Exhibitions

At CAN HQ, we host a variety of exhibitions in our gallery space. This includes community exhibitions based on a theme, one-off showcases or events, and private exhibitions. Take a look below at the current and upcoming exhibitions!

We also have a variety of our past exhibitions available for viewing as online galleries.

Find out more about our gallery space.

Forthcoming Exhibition

'Nature In Glass'

UK Glass Art Collective

Thu, Mar 14, 2024 to Sun, Mar 24, 2024

Visit CAN HQ for the free 'Nature in Glass' Exhibition! The debut exhibition of the UK Glass Art Collective, 'Nature in Glass' features kiln-formed glass pieces from 14 different artists! The exhibition will be open from the 14th of March to the 24th, during our usual opening times, and is free for all to visit! Alongside the exhibition, there will also be a talk from the collective, at 6pm on the 13th, and workshops by exhibitor and Maker, Carla Harris Glass, which can be booked on Carla Harris Glass's website.

Previous Exhibitions

Polish Christmas Fayre

Local Polish Community

Tue, Oct 10, 2023 to Tue, Oct 10, 2023

On the 10th of December, we hosted a Polish Christmas Fayre, featuring food and crafts from a variety of local Polish creatives! Look forward to more events by the local Polish community at CAN HQ in the future!

Action Force 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Coalville Heritage Society

Sat, Nov 26, 2022 to Sat, Dec 10, 2022

On the 40th Anniversary of the Action Force range of Action Man figures, we hosted an exhibition celebrating the range, created by Coalville's own Palitoy.

Gallery link

Art Exhibition

Hugglescote Art Group

Mon, Dec 11, 2023 to Sat, Dec 16, 2023

A variety of different paintings in different styles and mediums, created by members of Hugglescote Art Group

Expression of Freedom

Living Without Abuse

Tue, Nov 28, 2023 to Sun, Dec 10, 2023

Now in its third year, this innovative project explores the context of abuse in relationships from the perspective of domestic abuse/sexual violence survivors and young people from across Leicestershire and Leicester City. For the first time, LWA are showcasing the voice of the perpetrator and local work with perpetrators to break the pattern of abuse in this hard hitting, thought provoking and emotional exhibition. Using art to reflect, heal, empower and give a creative voice, experienced artists collaborated with Living Without Abuse charity plus Leicester County Council Children & Family Wellbeing Service, Leicester City Council and DeMontfort University to bring together a unique collection of works including paintings, drawings, textiles, fashion, poetry, written word, videography and performance arts to raise awareness and tell stories of hope and recovery. The expo will be open to the public during the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

Making the Invisible Visible

Coalville Community

Thu, Feb 23, 2023 to Sat, Mar 11, 2023

'Making the Invisible Visible' was a community led art exhibition inspired by the national forest. Over 20 different local artists exhibited their pieces, in mediums such as wood, stone, acrylics, metals, and more. After a judging panel chose their favourite pieces, prizes were given out including future use of the space for solo exhibitions, and more. Check out the gallery of exhibited pieces by clicking the link below, and watch the video created of the opening evening on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZB1lFastks

Gallery link

Oh You Beauty

Tomas Villarosa

Fri, Jul 01, 2022 to Sun, Jul 31, 2022

An exhibition featuring a variety of landscapes painted by local artist Tomas Villarosa, including some from the nearby area. You can find more about Tomas on his website, https://www.tom-villarosa-arts.com/. You can also find a selection of items made by him in our MAKERS shop! The exhibition also featured landscape-inspired works by a variety of other local artists. Click the link below to view the full gallery of pieces.

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Wonders of Nature

Sandra Mayne

Wed, Nov 01, 2023 to Sat, Nov 11, 2023

Sandra's exhibition featured a variety of nature-inspired paintings alongside some by other local artists.

Youth Voice Exhibition

Coalville Community

Wed, Feb 07, 2024 to Fri, Feb 23, 2024

A new exhibition celebrating the voices of local young people (Ages 11 - 25). Join us to see a variety of art pieces in various mediums and styles, created by local young people.