Events - 26 Oct 13
Bartholomew Beal, an emerging star of the arts world, is the current holder of the biennial Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award. He has translated stories and memories into atmospheric paintings with an ambiguous narrative of their own.
Through the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award 2013, young people in Derbyshire worked with Bartholomew Beal and Derby Museums to create their own portraits. Taking inspiration from this young, contemporary artist and our Joseph Wright collection, young people have produced work in their own, individual style.
Nostalgia has never been so popular, and this is your chance to learn some time-honoured traditional crafts from years gone by, including sewn lavender bags, rag-rugging, boxes made from birthday and Christmas cards and crocheted together, patchwork brooches and button necklaces.
With Halloween on the horizon, witches everywhere will be getting ready to enjoy themselves, so here’s your chance to join the fun by making your own miniature broom ready for the big day. Any brooms and their owners who get to the Mini-Maker Faire at the Silk Mill before the end of the day will receive a free gift.
In its heyday it was one of the most exclusive addresses in the whole of Derby and Pickford’s House still retains all the air of a grand Georgian townhouse. But what was it like to live there and what went on within its walls? Mrs Knightley, who was tenant of the house in 1815, takes us on a tour to explain all…
His painting of the Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery is one of the most-recognised pictures in the world, but what is it that made Joseph Wright, a painter from the humble streets of 18th Century Derby, such a success?
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED
Discover the emerging spaces at the Silk Mill as the ground floor is refurbished – part of the Re:Make the Museum programme during 2013/14.
The fabric and function of this iconic building are being revealed, as well as new views to connect dark spaces to the river.
Lace up your walking boots for a fascinating tour of Derby’s streets in the footsteps of Joseph Wright, the 18th Century artist whose world-renowned work was shaped by the places and the people he visited during the years he spent living in his home town.
The development of the Silk Mill (ground floor phase one) is progressing well and we have some very exciting projects underway. At each stage of the project we are eager to involve as many people as possible. One of the areas we are currently exploring is the way that we interpret our objects and we would love you to be a part of this process.
Members of the Derby Makers group, resident at the Silk Mill, will be on hand on Cathedral Green to share some of their projects and get you excited about what you might be able to make.
You may even bring your own ‘Makes’ to share and discuss with like-minded people!