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Sat, 26 Nov


Derby QUAD

Mini Robot Day Derby 2022

MORE INFORMATION BELOW. Join us at QUAD to celebrate a free, Mini Robot Day through: a taster workshop in 3D Modelling & VR (booking essential) + drop-in sessions to: drive the Inspiration Rover, view the 2021 Citizens of Robot World Exhibition and enjoy the new Lawrence Lex installation "Nepenthe"

Mini Robot Day Derby 2022
Mini Robot Day Derby 2022

Time & Location

26 Nov 2022, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT

Derby QUAD, Market Place Cathedral Quarter, Market Pl, Derby DE1 3AS, UK

About the event

To keep up with the lastest information on this event and other Robot Day events happening at Derby QUAD, you can visit the following site:

Please note that this is a much smaller event than previous Robot Days at QUAD. All activities are drop-in, but participation spaces are limited. We hope to be back with a full range of activities, demos and talks in 2023.

Join us in QUAD Gallery on the 26th November to celebrate a Mini Robot Day where we are proud to present the following:

Workshop: Free, booking essential. Experience a taster session in producing an immersive world experienced through virtual reality headsets. Learn modelling and animation, working alongside digital artist Ashley James Brown and other participants to collaboratively build a world together that will be curated and displayed in virtual reality to celebrate Robot Day. No VR or 3D experience necessary, however familiarity with using a computer, keyboard and mouse is essential.

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Inspiration Rover: This is a free, drop-in exhibition. Join University of Derby students to drive a model of a Mars Explorer. Inspiration Rover was created by students passionate about electronics looking to challenge themselves further on an exciting project, separate from their studies. No experience necessary.

For more information on the Inspiration Rover, please visit:

Citizens of Robot World: This is a free, drop-in exhibition. This open call exhibition by QUAD and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) invited audiences to make something robot related along the theme of “Building a better world”. Submissions took the form of 3D models, 2D drawings, animation and physical objects scanned using photogrammetry. This exhibition is available online via New Art City and will also be shown in the Resource Area at QUAD.

To view the Citizens of Robot World online exhibition, please visit:

Gallery Installation “Nepenthe”: This is a free, drop-in exhibition. This major installation is part of Lawrence Lek's ongoing open-world game ‘Nepenthe’, which is set on a mysterious island named after the fictional medicine for sorrow from Greek mythology. Lawrence Lek presents ‘Nepenthe (Summer Palace Ruins Edition)’, an architectural installation and video game revolving around the ruins of Beijing’s Old Summer Palace.

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For more information on those supporting this event, please see below:

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET): The IET inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. As a diverse home across engineering and technology, we share knowledge that helps make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter. It’s why we are uniquely placed to champion engineering.

To find out more information about the IET, please visit:

QUAD Derby: QUAD is an international centre for engagement in contemporary art and film, based in Derby. Their year-round programme focuses on major exhibitions, professional practice for artists, mass participation, commissions, independent film and the creative use of emergent digital technologies.

QUAD is a charity focused on intercultural dialogue through supporting diverse audiences to engage, develop skills and contribute to contemporary culture. Year-round, our learning, education and participation programmes involve people and communities locally and worldwide in innovative arts programmes.

Major projects include FORMAT International Photography Biennale, as well as recent exhibitions by artists Benedict Drew, teamLab and Kimchi and Chips.

To find out more about QUAD, please visit 

New Art City: New Art City is a virtual exhibition platform for new media art with a focus on copresence and experiencing digital art together. Shows are real-time multiplayer and accessed using a web browser on computer or mobile device, with no need to register, install extra software or enter any personal information. Using built-in tools to manage artworks and room layouts, curators and organizers can create a show and hold a virtual exhibition online. Participants can attend virtual openings together, chat and see each other moving around the space while experiencing digital art in its original format.

To find out more information about New Art City, please visit:


  • 6 hours

    Drop-in Exhibits

    QUAD Gallery

  • 6 hours

    Pre-booked Workshops - on the hour, every hour

    QUAD Meeting Room

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