Derby Riverlights to host FORMAT International Photography Festival

From Friday 24th March to Sunday 23rd April, Derby Riverlights will become a host venue for FORMAT17, the UK’s largest photography festival.

Derby Riverlights will host a number of FORMAT17 exhibitions including the hugely popular photobook market curated by Sebastian Arthur Hau during the launch weekend.

FORMAT17 will showcase the work of 200 international artists and photographers, across 30 exhibitions. The wide range of projects on display at FORMAT17 are connected by the theme HABITAT – exploring landscape, environment, mobility, digital worlds, home, conflict and regeneration.

Sebah Chaudhry, Festival Coordinator at FORMAT Festival said:

“We are very excited to be exhibiting at Riverlights, a key place in the city. The photobook market will be a real exciting event during the launch weekend and a vibrant festival hub, bringing thousands of people to Derby, and Riverlights is the perfect place to host such an event’’

On behalf of Riverlights, Mark Holmes, Asset Manager at Moorfield Group said: “We are delighted that Riverlights is involved in FORMAT17. The festival attracts thousands of visitors from across the UK and overseas which is excellent news for Derby city centre. We look forward to welcoming all visitors to Derby Riverlights.
FORMAT is organised by QUAD and the University of Derby and supported by Arts Council England, Derby City Council and multiple partners with UK and international origins.

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.

For information about all the exhibitions and venues please visit or follow @FORMATFestival and @RiverlightsUK