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
Join us at 7.30pm, Wednesday 3rd February 2016, at Darlington Central Working Men’s Club for our first meeting of the year.
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
There’s no blimey! meeting in August – our next meeting will take place on Wed 2nd September at 7.30pm in Darlington Central Working Men’s Club.
Shoot, 2010, Tow Law, County Durham
We’re really looking forward to our next artist talk on Wednesday 3rd June at 7.30pm in our usual venue, Darlington Central Club with photographer Louise Taylor.
Horse Power; 2011
Louise Taylor is a photographer and founding member of arts collective Wideyed, and along with colleagues Lucy Carolan and Richard Glynn has taken part in key photography festivals, received awards and bursaries, participated in international arts residences, and exhibited from England to India. From Mongolian nomads to County Durham shooting syndicates, her work focuses on rural issues, people and place. A strong connection to the land is the common thread throughout.
To see more of Louise’s work visit her website www.louisetaylorphotography.co.uk
Everyone is welcome to join us for our artist talks – artists and non-artists alike
This years artist talks have been programmed with support from Creative Darlington
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.
Our first of 5 artist talks taking place this year begins on Wednesday 4th February with artist Sara Cooper. Sara will be discussing her creative practice which includes mark making, drawing and sculpture.
Join us for what promises to be a inspiring start to our talks programme for 2015.
All welcome – Paul’s talk will start at 7.30pm, Wednesday 5th November, Central Club, Darlington
Paul Jex is a Newcastle based artist who is focused on the apparently tangential mechanisms of the presentation and approach of art. His work evaluates the process in which the audience participates with art, whether this be in newspapers, books, online or first hand in public domains such as galleries or other spaces of engagement.
At the centre of Paul’s methodology is the act of collecting, appropriating and referencing of images. With various levels of meaning supported by antidotes his work reveals a sequence of individual and holistic investigations.
As part of the blimey! artist talk, Paul will discuss the importance of chance and discovery, individual and group participation and in particular his on going exploration of the monochrome; the single colour in art.
For further information please visit one of Paul’s links below:
Don’t forget tonight’s Work in Progress meeting from 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. Bring work for informal constructive feedback.
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.
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.
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
Zines, Theresa Easton
This talk is supported through funding from Creative Darlington and mima – Visual Art Network