Lightseekers has been commissioned by The Derby QUAD, for a new project. Entitled ‘Art as Life. A Practice for everyday life’.


During this commission, we will focus on the region of Derbyshire and its localised history of art and craft production. The project facilitates space for participants to share skills and exchange knowledge 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. We will explore the loss of community and individual identity, during the 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 will be 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.