Artcore Gallery
ArtCore Gallery


Artcore is an international centre for contemporary art and creativity that is based in Derby. It is home to Artcore Gallery, studios and workspaces as well as a shop and cafe. A vibrant hub for commissioning, production, presentation and debate, we offer opportunities for diverse audiences to engage directly with creative practices through participation and discussion.

Artcore Gallery

The team at the Artcore Gallery, believe that contemporary art and creativity are central to the development of people and places. They have an extensive exhibition and residency programme. This helps support early, mid-career and established artists to create work which deals with pressing social, political and environmental issues.

Welcome Diverse Communities

Each year Artcore welcomes over 4000 people from all sections of the diverse communities of Derby to experience inspiring, innovative and high-quality exhibitions and events. Over 25 years Artcore has developed links all over the world. This cements a global creative community and helps support aspiring artists in this contemporary world.

Artcore Gallery – 8 Albert Street Derby DE1 2DS
Registered Charity Number 1148022
Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales Number 8021875

Message From Artcore
Gallery Opening – 27 May

In January 2022, Artcore Gallery, Shop and Café started undergoing an extensive refurbishment and we’re on track to unveil our new, modern space on the 27th of May! Our permanent café will be bringing delicious vegetarian food freshly made in our kitchen to the people of Derby and the space will serve as a meeting point for the whole community to get together.

We’ll also be unveiling brand new facilities including a lift to our Gallery and toilets on the ground floor which makes Artcore Gallery now completely accessible for everyone. The exhibition space has also been enlarged and will host interactive and inspiring installations, events and showcases in the upcoming months.

Artcore Shop will once again be stocking work from local Derby and Derbyshire artists and makers as well as gifts and craft supplies. This will also serve as an artist studio and makers space for artists to work and create within the building.

We cannot wait to welcome everyone back on the 27th of May with the launch of our new exhibition Il.luminar by artists Matthew Woodham and Benjamin Shirley-Quirk in partnership with NMG. Please book your places to join us via our website. 

Community Hub – 3 Charnwood Street Derby DE1 2GT – Supported by the Arts Council of England
Tel: 01332 384561 –