Behind the Smile

26 Feb 2018 – 23 Mar 2018

Event times

Open to the public weekdays, 10am-3pm or by appointment.

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 ArtistsĀ 
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

Stevie Davies

Clare Fisher

Rebecca Jarman

Brendon McDowell

Martin Hyde

Alinta Higgs

Ann Bates

Mary Smith

Kate Whiting

Janine Booth

Emerciana Desouza

Martin Davis

Jacquelyn Cook

Kim Fowler

Jacqui Futers

Aiden Smith

Claire Davies

Karen Moore

Deb Downward

Vikki Marsden.

Kirstie Adamson

Clare Morgan

Laura Mossop

Kayrakise Evans

Fae Kilburn

Sally Taylor

Ruth Gray

Elizabeth Blades

Jackie Ward

Charlotte Rhoades

Rachel Caunce

Taking part


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