QUAD

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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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.
BEYOND

BEYOND

  • 20 September — 23 November 2014 *on now

QUAD’s SUPERNATURAL season is about more than ‘things that go bump in the night’. Featuring AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED by Susan MacWilliam, and the group show BEYOND, as well as film screenings, live events and educational workshops – this is a season for sceptics and believers alike.

BEYOND is an exhibition that explores aspects of the supernatural through the work of contemporary artists and historical material. While science is increasingly used to provide explanation for previously enigmatic phenomena, the supernatural nevertheless remains a ubiquitous part of everyday life and a long used stimulus for artistic and academic endeavour. Offering creative interpretations of the downright uncanny, unexplainable, and seemingly miraculous these intriguing works explore the rich realm of the unknown through contemporary art.

Artists: Anna Flemming, Bogdan Catalin Cazacioc, Chip Rountree, Chloe Ashley, Christopher Webster van Tonder, Daisy Delaney, David Favrod, Feng-Ru Lee, Ingrid Ung, Jacquelene Drinkall, Laura Wilkinson, Paula Chambers, Susan Plover, Thomas Rousset & Raphaël Verona, Wayne Burrows, and Yvette Monahan.

While science is increasingly able to offer alternative explanations for previously mysterious phenomena; supernatural occurrences, the inexplicable, and the uncanny continue to be a ubiquitous part of everyday life. Recognizing that the supernatural has long been a stimulus for artistic and academic endeavour, BEYOND showcases a broad range of artistic and documentary practices that explore and investigate the unexplained.

Selected through an international open call, each work presents a unique perspective on this often provocative subject. Delving into fortune telling, prophecies, ghostly presences, and ritual practices, BEYOND transforms QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces by offering an eclectic range of considered responses to the season theme.

BEYOND is curated by Michael Sargeant and Sarah Watson.

Website

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

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Susan MacWilliam - AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED

  • 20 September — 23 November 2014 *on now

QUAD’s SUPERNATURAL season is about more than ‘things that go bump in the night’. Featuring AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED by Susan MacWilliam, and the group show BEYOND, as well as film screenings, live events and educational workshops – this is a season for sceptics and believers alike.

AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED is a body of sculpture and video work that considers the historic and groundbreaking experimental ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) and telepathy work of parapsychologist Dr JB Rhine. With a fascination in the researcher’s quest for answers and proof Susan MacWilliam reflects on the work, experimental apparatus, lives and personalities of those involved in parapsychology – a subject falling beyond the ‘normal’ fields of science and psychology.

The video work AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED features the voices of historic and now dead figures from the fields of psychology and parapsychology, discussing the importance of exactness, precision and scientific rigour, and the role of parapsychology, and ESP and telepathy research in relation to developments in statistics and mathematics. Dr Seymour Mauskopf (Professor Emeritus of History, Duke University) refers to ESP experiments conducted by Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, and speculates on the transformative experience of looking back at Earth while standing on the Moon. While reflecting on the laboratory research of Dr JB Rhine AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED explores our attempts to understand the world through asking questions. The video considers the ways in which we think about the world and our place within it; our desire to read something deeper into coincidence, and the belief that perhaps there is more to the world than simply ‘matter in motion’. The imagery of book covers features in both the sculpture and video work. Through their communication of ideas from writer (sender) to reader (receiver) books are considered as telepathic devices; functioning as portals to knowledge and a means of navigating and making sense of the world. The installation Book Spheres presents an expansive vista which indulges in the graphic qualities and designs of parapsychology book covers. Drawing on the aesthetics of handmade experimental research apparatus the sculptural work Apparatusphere makes reference to mechanical orrery models. www.susanmacwilliam.com

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/susan-macwilliam-answer-expected

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.

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