UK Young Artists National Festival 2016 to open at Derby Riverlights

From 4th – 6th November, Derby Riverlights will become a host venue for the UK Young Artists National Festival.

The festival presents its 4th national biennial, showcasing work from over 80 of the UK’s best artists aged 18-30 working in dance, theatre, literature, visual arts, film and music.

Multiple artists will exhibit work at Derby Riverlights including visual art, moving image and installation by Anna Garrett, Ashley Wilkie, Benjamin Buckley, Charlotte Cullen, Conor Rogers, Emily Bailey, Emma Corrall, Jasleen Kaur, Joanne Masding, Kate Meadows, Katie Brookes, Krysia Kordecki, Rhea Storr, Sadegh Aleahmad and Xiuching Tsay.

Michelle Bowen, UK Young Artists Director said: “UK Young Artists is proud to bring some of the country’s brightest young creative stars to show across the historic city of Derby.  I love the idea of audiences discovering new work in unexpected places and one of our more unusual spaces is Riverlights right in the centre of the city. We hope that using this wonderful site will give visitors an opportunity to see some great art as well as the familiar in a new way.”

Mark Holmes, Asset Manager at Moorfield Group said: “We are thrilled to be working with UK Young Artists and it’s great to be able to provide a platform in the heart of the city. We are inviting other artists to get in touch with their exhibition ideas.”

The UK Young Artists Exhibition will open on Friday 4th November from 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm on the Saturday and Sunday 12pm-4.30 at Derby Riverlights and across the city. All events are free to attend.

Moorfield Group acquired Derby Riverlights on behalf of Moorfield Real Estate Fund III (MREFIII) in May 2015 and intend to create a vibrant leisure destination in the heart of Derby city centre.