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.
Man wearing white pants with his head in a bright red fungus blog that is spread across the ceiling

FORMAT International Photography Festival: reGeneration3

  • 26 March — 12 June 2016 *on now

FORMAT International Photography Festival Off Year Programme
QUAD Gallery & Extra Gallery Spaces
26 March - 12 June 2016

reGeneration3 brings together 50 artists from 25 different nationalities, representing some 40 international art institutions. The works in the exhibition are distinguished by their innovative multidisciplinary approach, ranging from printing and photographic series, artists’ photobooks, multimedia installations, projections, and performance to on-site installations.

This is the third edition of reGeneration, an exhibition project launched by the Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2005, with the second edition in 2010, devoted to the international emerging photographic scene. Following the model of the two previous editions, 350 art schools and centres for artistic training around the world were contacted to send the work of their 5 most promising students.

The exhibition is divided into three thematic sections: ‘documentary subjects’, ‘new expressions’ and ‘the question of memory and the dematerialisation of the image’. The 50 artists selected encompass a broad vision of the interests and practices of the emerging artistic scene, selected on both a visual and theoretical basis to represent the diversity of photography today. The participating artists come from a wide range of countries: India, Poland, Czech Republic, Cambodia, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The following artists are included in the exhibition:
Magdalena Baranya (CH), Emile Barret (FR), Mohit Bhatia (IN), Giacomo Bianchetti (CH), Rachel Boillot (US), Jan Brykczyński (PL), Delphine Burtin (CH/FR), Juno Calypso (UK), Rachel Cox (US), Angélica Dass (BR/ES), Emilie De Battista (CH), Michael Etzensperger (CH), Veronika Geiger (DK), Anna Gutová et Gabriel Fragner (CZ), Artur Gutowski (PL), Elizabeth Hewson (UK), Karl Isakson (SE), Jung A Kim (KR), Jonna Kina (FI), Karel Koplimets (EE), Marek Kucharski et Diana Lelonek (PL), Ola Lanko (UA), Jae Hoon Lee (KR), Michael Liani (IL), Silin Liu (CN), Emily Macinnes (UK), Robert Mainka (PL), Irene Muñoz Martin (ES), Loan Nguyen (CH/FR), Nobukho Nqaba (ZA), Martyna Pawlak (FR/PL), Emilio Pemjean (ES/CL), Constance et Philippine Proux (FR), Laurence Rasti (CH), Simon Rimaz (CH), Jacinthe Robillard (CA), Paul Samuels (ZA), Ulrike Schmitz (DE), Juuke Schoorl (NL), Corinne Silva (UK), Sara Skorgan Teigen (NO), Gaia Squarci (IT), Harit Srikhao (TH), Benjamin Swanson (UK), Jennifer Thoreson (US), Sinan Tuncay (TR), Matt Waples (CA), Piotr Zbierski (PL), Tereza Zelenkova (CZ), Li Zhi (CN).

reGeneration3 is curated by Anne Lacoste, assisted by Lydia Dorner and Emilie Delcambre, from the Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne, Switzerland). The exhibition is supported by the Swiss Cultural Fund, UK and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. The accompanying catalogue, edited by Skira and the Musée de l’Elysée integrates augmented reality.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.formatfestival.com/events/exhibition-regeneration3

Doug Fishbone's Leisureland Golf - black text in front of cartoon gold course.

Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf at QUAD, Derby

  • 1 July — 4 September 2016

In the summer of 2016 Doug Fishbone will transforms QUAD’s galleries into a playful environment, taking visitors on an amusing and thought-provoking journey as they navigate an artist-designed mini-golf course.

The artists include: Turner Prize nominee, Yinka Shonibare MBE, John Akomfrah OBE, Hetain Patel, Yara El-Sherbini, Ellie Harrison, Candice Jacobs, Lindsay Seers, Eyal Weizman, Reactor and Doug Fishbone himself. The installation uses the fun and accessible game of mini-golf as a powerful tool for questioning the leisure industry and society's compulsion for consumption whilst also addressing other important cultural topics from migration to global warming and globalisation. Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf was originally commissioned by EM15*, a collective of arts organisations from the East Midlands, for the 56th Venice Biennale. www.em15venice.co.uk

Accompanying Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf will be a presentation of Sunscreen, an online project of 40 digital artworks in the form of downloadable screensavers which visitors to the Sunscreen website are invited to select and install onto their own work stations for free. Conceived by Candice Jacobs, Sunscreen explores the role of the internet in both work and leisure. It considers how our tastes, aspirations and value systems are controlled through consumerism. Each of the 40 Sunscreen artists has a connection to the East Midlands region. http://sun-screen.uk

*EM15, is a collective of arts organisations from the East Midlands comprising of New Art Exchange, QUAD, One Thoresby Street and Beacon Art Project with support from Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. Leisure Land Golf will be on display at New Art Exchange 2 April – 19 June 2016.

