Bio & Contact

Spiral Arts are professional visual artist educators with over 16 years experience of facilitating participatory workshops in the community. They use art projects, workshops, and consultations as a vehicle for social interaction bringing diverse groups together in shared creative spaces. They enjoy the challenge of creating an art project around any theme they are asked to deliver.

Spiral Arts formed in November 2005 and have been coordinating exciting projects ever since. Their studio base is in the beautiful historic Derby Arboretum, they deliver 12 free all-age workshops a year at Grove Lodge.
The studio at Grove Lodge, Derby Arboretum 

Spiral work with all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and levels of ability and have particular expertise in working with schools, early years groups, young peoples groups, family learning, special needs after-school clubs, mental health groups and residential homes and day care centres.

Spiral work with the following organisations – QUAD, Fleet Arts, Derby City Council, Erewash Borough Council, Nottingham City Council, Derby University, Play & Recycling Centre (PARC), Rethink - Amber Valley Council, Groundworks Nottingham, Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team, East Staffordshire County Council, Creative Partnerships and Erewash Museum, Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Buxton Museum.

Spiral are on the Approved Provider List for Children and Young People’s Services in Derby and Derbyshire County Council Approved Provider List for Positive Activities for Young People (PAYP)

Spiral Collective is led by Jenny Anthony, co-founder and artist. Jenny studied art and design at Southwark Art College, London and then printed and knitted textiles at Carmarthen Art College, South Wales.

Maureen (now retired) set up Spiral Arts with Jenny. Maureen studied graphics and fashion at Derby University and worked as an audio-visual assistant, a design studio intern at Coats & Patons, and a screen printer before finally working for Courtaulds as a fashion designer.

They met at Q-Arts (now known as Quad) in 2003, completed an NVQ Level 3 in Artform Development and Teaching and qualified as community artists.

If you would like us to work with you, or for further 
information you can contact us 

by phone  - 0776 587 0266 

or by email at