blimey! is a Darlington based visual arts collective set up in April 2007.
The collective aims to provide a destination for work in terms of audience as well as being a hub for sharing ideas, information and creative feedback. Through the network we intend to bring together and to raise the profile of both Darlington based artists and their work and to promote current local practice.
blimey! is a constituted group, and participation in our activities and events is open to other like-minded creatives in the area. We also plan and deliver arts events for the benefit of the creative community as well as a public audience.
We create and host regular opportunities such as artist talks where artists can meet, share experiences and knowledge as well as discuss work and creative practice – fostering critical debate.