What's on at 78 Derngate?

Our two galleries feature a programme of inspirational art exhibitions; always something unusual to see, discuss or purchase.

Entrance to our Visitor Centre - with shop, galleries and restaurant is free of charge.

New for summer 2018

Made in UK

Tom Krasny is a Glasgow-based artist, working mainly with Sculpture. Her current project, ‘Made In UK’ began in 2016 and has received research assistance from the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, Manx National Heritage, Isle of Man and the team at 78 Derngate. She created a body of work based on an historical event tying together Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Wenman Joseph Bassett Lowke, and German civilian internees at the internment camp, Knockaloe which operated between 1914 and 1919. The completed artworks were first exhibited at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art Degree Show in 2017. We are honoured that 78 Derngate has been chosen for their second public display.

1st February - 22nd April 2018

Enamelling Today

The British Society of Enamellers has a broad membership, encompassing levels of expertise from enamel students to professional level enamellers. Their aim is to promote the highest standards of contemporary design and workmanship in all aspects of this unique and exciting medium. UK based, the BSOE has international connections and offers exhibition opportunities, bursaries, an online gallery, workshops and events for its members.

Original works in the exhibition are available to purchase.

21st April - 1st July 2018

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Seeing the World in Black and White – East Midlands Monochrome Group

The East Midlands Monochrome Group is a group of photographers who work exclusively in black and white yet embrace all genres of photography, working across both traditional darkroom and digital format.

21st April - 1st July 2018


The Basset - Lowke Society Expo Weekend

An opportunity to see stunning original Bassett-Lowke model trains in action during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

This large display will include a variety of locomotives from the first half of the 20th century, including locomotives and rolling stock made for Bassett-Lowke by Bing, Marklin and Carette, as well as those made in Northampton. It will also feature wooden period buildings and accessories made in the local workshops.

Open: 5th, 6th & 7th May ( Bank Holiday Monday ) 2018.
Admission ticket to the Bassett-Lowke display is £2 or free of charge if an admission ticket to the Mackintosh House is purchased.

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