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Artist Talk – Wed 2nd August

Following on from blimey X we are pleased to announce that blimey! prize winner Carole Thorne AND the winner of the public vote Sharon Simpson will be discussing their work at our next artist talk. Each artist will have examples of their work and will be discussing their creative practice. There’ll also be an opportunity at the end to ask the artists any questions about their work.

Carole Thorne The Gathering image photographed by Jason Hynes

Above – The Gathering by Carole Thorne

Sharon Simpson Three's a crowd image photographed by Jason Hynes

Above – Three’s a Crowd by Sharon Simpson

The talk will take place upstairs in Vesuvio Wines, 3A Houndgate Darlington, Co Durham on Wed 2nd August from 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for the talk.

We have some copies of the 10 postcards we got printed as part of the event, which we’ll have with us at the talk. For any artists who for whatever reason couldn’t manage to collect their artwork from the last day of the exhibition, we’ll have those with us as well.

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First meeting of 2016!

Join us at 7.30pm, Wednesday 3rd February 2016, at Darlington Central Working Men’s Club for our first meeting of the year.

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We’ll be talking about our plans for artist talks and other events in the year. As well as looking at our Facebook and Twitter account and sharing skills in using social media.

See you there

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Work in Progress meeting this Wednesday

Wednesday 6th May

Join us for our next Work in Progress meeting

We hold opportunities for artists to take part in these sessions every other month, alternating with our artist talk programme.

Artists are invited to join the session and bring along either something that they are working on or ideas which they want to share and discuss for approx. 15 minutes each during the meeting.

The meeting begins at 7.30pm, upstairs in Darlington Central Working Mens Club, 7 Beaumont Street, Darlington, DL1 5RN.

All artists welcome.

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Next Artist Talk with Theresa Easton

As part of our Artist Talks this year we are pleased to announce that well known artist Theresa Easton will be giving the next blimey! Artist Talk on Wednesday 2nd July, 7.30pm upstairs in Darlington Central Working Mens Club, 7 Beaumont Street, Darlington, DL1 5RN.

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Broadsides, Theresa Easton

Theresa Easton is printmaker and artist educator based in Newcastle using printmaking techniques to develop participatory projects that inform and cultivate her own studio practice.

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Uncut, Theresa Easton

Recent projects have used recycled books to create installations, drawing attention to local library closures or inviting members of the public to contribute to an ongoing collection of zines documenting the public’s response to current austerity measures. Theresa Easton is one of the founder members of Artists’ Union England, a trade union for visual and applied artists launched 2014 on International Workers Day.

For further information visit Theresa’s blog here

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Zines, Theresa Easton

This talk is supported through funding from Creative Darlington and mima – Visual Art Network

 

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Work in Progress meeting next Wednesday

Join us for our next Work in Progress session, Wednesday 4th June, where you can come along and share your work or ideas in progress with the group for constructive feedback.

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The meeting begins at 7.30pm, upstairs in Darlington Central Working Mens Club, 7 Beaumont Street, Darlington, DL1 5RN.

Everyone welcome

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Working with People – #Desired Futures 8 Symposium

Tomorrow night, Thursday 22nd May, 5pm – 7pm at Crown Street Gallery

Arts professionals and practitioners discuss socially engaged practice and how to convey the value of art during this event

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Artist Neil Bromwich will be talking about Art Lending Library, and Alistair Hudson from Grizedale Arts will be speaking about The Office of Useful Art.

Book your free place on eventbrite.

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Artist Talk next week with Nick Kennedy

Our next artist talk by artist Nick Kennedy, takes place on Wednesday 7th May at 7.30pm and is a special one-off event in collaboration with Art Lending Library, and will take place at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington.

Nick Kennedy is one of the artists whose work is available for ‘loan’ during the exhibition. Nick was born in Middlesbrough in 1983 and lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne. His work explores notions of chance, order, control and the role of the systems in our understanding and perception of the world. Nick uses various systems of mark making including autonomous drawing devices as part of large scale kinetic drawing installations.

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Image above – Timecast (L.A.G. 5E) was produced during the large-scale kinetic drawing installation, Timecasting at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2013. 

Previous exhibitions include Globe Gallery and Laing Art Gallery – Newcastle, Centre for Recent Drawing – London and Drift Station/Parallax – Nebraska, USA. Upcoming exhibitions include Chance Finds Us mima, Middlesbrough and Art Lending LibraryCrown Street Gallery, Darlington.

Art Lending Library is an ambitious exhibition of more than 50 artworks that takes the form of an experimental library and public procession. Art Lending Library provides the unique opportunity for the people of the Borough of Darlington to borrow works of art and enjoy them within their homes, work places and community centres.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 3rd May until Thursday 5th June at Crown Street Gallery and Library. Members can borrow artworks for a five day loan period throughout the exhibition.

Our 2014 series of artist talks is programmed with support from mima – Visual Arts Network and Creative Darlington.

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