On Friday 16th February Elizabeth Fothergill CBE. DL. and Artcore hosted an exclusive Exhibition and Art Auction of Chai and the City artists’ books, ceramics and other works from local, national and international artists. We inspired ambitious collectors to invest in unique and memorable art pieces. The auction is a way for people to start collecting independent artworks to support emerging talent and the pieces will add to people’s collections, homes and lives.
Some of the artistic community generously shared their work practice, craftsmanship and idea formation to give special insight into the pieces. We warmly welcomed Charles Hanson and Rick Alexander from Hanson Solicitors to reside over the event with much skill, charm and humour.
It was a fantastic night with delicious food and drink and opportunities for networking. It was great to see new faces and share in the celebratory atmosphere with Elizabeth and we welcome everyone to return soon to see what’s happening next for contemporary art in Derby. Proceeds from the auction will support further artist residencies, exhibitions and opportunities at Artcore and beyond. A huge thank you to Charles Hanson, Elizabeth Fothergill and the Artcore team.