Haarlem is a multi functional artist-led space whose aim is to encourage practice and research into contemporary art created in a rural environment. It offers dedicated studios for artists and writers in the inspiring and historic Grade II* listed Haarlem Mill building.
Having developed a curatorial voice sensitive to our surroundings, our vision is to create a contemporary artspace in our rural environment. Wirksworth is a unique community that has over the years gained a national reputation as a place where alternative social and civic models have developed; particularly in its relationship with its natural surroundings. As a consequence, together with its history and geographic location the town has attracted and nurtured an artistic community.
Our programme has grown to include bi-monthly curated exhibitions, residencies and regular AV nights. Internal Nebular, our inaugural exhibition, received Editor’s top pick in the Guardian Guide. We collaborate with local and international arts organisations including Wirksworth Festival, Junction Arts as well as a partnership with Instituto Procomum in Brazil.