FORMAT24 Presents – FORMAT International Photography Festival

FORMAT24 Presents

Launch – Friday 15 March, 6:30pm, QUAD

FORMAT’s 20th Birthday Celebration – Saturday 16 March, from 11am, QUAD

Marking FORMAT’s 20th Anniversary, we are delighted to announce our FORMAT24 Presents Programme featuring six exhibitions across Derby and the East Midlands.

In Derby’s Cultural Hub QUAD, we welcome curator Peggy Sue Amison’s exciting exhibition Future Tense – Living the Future Now. Awarded the FORMAT23 FORMAT OPEN Call award, this exhibition draws on the varied experiences of ten international artists to engage audiences in a space of frequencies that collectively communicate different channels of contemplation, considering new understandings of time, but also how image surface can be interpreted as communal space to be questioned and dissected.

Alongside this exhibition, in QUAD’s Gallery Two we will see Jubilee City: Derby Punk in the 1970s. Drawing on the archive of local artist Aaron Williamson, whilst also incorporating ephemera and documents arising from a call-out to individuals who were active on Derby’s punk scene between 1976 – 1979.

In QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces, the work of three UK based artists will be presented, selected from the FUTURE NOW open call-in partnership with LCB Depot, Leicester.

Over at The Orangery in Derby’s Arboretum Park, see Supnaa: Dreams of Our Fathers, an exhibition by Photographer Anand Chhabra which attempts to tell the story of his parent’s and their migration from India to the UK c1960s–to present day, and their hopes of a ‘new life’ together with early Punjabi migrants who arrived ‘en masse’ to the UK. This is a subject that remains largely untold photographically.

Carrying on the programme throughout the East Midlands – over in our neighboring city Leicester, we will see two further exhibitions. At LCB Depot, local and international artists selected from the FUTURE NOW open call will be showcasing their works and on Leicester’s famous Granby Street we will be showing the portraits of local city residents created by artist Khatun as a culmination of the Picturing High Streets Leicester’s Residency.

Image: © Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja

FOCUS: Exhibitions, Commissions, Mass Participation
EXPOSURE: International Open Call
DEVELOPMENT: Master Classes, Portfolio Reviews, Talks

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FORMAT24 Launch

Join us for the launch of FORMAT24 Presents and celebrate FORMAT’s 20th Anniversary.  

15 Mar

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FORMAT’s 20th Birthday Party

FORMAT International Photography Festival takes over QUAD to mark their 20th Anniversary.

16 Mar

FORMAT’s 20th Birthday Party

FORMAT International Photography Festival takes over QUAD to mark their 20th Anniversary.

16 Mar

Future Tense – Living The Future Now – QUAD Gallery

How are artists contemplating the future in this present moment?

16 Mar - 30 Jun

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Jubilee City – Derby Punk in the 1970s – QUAD Gallery

Fanzines, photos, badges, tickets, posters & other ephemera of Derby’s punk scene.

16 Mar - 30 Jun

Jubilee City – Derby Punk in the 1970s – QUAD Gallery

Fanzines, photos, badges, tickets, posters & other ephemera of Derby’s punk scene.

16 Mar - 30 Jun

Future Now – QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces

An exhibition showcasing international artists as part of FORMAT24 Presents.

16 Mar - 30 Jun

Supnaa: Dreams of our Fathers – Arboretum Park Orangery

How do you tell the story of those who gave you life?

16 Mar - 06 Apr

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Workshops for Families & Young People

OH… SNAP! How to get the perfect portrait on your phone – with Pictoria

Make better pictures at a moment’s notice – smarter photography with just your phone? 

16 Mar

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Workshops for Families & Young People

Derbyshire Zine Library Drop-In Zine Making Workshop

Rummage, tear, cut, stick and assemble zines!

16 Mar

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Large Format Positive Paper Workshop

Learn how to make photographs using light sensitive paper in a pop-up darkroom.

16 Mar

FORMAT Festival LomoWalk in Derby

Take a walk around the centre of Derby taking photos with thee iconic Diana F+ camera.

16 Mar

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Cartes de Visite: The Original Social Media

Learn how early photographic technologies were swept aside by techniques that welcomed all but the very poorest into ...

16 Mar

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