1 at J25, take the A52 towards Derby and follow signs to the City Centre / Cathedral Quarter. The nearest car park is the multi-storey Assembly Rooms, otherwise Chapel Street car park or Parksafe on Bold Lane are both a short walk away.

Derby is a famous rail centre with 31 fast daily services to London St Pancras, a journey that takes less than two hours. Direct rail services connect Derby with Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Plymouth and many other destinations.

Derby Train Station is just over one mile away from QUAD, so it is a quick taxi journey or a 15-minute walk.

East Midlands Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from QUAD and Birmingham International Airport is about a 45 minute drive, providing extensive air links to most European and worldwide destinations.

Additional info

There is a hoist, please bring your own harness. The battery is stored behind reception, please ask to use it.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
abscract colours and shaped - rough and smooth looking texture

ANIMATE OPEN: PARTS & LABOUR

  • 28 November 2015 — 11 December 2017 *on now

(ANIMATE OPEN: PARTS & LABOUR
Until 24th January 2016
QUAD Gallery

The Parts & Labour exhibition sets out to celebrate, subvert and confound our expectations of what animation is, bringing together different artistic approaches that connect through their exploration of the concept of animation as craft. It features 21 cutting edge animated films selected from an international open call that attracted 198 entries. The works are grouped under three headings: Industry, Manufacture and Material. Artist include: Kristian Andrews, Jane Cheadle, Sophie Clements, James Duesing, Richard Fenwick, Martial Guillaume, Vicky Smith, Catherine Anyango, Jake Fried, Jonathan Gillie, Michaela Grill, Rui Hu, Wednesday Kim, Peter Millard, Edwin Rostron, Steven Subotnick, Sebastian Buerkner, Kent Lambert, David Theobald, Sean Vicary, Alan Warburton.

Parts & Labour explores the idea of animation as something that is made – whether physically, digitally, or both – and is evidence that animation is a medium at the forefront of artistic and creative innovation, and the development of new techniques and approaches. The exhibition champions the animation artist and maker, and highlights their work and skill.

Special Screenings
During the course of the exhibition there are three special screenings in the Gallery of work by Steve Reinke, Harun Farocki, and Am1nation - one minute animations by 30 of the UK’s leading animation artists, originally curated by London Animation Club’s Martin Pickles for One Minute Hull.
Animate OPEN Prize
The Animate OPEN Prize of £1,500 is awarded to American artist Jake Fried, for his film Brain Lapse (2014). The Animate OPEN Jury was: Louise Clements (Artistic Director, QUAD), Ruth Jarman (artist, Semiconductor), Chris Robinson (Artistic Director, Ottawa International Animation Festival) and Gary Thomas (Animate Projects).

Audience Prize
An Audience Prize of £750 will be selected by visitors to the exhibition at QUAD.
Following the gallery exhibition at QUAD, a selection of works will be shown online at www.animateprojects.org , and in cinemas as part of Move It, Animate’s new touring initiative.
Parts & Labour is a collaboration between Animate Projects and QUAD.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/animate-open-parts-labour

Wellcome Image Awards

  • 6 February — 6 March 2016 *on now

Come closer and see some of the breathtaking imagery that science can generate. These 20 award-winning images, created using cutting-edge techniques, bring to life the vibrancy of a world of science normally hidden to the naked eye.

Wellcome Images is one of the world’s richest and most distinctive image collections, covering themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science. Explore through QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces the stories behind some of these images for yourself.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/wellcome-image-awards-2015

Silent Signal

  • 6 February — 6 March 2016 *on now

Our bodies perform a soundless internal dialogue between cells using the universal cypher of genetics. These signals are fundamental to how our bodies operate and how they adapt to fight disease. Silent Signal is an inspiring group exhibition of newly commissioned animated work that explores the science of genetics, cell biology, immunology and epidemiology.

Silent Signal takes you on a journey: starting at the microcosm of the infection fighting internal landscapes of our cells, through the personal experiences and opinions of individuals and scientists, to the application of the research in the wider world of infectious disease modelling and genome code sequencing. The works raises questions about what our genetic code is, how our immune system functions, how disease is spread, and what the future applications and impact of the research into these areas might be for us all.

Each work is the result of an artist closely collaborating with a scientist over a period of two years to produce an artistic response to their scientific research. The pairs have also explored the similarities and differences in the way they work and the technologies that they both use.

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/silent-signal

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
female portrait sketch

Derby Sketching Club Portrait Group

  • 26 November 2015 — 11 February 2017 *on now

Derby Sketching Club host this portrait model drawing session. A small donation is required for to cover the costs of the model. Please bring your own drawing equipment.

Derby Sketching Club was founded in 1887 by a group of enthusiastic and talented young men. The founders aimed to provide a place where they and others could work, sharing their interest in painting and sketching.
The aim of Derby Sketching Club is to encourage anybody with an interest in art, stating that “You don’t need to be an artist to join any of our groups: all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to succeed.”

The programme includes demonstrations, workshops and sessions for portrait, life and still life.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Small donation is required to cover the costs of the model.

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/regular-event/derby-sketching-club-portrait-group

brightly coloured illustration of animals

Steve Reinke: Rib Gets In The Way (18) Gallery Film Screening

  • 9 January — 1 September 2016 *on now

Rib Gets In The Way (52' 15", 2014), narrated in the first person by Reinke, addresses mortality, the body, the archive, and the embodiment of a life’s work. The final and longest section of the video presents an animated children’s adaptation of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883–85). Explaining the motivation behind this long-planned project, Reinke notes, ‘Nietzsche is the only fun, reasonable way out of any moral or political quagmire’. The hand drawn animations in this and earlier sections of the video are by Jessie Mott, a visual artist and writer whose work consistently engages a menagerie of human, animal, and celestial forms and with whom Reinke has collaborated on several previous videos.

Steve Reinke was born in a village in northern Ontario, Canada, and is an artist and writer best known for his videos. His work is screened widely and is in several collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Canada’s National Gallery in Ottawa. His tapes typically have diaristic or collage formats, and his autobiographical voiceovers share his desires and pop culture appraisals with endearing wit. He has also co-edited several books, including Lux: A Decade of Artists' Film and Video (with Tom Taylor, 2000), and The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema (with Chris Gehman, 2005).

18+ ONLY Warning: this films contains adult content that some viewers may find distressing

FREE, booking essential

Saturday 9 January, 6:00pm QUAD Gallery

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/steve-reinke-rib-gets-way-18

Getting there

Exit M1 at J25, take the A52 towards Derby and follow signs to the City Centre / Cathedral Quarter. The nearest car park is the multi-storey Assembly Rooms, otherwise Chapel Street car park or Parksafe on Bold Lane are both a short walk away.

Derby is a famous rail centre with 31 fast daily services to London St Pancras, a journey that takes less than two hours. Direct rail services connect Derby with Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Plymouth and many other destinations.

Derby Train Station is just over one mile away from QUAD, so it is a quick taxi journey or a 15-minute walk.

East Midlands Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from QUAD and Birmingham International Airport is about a 45 minute drive, providing extensive air links to most European and worldwide destinations.

QUAD
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 3AS
England

Website

www.derbyquad.co.uk

E-mail

info@derbyquad.co.uk

Telephone

Box Office

01332 290 606

Admin

01332 285 444

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