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Good News Stories

Thu, 26/10/2023 - 13:37

A chance to catch up with the goings on of some of our tenants and members...


Jane Murdock – Recently graduated on the 29th of September 2023 with an MA Fine Art from University for the Creative Arts. 

Jane’s studies have changed her art from that of being textile based (she graduated in December 2021 with a BA Hons Textiles) to that of primarily, soft pastels within a broader interdisciplinary practice. The MA also enabled a much deeper investigation into concepts and dialogue around the human-fungal interspecies relationships which is ongoing within her practice and which she is considering taking forward into PhD study. 


Claire Zwozny-Bestwick - a shoot that features Claire’s copper jewellery and hair accessories has been published by Unconventional Wedding. The shoot was appropriately published on Friday 13th, highlighting the theme of ‘Woodland Gothic Weddings’, you can see some of Claire’s work and read the article here Woodland Gothic Wedding at Upthorpe Wood ⋆ Unconventional Wedding 


Abbie Sunter & James Pettinger – our long-time resident ceramic artist and potter, Abbie and James have both been accepted into an exciting new Ceramics fair based right here in Derby. The TOASTED ceramics fair will be hosted by Derby Museum and Art Gallery on the Wardwick in March 2024. There will be 37 potters showcasing their work in a wide range of domestic, decorative, thrown, sculpted and designed ceramics. There will lots of potters to buy from as well as some of them doing talks, workshops and demonstrations to inspired and learn from. Follow @toastedceramicfair on social media to find out more.  


LST Studio - LST Studio are looking to expand their family further! If you’re a tattoo artist looking for a chilled environment to work in Derby (part time or full time) please drop an e-Mail to them at [email protected] with a little brief about yourself and your portfolio/instagram. [This is not an advertisement for an apprenticeship position] LST are a private studio so a client base would be needed. Come join these silly gooses, they have snacks & some exciting new future tricks up their sleeves. Working alongside @laurensoutherntattoo @lostsoletattooer and @bymidnightoiltattoo 


Linda Dent-Mitchell - Linda has had two paintings accepted for the Lingering Memories exhibition at Old Fox Yard Gallery, Suffolk, 17 Nov - 6th Dec. She also recieved a special message from gallery owner Dr Kevina Badoye saying, ‘really good to have you as part of this new show as the high quality and presentation of your works are always very much appreciated.’


  • Dawn Wesselby won the Student Residency in 2022. She has developed her artistic potential with the support availabl… https://t.co/QjdVIzaXf5 1 year 1 month ago