December Artist Talk – Michaela Wetherell


Wednesday 7th December  | 7.30pm – Darlington Central Club, 7 Beaumont St, Darlington DL1 5RN

Join us for our December Artist Talk when Michaela Wetherell will be talking about her current Crown Street Gallery exhibition, Tell Her Story, which looks creatively at the images of unknown women in the Darlington Borough Art Collection and considers what they are saying to us now.

We look forward to seeing you there and joining us afterwards for a Christmas drink, or two!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

No November meeting

Please note that there with be NO blimey meeting in November, our next meeting will be on Wednesday 7th December  when we will hopefully be hosting an artist talk by Michaela Wetherell, details to follow …….img_0554

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

blimey! AGM

It’s that time of year again…


On Wednesday 5th October we’ll be conducting our Annual General Meeting if anyone would like to come along and join the proceedings. Usual place, usual time – upstairs at Darlington Central Working Men’s Club from 7pm.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

September’s Artist Talk : 26:86 Collective


Wednesday 7th September | 7.30pm – Darlington Central Club, 7 Beaumont St, Darlington DL1 5RN

September’s blimey! Artist Talk sees artists from the 26:86 Collective talking about their experiences from their recent artist research trip to Chernobyl, Ukraine. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic nuclear explosion. The 14 strong mutli-discipline collective visited the 30km exclusion zone in March this year and are creating work in response to their experience and the effects of the nuclear disaster. Join us to find out more!

The 26:86 Collective is a group of artists and designers with a common creative goal. We travelled to Chernobyl and Pripyat in the Ukraine to investigate the issues at the site on the 30th anniversary of the world’s biggest and most devastating nuclear disaster. This trip inspired a multi-disciplined body of work which will be exhibited with the intention of raising awareness of relevant, weighty and significant issues regarding nuclear energy within our communities today.

2686 Logo

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Studio Bursaries for emerging artists based in Teesside and County Durham

Studio Bursaries_A6_RGB

Navigator North presents Studio Bursaries : CALL OUT FOR EMERGING ARTISTS

Navigator North are on the search for two emerging artists, living or working in Teesside or Co Durham who want to develop their studio practice. The two bursaries will include a studio space in Middlesbrough for 6 months from October 2016 to March 2017, mentoring support and East Street Arts membership.

To request an application pack email with the email subject as ‘STUDIO BURSARY’

The closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday 20th September


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

blimey! bar – action planning


Join us this Wed 3rd August at 7.30pm where we’ll be looking at our previous planning session for blimey! bar and moving forward to put plans into action!

We’re looking for proactive people who want to work with us to create a unique opportunity for artists and support the arts and culture of Darlington.

We’ll be upstairs in the function room of Darlington Central Working Mens Club, 7 Beaumont Street, Darlington, DL1 5RN.

Look forward to seeing you there

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Nightfall 2016 – Call Out for emerging artists

NIGHTFALL_Call Out_2016_RGB.png

Stellar Projects & Navigator North present Stargazing Tents at Nightfall 2016

Stellar Projects and Navigator North are looking for five emerging artists, living or working in Teesside and Co Durham.

Nightfall (Sky full of stars) will be a magical evening on Friday 14th October 2016, in Middlesbrough town centre which will include a programme of installations and activities based on the beauty and wonder of night sky, produced by Stellar Projects.  It will use a range of artforms to explore all things star-related from constellations to the zodiac, evening light to the science of stars. 


Stargazing Tents – Call out for emerging artists

Selected artists will work alongside Stellar Projects and Navigator North to create site specific installations as part of Nightfall, called Stargazing Tents. The Five early stage artists will create content for a series of Stargazing Tents – forming a cluster of tents in Centre Square, Middlesbrough which will be accessible to the public.


Emerging artists will work alongside more established and experienced artists and arts professionals during this project to support their professional development – building valuable experience, connections and genuine sector specific skills to enhance their career in the arts. The commissions can be of any art form and can include visual arts, film/projection, sound, performance etc.


The selected artists will each benefit from a bursary. This will include £300, mentoring, workspace, technical support, equipment and professional support. Artists and their work will be profiled, documented and marketed during the project. Artists must be available for all project days.


To request an application pack email with the subject title ‘Nightfall’


The closing date for applications is Friday 5th August


This project is part of a number of opportunities being offered as part of a professional development programme for artists in 2016/2017 by Navigator North. This programme includes artist commissions and bursaries, space for artists, business advice and training and visits to and from key arts organisations and events in Teesside and beyond.


This programme is funded and supported by Arts Council England, Festival of Thrift, Stellar Projects, Middlesbrough Council, East Street Arts and Prince’s Trust.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized