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Derbyshire Open Arts

Visit Banks Mill during the Derbyshire Open Arts festival to meet eleven artists and makers all under one roof. 

See our artists and makers in their studios, buy original artwork and handmade items and view an exhibition of artwork around the building;

Abbie Sunter Ceramic Artist

Working primarily with stoneware Abbie is a ceramic artist creating hand-built pieces of contemporary sculpture.

China Petals Mosaics

Diane is a mosaic artist who uses a variety of materials in her work including fine china, coloured glass and traditional tiles.

 Christine Thomas Mixed Media Artist

Christine’s main practice is in textiles, but she also encourages mixed media use with recycled materials to encourage eco and art literacy. 

Felicity Jackson Artist

Felicity’s passion is the natural world, reflected in her preferred subjects, wildlife, and landscapes; She also paints domestic animals, and old buildings mellowed into their environment.

Green Door Printmaking Studio

Derbyshire's only open access studio dedicated to the art and craft of innovative and environmentally sound printmaking.

Michael Hill Artist

Michael is a self-taught abstract artist who, over the past four years, has developed an eclectic mix of themes, styles, and media. 

Mr Ps Pots

Mr Ps Pots is prediomental a handthrown potter creating functional and unique pieces of stoneware. 

Peak Gate Textiles

Sue Russell established Peak Gate Textiles to share her woven artwork with you.  Weaving produces mindful pieces of wall art that are easy on the eyes and on the brain.

Sarah Perkins Art

Sarah specialises in animals, the natural world and pet portraiture. Her style is highly detailed and lively, using a unique style of painting with acrylics.

Sazzi Creations

Sadia's passion for fabulous designs and happy prints led her to create handmade textile products including accessories and home décor items. 

Zaza Lewis Fabric and Papercut Artist

Zaza is a papercut and fabric artist who uses scissors, scalpel and fabrics instead of a paintbrush.

10am -5pm.

Free car parking is available at University of Derby sites, the Enterprise Centre, 37 Bridge Street and Lonsdale House on Quaker Way. 

Local pay and display car parks include Brook Street, Ford Street, Bold Lane and Chapel Street, with on street pay and display parking on Bridge Street.

Please note there is no lift at Banks Mill and ramp access is to the ground floor only.

Other artists taking part in Derbyshire Open Arts within easy reach of Banks Mill are Caroline Lowe in Mickleover and Tom Voyce in Repton.