Arboretum Arts
Arboretum Park Orangery Artist Residency Programme
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Featured Artist(s) in Residence

Exhibiting: August 2017

Touch Wood
A creative landscape project exploring the potential of nature to create art using foraged materials collected from the arboretum park.
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Past Artist(s) in Residence

Exhibiting: June 2017

Diana Shepherd

Erewash Canal
Diana Shepherd will be exhibiting her work created at Maltby's Creative Mill Ilkeston throughout June.

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Exhibiting: June 2017

Diana Shepherd

Winter Into Spring
Diana worked with three groups making decorative hangings inspired by the change of season. This work will also be displayed until the end of June.

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Artist in Residence

Claye Bowler

Claye Bowler is an artist currently working and studying in Yorkshire. Predominantly working with drawing, sculpture and (interactive) performance, whilst using textile techniques and processes which gives their work a different angle and added detail.

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Exhibiting:February - March 2017

THAILAND
Diana Shepherd


During the end of 2016, Diana created work at ComPeung Artists Residency Programme, Thailand. Her work is displayed in the Orangery until March and will then be exhibited at Derby Royal Hospital until September.

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Rosalind Pounder and John Blakemore
Exhibiting: November 2016 - January 2017

Into Winter

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Diana Shepherd
Exhibiting: October 2016

Artist in residence Diana Shepherd will be hosting three big draw events every Friday in October 11-3pm.

She is currently exhibiting recent drawings in the Orangery and you will be able to either participate in the 'STEAM' theme for this years big draw or simply come along and do your own thing.

Diana is currently working on an Arts Council project which involves drawing in a variety of venues and would be happy to discuss the most recent work which was inspired by Elvaston Castle and Attenborough Nature reserve.

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Duncan Pass

Exhibiting: 5th - 27th September

Duncan will be creating prints on a hand-built printing press made of an old mangle. He will have examples of his work on display and you can call in to chat to him while he is there.

He will also be running free drop-in printmaking sessions for the public so you can have a go at making your own prints. All materials will be provided.

For his prints, Duncan uses two presses he designed and built himself with the help of a local engineering firm, who manufactured the components. One is a roller press with a 6’diameter star wheel, constructed from RSJ girders, the insides of railway wagon wheels and motorcycle chains. The other uses bottlejacks for compression and landrover springs for the return. He also uses two small Victorian book presses which he found in an antiques emporium and two converted mangles.

His methods combine traditional woodcut techniques with both modern and traditional materials. For his larger pieces he makes printing plates out of MDF and engineering plastic. His smaller plates are made out of boxwood, which has been used by printmakers for hundreds of years.

His images are inspired by landscape, nature, myths and legends, history, industry and his faithful studio assistants, ex-racing greyhounds Kelly and Gunner.

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