The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, January 21, 2019

QUAD in Derby explores 'The Pride and the Passion' with new exhibitions about football
Archive image courtesy of The Derby County Collection.

DERBY.- QUAD Gallery in Derby is focusing on football and art with new exhibitions featuring film and photographic works, as well as archival images and artefacts from Derby County Football club.

The Pride and the Passion: Contemporary Art, Football & the Derby County Collection opens on 6th June in QUAD Gallery and The Pride and the Passion: Derby County Football Club Through the Years and Grassroots: Artists Explore Lower League Football opened on 26th May in QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces. QUAD also announced an exciting new digital commission by digital artist Brendan Oliver, titled ‘Sporting Forms’, supported by Arts Council England, that will examine actual player data from the World Cup in Brazil.

Football is a truly global sport; a game that can mean so much, to so many people. In a World Cup year, when all eyes turn to Brazil, The Pride and the Passion is an exhibition curated by QUAD which documents the essence of ‘the football crowd’ and ‘the football icon’, documenting the energy, politics, tribalism, and zeal of the fan, and the status and impact of the hero figure, through a range of film and photographic works. The Pride and the Passion also features a substantial amount of archival images and artefacts relating to Derby County Football Club, one of the oldest clubs in the world and one of the founder members of the Football League, in collaboration with The Derby County Collection.

The supporters of a football club, regardless of which part of the globe they reside, are the life essence of the game. They contribute financially by buying their match ticket and a cornucopia of club products. They stand – or sit – and chant and sing and urge their team to win, no matter the weather, no matter the occasion. They wear their raw, partisan emotion like a badge of honour, yet they can come together from a nation of disparate club sides to support as one their national team. They worship at stadia likened to temples, and idolise their players, their manager, hero figures who are beyond reproach.

QUAD has commissioned a number of artists to make a series of exciting new works for the Gallery exhibition, including Cairo based Irish artist Ronnie Close’s film work ‘More Out of Curiosity’ which focuses on Egyptian ‘Ultras’ football fans; Nottingham based artists Nick Wright & Joe Kelly’s interactive old-school playable arcade game ‘Fancade’ based on the 1990s computer game ‘Sensible Soccer’. There are also five ‘Augmented Reality’ works, by digital artist Darius Powell, based on Derby County legends – including the brilliant managerial team of Brian Clough & Peter Taylor, and legendary striker Kevin Hector. Gallery visitors will be able to use an app to interact with static photographs that will come alive with video footage and facts about the icon in the image. We are also pleased to feature a selection of images by renowned photographer Stuart Roy Clarke from his series ‘Homes of Football’, and images of lower league football in Palestine/ Israel by Israeli artist Gad Salner. Other featured artists are: Stephen Dean, Jaskirt Dhaliwal, Jordan Baseman, Jeannette Ehlers, Ravi Deepres, Ronnie Close, Julie Henry & Debbie Bragg, Nick Wright & Joe Kelly, LS Lowry, Victoria Hall, Brendan Oliver and The Derby County Collection.The exhibition is curated by Peter Bonnell & Michael Sargeant in collaboration with The Derby County. The Pride and the Passion: Contemporary Art, Football & the Derby County Collection is on display in QUAD Gallery from 6th June until 7th September 2014.

Also on display in QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces as part of QUAD’s Football Season, The Pride and the Passion: Derby County Football Club Through the Years and Grassroots: Artists Explore Lower League Football. The former is an exhibition featuring striking and unique images relating to the proud history of Derby County Football Club in partnership with The Derby County Collection. Also included in a separate part of the exhibition is ‘Grassroots’ featuring images by contemporary artists of lower league football from an open call of emerging artists, and a new digital interactive exhibition. The Pride and the Passion: Derby County Football Club Through the Years and Grassroots: Artists Explore Lower League Football is on display in QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces from 26th May until 7th September 2014.

Today's News

June 1, 2014

Exhibition at Bulgaria's National Art Gallery presents 80 sculptures by Auguste Rodin

New work made directly in the gallery by Richard Long on view at Lisson Gallery

MOCA Los Angeles announces the appointment of Helen Molesworth as Chief Curator

The Skies can't keep their secret: Spencer Finch opens exhibition at Turner Contemporary

"Glories of the Baroque: 17th Century European Art" on view at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Fundacion Mapfre opens new gallery space with exhibition of works by Vanessa Winship

Four Sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art at Sotheby's Hong Kong achieve US$15.6 million

First large-scale presentation of Maria Eichhorn's work in Austria on view at Kunsthaus Bregenz

Great names of British and Irish art dominate Bonhams £3.6 million London sale

Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 announce Young Architects Program Korea

First solo museum exhibition of artist Douglas Coupland opens at Vancouver Art Gallery

Convenient Gratification: Derek Lerner exhibits at Robert Henry Contemporary in New York

QUAD in Derby explores 'The Pride and the Passion' with new exhibitions about football

Pierre Soulages and the Aveyron: Interview with Pierre Soulages

Survey of paintings, drawings and sculptures by John Connell opens at David Richard Gallery

Cheval Blanc Direct from the Château & an Important European Cellar achieved US$3.1 million at Sotheby's

Smithsonian Research Informs Marine Conservation: Panama saves whales and protects world trade

Melting Arctic opens new passages for invasive species

Ode To Art presents leading Chinese artist Yu Nancheng's first solo exhibition in Singapore

Rose Art Museum and Tel Aviv Museum of Art partner to promote Israeli video art

Exhibition presents a dialogue between Sébastien Mahon and Hong Kong artist Sarah Lai

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Rare 1943 Lincoln Cent sells for $204,000 at Heritage Auctions

2.- Exhibition is the first to shed light on the phenomenon of the princely painter

3.- Nathaniel Silver named new Curator of the Collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

4.- Rijksmuseum van Oudheden explores the mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods

5.- Media error draws misleading reports on sale of 1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent

6.- Four men deny giant gold coin heist from Berlin's Bode Museum

7.- Tanya Bonakdar Gallery presents an immersive installation by Charles Long

8.- Egypt says stolen pharaonic tablet repatriated from United Kingdom

9.- Israeli museum under fire over 'McJesus' exhibit

10.- Claremont Rug Company founder Jan David Winitz reveals major shifts in high-end antique Oriental rug market

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful