Award-winning artist to exhibit work at a pub in Belper

AN AWARD-winning artist will be exhibiting work at one of the newest arts venues in the East Midlands — a pub in Belper.

Two times Derby Open winner Clay Smith is holding a showcase of new work at the Bulls Head, Belper Lane End, as the pub plays host to its inaugural exhibition.

Clay said his powerful and provocative work explores the mediums of oil, acrylic, photography, gold leaf and even gunpowder. He creates works that relates directly to the world’s history of both political and cultural structures. “The idea of destroying to create runs strongly throughout my works,” said Clay.

The artist has forged a dynamic reputation for himself within the Midlands. He has won the Derby Open twice, in 2009 and 2011, and has worked nationally and internationally.

The Bulls Head, which re-opened to the public in September, welcomes art-lovers, walkers, beer enthusiasts and dogs (with owners) to enjoy the exhibition from Wednesday, March 7, through until Easter. The opening is from 6.30pm until closing time. There will also be work on show by guest artist Rachael Pinks.