Behind the Smile

26 Feb 2018 – 23 Mar 2018

Regular hours

10:00 – 15:00
10:00 – 15:00
10:00 – 15:00
10:00 – 15:00
10:00 – 15:00

Cost of entry


Banks Mill Studios

Derby, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Derby Bus Station - 17 mins walk, Bus Stop opposite Seven Stars pub on King Street - 4 mins walk,
  • Derby Railway Station, 30 mins walk

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Artists exploring living with issues such as chronic pain, depression & anxiety. Aiming to breaktaboos & raise awareness. Kirstie Adamson was inspired to create an exhibition to raise awareness of invisible illness by her experiences of living with endometriosis and adenomyosis.


List of Artists 
Aiden Smith, Ann Bates, Alinta Higgs, Brendon McDowell, Charlotte Rhoades, Claire Davies, Clare Fisher,Clare Morgan, Deb Downward, Elizabeth Blades, Emerciana Desouza, Fae Kilburn, Jackie Ward, Jacquelyn Cook, Jacqui Futers, Janine Booth, Kate Whiting, Karen Moore, Kayrakise Evans, Kirstie Adamson, Kim Fowler, Laura Mossop, Martin Hyde, Martin Davis, Mary Smith, Rebecca Jarman, Rachel Caunce, Ruth Gray, Sally Taylor, Stevie Davies, Vikki Marsden.


Kirstie Adamson

Exhibiting artists

Jackie Ward

Rachel Caunce

Sally Taylor

Clare Fisher

Fae Kilburn

Rebecca Jarman

Ann Bates

Brendon McDowell

Alinta Higgs

Charlotte Rhoades

Janine Booth

Kate Whiting

Emerciana Desouza

Mary Smith

Kim Fowler

Martin Hyde

Stevie Davies

Jacquelyn Cook

Clare Morgan

Jacqui Futers

Aiden Smith

Martin Davis

Claire Davies

Karen Moore

Vikki Marsden.

Laura Mossop

Kayrakise Evans

Kirstie Adamson

Deb Downward

Ruth Gray

Elizabeth Blades

Taking part


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