Posts by: Artcore

Blog Sharpe's Pottery Museum

Visit 1: Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

On the 21st February, Artcore organised an exciting trip to Swadlincote for 22 people to visit Sharpe’s Pottery Museum. Sharpe’s Pottery originally made cheap household pots known as ‘yellow ware’ and ‘mocha ware’. The factory later switched to making water closets and wash basins. Participants considered the history of water…

In: Sharing Heritage

Workshops In Schools

Date: Feb 2014 – July 2014 Information to be confirmed. Contact Artcore at

In: Children & Water
Blog Preview ICCA

The Web Of Water Preview At The Atrium ICCA

On Saturday 25th January 2014 at The Atrium Gallery, ICCA, Artcore hosted the preview of the Web of Water art exhibition. English and Indian Artists explored the medium of ‘Graphic Novel’ to understand the theme: ‘The Web of Water’ and translated their perspectives into artworks. The Web of Water is…

In: Art Exhibitions
Blog Sally Pepper Radio Room

BBC Radio Derby – Sally Pepper – The Web Of Water

On 19th November 2013, Sandhya Bordawekar Gajjar (curator of Artcore’s project) went live on BBC Radio Derby – Sally Pepper’s show to talk about The Web of Water. Have a listen at the snippet clip from BBC Radio Derby:

In: Art Exhibitions

Bill Tidy Workshop

Drawing Everybody’s Attention ‘Drawing Everybody’s Attention’ is a fresh and innovative project funded by Awards for All using cartoons and illustrations to: • Develop powers of lateral thinking • Create integration between different nationalities • Develop a competitive spirit in a friendly environment • Reveal the power of cartoons as…

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Blog Artist Residency

Artist Residency

As a part of The Web of Water project, Niharika Dave, a young and talented Indian Artist is visiting Derby UK on a residency programme at Artcore England. She is busy working away, creating sculptures in clay that explore the broad themes related to water. The terracotta pot is the…

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Blog Artists Callout

Artists Callout

Expression of Interest Invited – Artists callout Artcore is encouraging professional artists to offer their perspectives on Water and create artworks in a contemporary and narrative art form, the Graphic Novel. The selected artworks will be exhibited at regional, national and international venues. The Graphic Novels will specifically offer artists…

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Blog Walk And Talk

Walk And Talk

Artcore delivered the ‘Walk and Talk’ session this week as part of the Web of Water project. We followed the trail of the River Derwent in Derby. Local historian Jane James gave us a whole new insight into the way the water was used and how it has dramatically shaped…

In: Sharing Heritage
Blog Derby Feste

Derby Feste

On the 28th September 2013, Artcore delivered activities on the theme of Water at Derby Feste as part of our larger project ‘The Web of Water’. Participants created different paper sculptures in the form of Origami in the Market Square. Participants got involved in the wonderful craft of origami and…

In: Sharing Heritage
Blog Derby Football County

Derby Football County

Artcore attended the Pride Park Stadium on the 21st of September 2013 to deliver an origami activity while promoting Derby Feste this Saturday. Families and individuals came along and made water related origami, and were in with a chance to enter their work into a competition, and get the artwork…

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