Exhibitions archive

Previous exhibitions at QUAD

QUAD’s Artistic programme includes local, national and internationally significant exhibitions, commissions and residencies.

We showcase work by local artists and students from University of Derby and beyond alongside professional practice opportunities and mentoring support for early and mid-career artists. Our regular programme of educational and creative wellbeing-focused workshops complement a range of contextual talks and events throughout the year. QUAD’s programme includes FORMAT International Photography Festival, one of the UK’s leading festivals of photography and related media.

A year-round programme of innovative curated exhibitions and arts events
Free entry to our exhibitions
Regular open calls and residencies

Exhibition archive


Renowned artist and musician Bill Drummond was invited to create this unique performance p...

25th Sep 2008 - 31st Jan 2009

Spiteful Of Dream

Inspired by Derby’s industrial and cultural history.

26th Sep 2008 - 18th Jan 2009

Don’t Stop Believing

A Season Exploring the Art of Participation

19th Dec 2008 - 15th Nov 2009

Magic Show

The premiere of a new Hayward Touring exhibition.

28th Feb 2009 - 31st Jan 2010

Prayer Project – Daphne Wright

Premiere of a new commission by Daphne Wright.

08th May 2009 - 27th Jun 2009

Waiting – Zheng Li

Zheng Li is a painter from China and was QUAD’s first artist in residence in QUAD Ar...

03rd Jul 2009 - 05th Sep 2009

The Elusive State of Happiness – Ian Breakwell

A major exhibition of the work of Derby-born Ian Breakwell (1943 – 2005)

13th Feb 2010 - 17th Apr 2010

Future Focus

Exhibition of emergent and established talents from the East Midlands.

08th May 2010 - 19th Jun 2010

Get creative

Workshops and courses for adults and young people, building skills and encouraging creativity in many different mediums

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