Art as Life. Day1. Derby Quad.

Session 1/6 of our new project, ‘Art is Life, A Practice for Everyday Life’, commissioned by The Derby Quad.

The session was led by David Booth, with assistance from Hannah Sarah Day. Together, they led participants through a  series of creative activities, introducing them to sculpture. They experimented with paper by bending, crumpling and shaping it into different forms using only paperclips. This simple exercise encouraged participants to use their imagination to solve problems.











































Using reclaimed materials, participants will make sculptural objects, inspired by Derbyshire’s pre and post industrial landscape. This project is aimed at those hoping to learn new skills and/or those hoping to enter the industry and meet professionals to enhance their knowledge about exhibition planning and making.


It’s not too late to join!


Cost: FREE. Book Here! 

Participation is voluntary. 



Focusing on the localised history of art and craft production, the project facilitates space for skill sharing and knowledge exchange through a series of intergenerational, intercultural workshops. The project provokes reflection on the skilled production of utilitarian objects and artisanal craftsmanship during the pre-industrialised period. The project explores the loss of community and individual identity, during an intense period of industrial change, when new communities arrived to serve within the textiles and hosiery mills and consequently settled. Working closely with the residents of Derbyshire, dialogues are created to foster better understanding between disparate groups, while encouraging new relationships and friendships across communities.


Workshops will take place between August – Sept and selected works will be displayed within QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces between: 29th September – 19th November 2017.