Exhibition | More Care Design Collective

4 day exhibition in the Assembly Rooms – free for everyone as part of Heritage Open Days.

An art exhibition featuring the More Care Design Collective’s plaster panels which represent historical animal figures and Ruby Moon’s community textile projects, the Quilts of Water & Change, reflecting societal hopes and water’s importance.

In Buxton’s magnificent Assembly rooms, this art exhibition showcases the creative endeavours of two local art groups. The More Care Design Collective presents a series of ornate plaster cast panels featuring animal characters inspired by local wildlife from the era of the second Roman invasion.

This group has dedicated time to mastering sustainable and heritage craft techniques. Alongside, Ruby Moon spearheads the Quilt of Water & Quilt of Change, a community textile initiative.

The Big Quilt of Change is a tapestry of aspirations, symbolising the societal transformations we hope to see and believe are attainable. It represents a collective effort, filled with love and compassion, which also supported Syrian relief efforts—a cause deeply etched in the collectives conscience.

The Big Quilt of Water, crafted with contributions from across the UK, serves as a testament to the critical role of water in our lives. It addresses the pressing issues of pollution in our seas and rivers, the growing concerns over water scarcity and drought, and celebrates the multifaceted nature of water—from its life-sustaining properties to its spiritual significance.

This exhibition is not just a display of art, but a reflection on water’s vital presence in all its forms—ice, snow, steam—and its powerful influence on our world.

Friends of BCHT enjoy 10% off all tickets.

Buxton Crescent is accessible by wheelchair and fitted with accessible lift and toilet facilities. The Pump Room is one-level Assistance dogs are welcome in Buxton Crescent and the Pump Room. We are working hard on having hearing loops available before the end of 2024.

The Pump Room is fitted with an accessible toilet.

Buxton Crescent has male, female and accessible toilets.

The Pavilion Gardens have public toilet facilities, just 5 minutes walk away.

Dogs are very welcome in the Pump Room and we always have complimentary dog treats at the Visitor Information desk.

Assistance dogs are allowed in the Buxton Crescent Experience and in the Assembly Rooms.

A variety of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks are usually available during events in the Pump Room.

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