Let's Pretend

4 Sep 2017 – 29 Sep 2017

Event times

Open weekdays 10am-3pm
Launch event Saturday, 2 September 5.30pm-8.30pm

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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Solo exhibition of artwork by magazine collage artist Kirstie Adamson


This solo show by Kirstie Adamson is a continuation from an exhibition she curated last year – Fairy tales, Myths & Legends which featured work by members from EcoCreate, an eco-friendly handmade art and craft network. 

Her new work will relate to roleplay, nursery rhymes, film and fantasy. Kirstie comments: “It is intentional that the method used is not instantly obvious. At first glance it is often assumed that I have used paint and only on closer inspection does it become apparent that the piece consists entirely of ripped and cut magazines. The intention is to challenge our perceptions. Highlighting how small changes in our methods and materials can enhance our work while reducing impact.”

“I purposely depict precious moments in time, capturing in essence my main drive in pursuing environmentally friendly practices. What is precious to us is worth protecting and the greatest motivation is working for those we love.”

The pieces also explore the idea that ignorance is bliss and it is easier to pretend than to accept reality. To challenge climate change denial and to stress the need to protect our children's futures.

Kirstie’s exhibition is open week days 10am-3pm from 4-29 September at Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LB.  To guarantee entry please ring 01332 597866 before your visit.

You can meet Kirstie at her launch event on Saturday, 2 September from 5.30-8.30pm.

For more information visit www.banksmill.co.uk/letspretend

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Kirstie Adamson

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