Lynne Hollingsworth

Award Winning Artist!!

Digital & creative businesses celebrate success at Derby QUAD’s Mainframe Awards 2019.

 On Thursday 11th April, the digital/creative people and businesses were once again highlighted at the regions biggest celebration of local talent. The award ceremony was a fabulous event with the audience being entertained by the musical talents of Will Turner from Hot House Music and the awards were hosted by Adam Buss, CEO of QUAD, who said “It is a pleasure to once again be celebrating the digital and creative talent of our region. Mainframe, though The Big House programme, is championing the growth of local creative people and businesses in addition to helping the wider community to see the valuable contribution they make to the local economy. The Mainframe network is proving to be an invaluable hub for Derby’s thriving digital and creative community.” I was over-the-moon to receive a Mainframe Award! Accepting the Mainframe Award for Digital/Creative Unsung Hero was a very special moment for me. I am fortunate and privileged to have a career in the Creative Industries, doing a job I absolutely love and working with some truly inspirational people. It has been a real honour to be recognised for this work and awarded this accolade. 

Mainframe Awards 2019

Lynne Hollingsworth with Mainframe Award

Mainframe Award


Painting Primary

I was delighted to be commissioned by Duffield Meadows PTA to design and create the mural artworks for 9 spaces in both infants and juniors. I’m working my way steadily through the nine spaces using a colour palette that unifies them all. I’ve really enjoyed working with the school and have been made to feel so welcome!  The photos below show some of the detail of the hand-painted mural artwork and decals in Lower and Upper Juniors.


Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

I’ve been to see this fabulous exhibition twice so far and it is well worth a visit if you’ve not been yet. Thank you to Derby Museum and Art Gallery for such a great and awe inspiring exhibition! 
The Royal Collection contains one of the world’s greatest collections of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. This spring, a selection of these exquisite drawings will travel to Derby for a special exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance Master’s death.

Never-before seen in the city, the works have been gathered together to reflect the full range of Leonardo’s interests, from painting, sculpture, architecture, and music, to anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany. As so much of his life’s work was unrealised or destroyed, it is only in these drawings, and a handful of related manuscripts, that Leonardo’s greatest achievements survive.

This exhibition is part of a nationwide event, with simultaneous shows of Leonardo’s drawings at Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland, providing the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing (1 February – 6 May 2019) exhibitions will be taking place simultaneously at the following locations:

  • Ulster Museum, Belfast
  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
  • Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
  • Leeds Art Gallery
  • Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
  • Southampton City Art Gallery
  • Sunderland Museums and Winter Gardens
  • The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London (24 May – 13 October 2019) – An exhibition of over 200 drawings
  • The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh (22 November – 15 March) – An exhibition of 80 drawings.



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