QUAD

QUAD, Derby QUAD

Q Arts and Metro Cinema have joined forces with Derby City Council to create a cultural partnership, which is set to reinforce Derby's growing reputation on the national cultural scene.

Our vision is for QUAD to be a dynamic, regional centre for contemporary visual arts and media, international in outlook, yet firmly rooted in Derby's unique cultural mix.

QUAD will be about creativity. It will promote excellence in visual arts, film and media and stimulate innovative and exciting collaborations between these and other creative enterprises. QUAD will do this through film and visual arts exhibition, production opportunities, facilities and studios, and participation, education and training programmes.

QUAD will be a welcoming and inspiring meeting place for all, bringing cultural vibrancy into the heart of Derby's city centre.

QUAD believes that everyone should have the chance to engage as both audiences and participants in the very best of visual arts and media.

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.

Acquisition

  • 27 June — 6 September 2015 *on now

This exhibition presents the work of four Midlands-based artists responding to the theme of ‘the Grand Tour’ and the period of the Enlightenment. Examining themes of tourism, class, scientific and cultural breakthroughs and seeking of knowledge, the artists reflect and consider with contemporary eyes this hugely significant period of history.

Each artist presents a unique narrative of thought, whether offering a critical and contemplative view on the inequality of the Grand Tour (a pursuit reserved exclusively for the rich and privileged), the dawn of tourism and its impacts or the search of the acquisition of knowledge. QUAD has also commissioned a new, interactive sound installation by artist Robin Newman which embraces the experimental, akin to the alchemists and scientists of the era, whilst also referencing the music and composers of the period.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/acquisition

Benedict Drew - KAPUT

  • 27 June — 6 September 2015 *on now

Oscillating between space tourism and the mystical power of sacred objects, between the scientific and the esoteric, this exhibition of new work by Benedict Drew questions different modes of learning and the power and privilege of the acquisition of knowledge.

Benedict Drew (b. 1977) works across video, sculpture, music and their associated technologies. He graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 2011 and was a LUX Associate Artist (2011/12).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/benedict-drew-kaput

FORMAT PhotoForum

  • 1 September — 15 December 2015

Joining us for our first session after our summer break is East Midlands-based photographer George Miles, author of multiple photographic monographs including the widely exhibited Views of Matlock Bath, published by Black Dog Publishing in 2014. Miles will speak about his practice to date, his inspirations and influences and his experience under the mentorship of the American master of photography, Stephen Shore.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5/£4 concessions

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/format-photoforum

susan pui san lok- RoCH Fans & Legends

  • 19 September — 15 November 2015

susan pui san lok premieres a new body of work titled RoCH Fans & Legends, commissioned by QUAD and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CfCCA), in partnership with Animate Projects and the University of Salford. Featuring single and multi-channel moving image works for gallery and online, RoCH draws on fan uploads of numerous adaptations of The Condor Trilogy (1957-61), a classic ‘new wuxia’ epic by Louis Cha aka Jin Yong, to explore some of its recurring tropes and translations – its fantasies, landscapes and archetypes, as well as its 'poor' and 'pidgin' iterations, in diasporic popular culture.

susan pui san lok's work ranges across installation, moving image, sound, performance and text, evolving out of interests in notions of nostalgia and aspiration, place and migration, translation and diaspora.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/susan-pui-san-lok-roch-fans-legends

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.

Derby Sketching Club Portrait Group

  • 30 July 2015 11am-1pm
  • 27 August 2015 11am-1pm
  • 24 September 2015 11am-1pm

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

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

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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