In Memoriam is an online exhibition of postcard sized artworks made by artists based in Derby and Derbyshire in response to the effects of the global pandemic.

About the Project

In 2020, Artcore initiated In Our Thoughts, a year-long participatory project supported by mental health charity MIND, which supported communities in response to the impact of the global pandemic.

As part of In Our Thoughts, Artcore launched an open-call for a companion project In Memoriam, inviting artists based in Derby and Derbyshire to produce a postcard sized artwork to be exhibited online and auctioned as a fundraiser for Artcore’s work with communities affected by COVID-19, and a way of supporting the artistic community. The aim was to provide a platform that not only supported local makers and artists, but also created a space that brought people together as a community with shared experiences of the pandemic.

In Memoriam celebrates a variety of forms of creativity, including photography, painting, and collage. Many of the artists involved in the project have made works which reflect their daily routine and personal experience of the pandemic.

Visit the link below to view the online exhibition of works.

There will be an opportunity to register your interest to bid in advance of the launch of the silent auction which opens Friday 26 February at 4pm via Zoom and closes Friday 5 March. Proceeds of the silent auction will be shared between the contributing artists and Artcore’s wider In Our Thoughts project. One of our featured artists, Nick Hersey, will play a DJ set, during the launch on 26 February.

With many thanks to our contributing artists: Alex Waring, Ann Orrett, Ashley Allen, Caroline Backhouse, Claire Flint, David Manley, Dawn Campion, Fi Burke, Gareth Bunting, Ismail Khokon, Ivan Smith, Kate Genever, Katy Doncaster, Kelly Pickering, Lucy Stevens, Luisa Freitas, Martin Hyde, Nick Hersey, Nicky Dennett, Nisa Khan, Rachel Chapman, Ray Gumbley, Rebecca Morledge, Richard Fothergill, Sarah R Key, Shivani Khoshia, Tim Shore and Valerie Vernon.