Create My World: Nature

Coming to QUAD Gallery from 22 July



Free Entry

11 July 2023

QUAD in Derby has announced its new summer exhibition, called Create My World: Nature, taking place over the six weeks holidays, from 22nd July until 2nd September.

Create My World: Nature will be an interactive exhibition experience for all ages, celebrating nature and creativity. Over six weeks holiday a virtual world will be created, populated with living creatures and plant life made from artworks generated by visitors through specially designed activity sheets and workshops. Participants of all ages can create their own beetles, bugs, butterflies and more as part of a QUAD digital ecosystem The designs will then be scanned and uploaded into a virtual 3D world and brought to life in projections across QUAD’s main Gallery. Using game controllers, visitors can then explore the world that has been created in a digital world of wonder!

In Gallery 2, Play & Display is a creative workshop room and extra exhibition space where visitors can grow and expand on ideas inspired by Create My World: Nature and to make more artworks that can be added into the virtual world. Play & Display invites visitors to reflect and respond to themes of nature and the environment, with new topics updated over the course of the exhibition to celebrate your creativity and love for nature.

The exhibitions will be accompanied by a programme of family activities throughout the summer holidays. These will include creative workshops from 3D animation and filmmaking to sculpting origami, craft and virtual activities, family-friendly Cine Kids film screenings, (all tickets £5) including Elemental, Mavka The Forest Song, Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken, Spiderman Across The Spiderverse and Transformers Rise Of The Beasts, plus special offers in the QUAD Café.

Create My World: Nature will be on display in Gallery 1 alongside Play & Display in Gallery 2 from 22nd July to 2nd September 2023. Both exhibitions are free to visit. For more info and opening times, see:

Create My World launches on Dinosaur Day in Derby Market Place, with free dinosaur-inspired activities and Cine Kids screenings of The Land Before Time!

QUAD’s Create My World is a fun family experience to unlock creativity, investing in culture for our young people. A festival of family activities during the summer holidays, from hands-on and virtual activities, cinema screenings and special café offers. Let’s inspire the next generation of innovators, creatives and artists!


QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film, a mixed arts venue based on the Market Place. QUAD is the city’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar. QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened in September in 2008 and is internationally recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts. QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme which is popular with visitors of all ages, with a reputation in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events. The venue organises FORMAT International Photography Festival and Derby Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England. QUAD is open daily from 10am, for more information please visit: For further information please contact QUAD’s Marketing & Audience Development Manager, Kathy Wilson on 01332 285422 /

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