Announcing 2018 Curated Artists

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Local artists named as this year’s Festival curators

Storm in a tea cup piece by Johnny White and Amanda Wray

We’re delighted that Wirksworth-based artists Johnny White and Amanda Wray will be the curated artists for this year’s Festival. Their work combines Johnny’s humorous kinetic style with Amanda’s quirky figurative sculptures.

Johnny and Amanda have exhibited their artworks widely across the UK and Europe and have undertaken many performance and public art projects, often involving schools and communities.

As curators, Johnny and Amanda will put on the Curated Exhibition, one of the ways the Festival brings brings contemporary art to a rural community outside of the confines of a traditional gallery space and with the aim of being accessible to everyone.

We’ll be revealing more about their plans for this year’s Festival in the coming weeks. In the meantime, discover more about Johnny and Amanda.


Image by James Mulkeen © White-Wray – Storm in a teacup