Events and Exhibitions


Past Events and Exhibitions

Image Credit: Tim Gamble

Join creative light painters Jérémy Palisse and Tim Gamble as they take you to a special location in the Peak District to learn how to create dazzling light-painted images outdoors in this special Redeye Academy workshop.

Cables in spacecraft
23 March 2017, 16:00 to 23 April 2017, 18:00

One of the UK's leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. FORMAT organises a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally. 

9 February 2017, 18:30 to 20:30

Kate Peters is an award winning British photographer producing portrait and documentary work around the world. She will talk about her work and practice at FORMAT Photoforum in Derby.

 © Peter Watkins
19 January 2017, 18:30 to 20:30

Peter Watkins joins FORMAT Photoforum in Derby to discuss his ongoing practice, including his deeply emotive and arresting body of work The Unforgetting.

10 June 2016, 11:00 to 16:00

Uncertain States bring together artists, collectors, curators and archivists in a day of discussion around the role and artistic importance of the collector and collections within the context of fine art photography. 

20 April 2016, 18:00 to 22 April 2016, 18:00

The National Photography Symposium is the UK’s leading gathering place for ideas and discussion around photography. This year's NPS explores two main themes: new communities and making histories

13 March 2015, 16:15 to 12 April 2015, 16:15

FORMAT International Photography Festival presents a selection of the best of international photography in a diverse programme of exhibitions and events. FORMAT is curated by Louise Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD & FORMAT, hosted & organised by QUAD and the University of Derby.

16 March 2014 to 18 May 2014

Hungry Still showcases 24 of the best international photographers, presenting multimedia photo stories featuring incredible images and narratives from all over the world.

Slide-shows by the 24 artists will be installed on screens in QUAD Gallery, complimented by a special programme of events featuring recipes relating to the concept, locations and stories behind the work. QUAD and Slideluck London have collaborated on workshops relating to photography and multimedia alongside a new publication designed by Akina Factory.

16 March 2014 to 18 May 2014

Present Perfect? is an exhibition of contemporary photography by Iranian artists whose work examines modern-day Iran. Through the creative minds and voices of these photographers Iran’s histories and heritage, political and cultural systems, gender, cultural identity and everyday life are explored and discussed.

8 March 2013, 19:30 to 7 April 2013, 18:30

FORMAT13 is the sixth edition of the biennale festival, presented by QUAD and the University of Derby which takes place from 8th March until 7th April 2013.

In a programme which promises to be the biggest and most ambitious yet, an exciting line-up of exhibitions will take place in QUAD and throughout Derby, alongside events for everyone for those just interested in Photography to professional Photographers.

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