Supported by Balls2Marketing www.balls2marketing.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

FREE to visit, £2 per play, £5 for families

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/doug-fishbone%E2%80%99s-leisure-land-golf.aspx

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

Love eyes emoticon smiley face

Get Real Discussions: Is Love Rational?

  • 11 May 2016 6:30-8:30pm

Is love rational? Is it an appropriate response to someone’s qualities? Or is there an essential irrational element to love? And if so, how should we react to this irrationality at the heart of our lives? Join Dr Joe Saunders and Andrew Garford Moore as they explore the nature of love, discussing these questions and more.

The discussion will be informal, will not assume any prior knowledge and is open to all. Audience participation is very much encouraged but not essential. This is a great opportunity to think and talk about some of the questions raised by this fascinating topic.

Get Real is hosted by Philosopher Andrew Garford Moore: andrewgarfordmoore.wordpress.com

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/special-event/get-real-discussions--is-love-rational-.aspx

A young boy blows a bubblegum bubble in front of a small truck covered in images of a politician carries a man with a megaphone.

FORMAT Photoforum Talks: Open Session with Paul Hill MBE

  • 12 May 2016 6:30-8:30pm

We invite you to share your work and gain valuable advice and guidance from photographer, author and teacher, Paul Hill MBE in this open session.

The work may provoke lively discussions about the issues the pictures raise. Who knows? But you will certainly have the opportunity to ‘expose yourself’ in front of an informed audience of fellow practitioners and enthusiasts, and get the sort of feedback that may help move the work forward, or even get it published or exhibited.

If you want to show your work (maximum 12 images - as files or prints - to give an opportunity for discussion), please contact Paul in advance at paul@hillonphotography.co.uk

www.hillonphotography.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5/4 (concessions)

Website

http://www.formatfestival.com/events/format-photoforum-open-session

A woman stands desk to a window obscured by drawn curtains. She is wearing an electronic anti-wrinkle mask. on the sofa to her lift is a bottle of baby oil and a tin of cold meat.

FORMAT Photoforum Talks: Juno Calypso

  • 9 June 2016 6:30-8:30pm

Juno Calypso is an award-winning photographer whose practice primarily involves self-portraiture, in which she stages herself as a fictional character named Joyce. Confining herself to rented bedrooms and honeymoon suites, Calypso performs solitary studies into modern rituals of seduction and the laboured construction of femininity.

In her work, objects once perceived as radical, fun and nutritious – an electronic anti-wrinkle mask, computer equipment from the 1980s, baby oil, a tin of cold meat – have become joyless and oppressive. The character of Joyce appears alone, consumed by artifice. Her glazed appearance acting as a mirror to the exhaustion felt whilst bearing the dead weight of constructed femininity.

In 2015, Calypso received the BJP International Photography Award and features in the FORMAT International Photography Festival off year exhibition reGeneration3 in QUAD Gallery.

Tickets £5, £4 Members & concessions

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 or £4 members and concessions

Website

http://www.formatfestival.com/events/format-photoforum-juno-calypso

3 old printed black and white photographs of people

Uncertain States presents: Keepers of Culture Considering Photographic Collections

  • 10 June 2016 10am-4pm

Uncertain States bring together artists, collectors, curators and archivists in a day of discussion around the role and artistic importance of the collector and collections within the context of fine art photography. Collections - in any form, private or public play a unique and crucial part in the documentation of contemporary visual culture. In open discussion, speakers and audience will consider the artistic influence of these collections. Who is collecting, where are the collections being held and what and why work is preserved.

The day aims to encourage the audience that collecting can be a creative experience open to all and a superb entry level for anyone with the aspiration to start their own art collection.

Speakers include galleriest and curator Zelda Cheatle, archivist Pete James, writer and curator Camilla Brown, artist and academic Richard Sawdon-Smith.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Early Bird Concession: £8
Early Bird Standard: £15
Concession: £10
Standard: £22

Website

http://www.formatfestival.com/events/keepers-culture-considering-photographic-collections

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

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Website

www.derbyquad.co.uk

E-mail

info@derbyquad.co.uk

Telephone

Box Office

01332 290 606

Admin

01332 285 444

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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