Derby

Older Derby residents select exhibits for QUAD show

Fourteen local residents over the age of 55 have turned "curators" in an exhibition opening in Derby.

The group, aged between 55 and 75, picked nationally-acclaimed works of art to put on show, including paintings by Lowry and David Hockney.

"Objects of Delight: Personal Choices", is being launched on Friday by writer and broadcaster Dame Joan Bakewell, a campaigner for older people.

The exhibition is at QUAD, Derby's centre for art and film.

The display marks the culmination of a nine-month project.

It is part of a national Arts Council project to engage members of the public with contemporary art.

The exhibition - featuring works dating from 1929 to 2003 - runs until January.

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