Event details

11am - 4pm | Every Thursday, Saturday & Sunday from 18 May - 18 June

Free entry and parking.

The Art That Difference Makes - a collection of works by disabled artists

Pop-ups at Peak Village is an ongoing series of short exhibitions celebrating the creativity and talent of artists and makers from across Derbyshire and the Peak District. 

This month, Peak Village has partnered with Rowsley-based contemporary art gallery and charity Level to spotlight and celebrate 'the art that difference makes'. 

Four visual art exhibitions will be on display, each featuring works by disabled artists based in the local area, and created in collaboration with Level.

'Making Faces' - various artists
An exhibition featuring a series of mixed-media self-portraits created by participants in the weekly Level Makes: Visual Art workshop. 

'After I Died' - by Katie (Tom) Walters
In 2017, Katie was given a book by a well-meaning relative, in response to their diagnosis with a serious chronic illness. Gated behind a strict regimen of extreme lifestyle changes and a prescription of positive thinking, the book contained a promise of recovery. In the present, they pull the book apart, breaking down its harmful rhetoric, and reshaping it into a personal narrative of self-growth and disability pride.

'Sick Gaze' - Bella Milroy
Sick-gaze is a series of photographic images that take the simple premise of the self-portrait as a catalyst, transforming the familiarity of the every day through the perspective of 'the sick-gaze'.

'Level in Layers' - various artists
A collection of large mixed-media 3D collages based on the Level Centre building and produced by the Level Makes: Visual Arts group, led by visual arts coordinator Helen Jackson.

Level is a charity that celebrates the art that ‘difference’ makes, producing and promoting high-quality
contemporary work that is powerful and relevant. Find out more: www.levelcentre.com

Find the pop-up art exhibition at Peak Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, DE4 2JE. 

Explore Peak Village

Peak Village is located in the picturesque village of Rowsley, just a stone’s throw from Chatsworth.

Browse a range of national and independent stores offering fashion, accessories, homeware, gifts, outdoor clothing, and equipment, and enjoy lunch, brunch or coffee and cake at Massarella's or Chatsworth Kitchen.

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome on-site and in stores. Parking is free.

Images: Level in Rowsley, 'Kerrar' featured in 'Making Faces', 'After I Died' by Katie (Tom) Walters

Main images by various artists from 'Making Faces'

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