The Derbyshire Makers - 45a

Location: Darley Dale, Matlock / Genre: Various media

Artist Statement

The Derbyshire Makers

Visit The Whitworth Centre in Darley Dale on the 28th and 29th May to view a fabulous collection of artworks created by 11 Artists from The Derbyshire Makers, featuring different art mediums. You will have the opportunity to meet a diverse range of Artists who will be showcasing some of their creations in the Brunel Room from 10am until 5pm.

Amanda McConnell is a fine art photographic artist creating colourful and uplifting prints and art cards, inspired by nature’s intricate details. (

Chhaya Pandit is a self-taught, passionate and nature inspired artist. Each painting begins with a colour obsession, a dream, or a thought. (

Danielle Dignam creates contemporary fluid art and gifts, including stretched canvases, glassware, coasters and jewellery made from recycled paint. (

Julie Leggett is a mixed media artist taking inspiration from nature and interiors incorporating paint, collage, stitch and textile. (

Alison Evans is a paper and textile artist, creating paper cut art and fabric plant sculptures. (

Steph Jansen is a wet felter, creating stunning, painterly landscapes. Her work weds her love of walking in the Derbyshire countryside with a passion for vibrant colours and rich textures. (

Sharon O'Connell is a textile artist using wool and felting techniques to create 2 & 3D landscape pictures and organic bowls. (

Andrea Hytch paints abstract landscapes and still-life compositions using layers of colour to create richly detailed, textured surfaces, in the medium oil and cold wax. (

Christine Jones is a printmaker mainly working with lino and collagraph, hand printing all of her work from a home studio. (

Diana Green is a landscape artist, specialising in using natural paints that she makes herself and in eco art practices. (

Jenny Beech is a life-long artist and pyrographer who loves to create hand-burnt artwork to convey wonder, resonance and connection. (

The Derbyshire Makers is a growing community of Makers and Artists who love to create beautiful products and gifts for others to enjoy, and run creative workshops to share their passion, skills and knowledge with others. It was co-founded in 2019 by Amanda McConnell, a Fine Art Photographic Artist, and Louise James, a Creative Sewist, with the aim of supporting and inspiring each other through sharing, learning and networking. Our friendly, supportive and inspiring community brings hobbyists, part time and full time Makers together, and provides support, friendship and collaboration opportunities through our fun and informative meet ups, Facebook group and website. There are a number of Artisan Fairs and Pop-Up Shops that are organised throughout the year, and new for 2022 is our ‘Have a Go’ workshops for those over the age of 18 who want to learn a new art or craft with one of our talented Derbyshire Makers, in a friendly and relaxed environment at The Whitworth Centre. For details about our upcoming events, visit

Venue Information

Dale Road North
The Whitworth Centre
Darley Dale, Matlock

The Whitworth Centre is located on Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FS next to Barringtons pub. This is the A6 that runs between Matlock and Bakewell. The car park is located at the side of The Whitworth Centre.

This venue has full disabled access

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