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blimey X – exhibition and prize

The blimey X exhibition has been a great success, with over 200 visitors over the course of the weekend, visiting our two day exhibition.

The preview event included us announcing the winner of the blimey! £500 prize – Carole Thorne for her work ‘The Gathering’ (see image below). The event was well attended with Pimms and cake on offer, as well as the chance to pick up one of the 10 printed postcards.

Carole Thorne The Gathering image photographed by Jason Hynes

During the two day exhibition visitors could vote for their favourite artwork, with the winner of the public vote being awarded a further £500 prize.

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With 172 votes cast in total, Sharon Simpson received the public prize for her work ‘Three’s a Crowd’ (see image below).

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

Thanks to everyone who came during the exhibition and the artists involved.

We’ll be posting news of our next blimey! artist talk soon.

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10 postcards for blimey X

 

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These are the 10 postcards selected from over 200 that we received to our blimey X call out which will be reproduced and available for visitors to pick up from our exhibition on Sat 8th and Sun 9th July.

The selected artists include; Tim McNeilly, Jonny Lancaster, Sharon Simpson, Richard Collier, Carole Thorne, Nicola Golightly, Charity Waistell, James D Robinson, Stephen Muzynski and Stephen Hardy.

Here’s a bit of information about each one –

 

Tim McNeilly The blimey! Colouring Book image photographed by Jason Hynes

Title – The blimey! colouring book

Artist – Tim McNeilly

Medium – Hand drawn and stencilled design, digitised and printed

Description – A page from a fictional blimey! colouring book. From Detournement ‘turning expressions of the capitalist system against itself’ to buying colouring books in the hope of attaining ‘mindfulness’

Jonny Lancaster See Darlington by Train image photographed by Jason Hynes

Title – See Darlington by train

Artist – Jonny Lancaster

Medium – Digital

Description – A homage to the vintage train art of yesteryear

 

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

Title – Three’s a crowd

Artist – Sharon Simpson

Medium – Acrylic

Description – Based on Kio Carp at Butterfly World, Preston Park

 

Richard Collier The New Feethams Development image photographed by Jason Hynes

Title – The new Feethams development

Artist – Richard Collier

Medium – Photograph

 

Carole Thorne The Gathering image photographed by Jason Hynes

Title – The Gathering

Artist – Carole Thorne

Medium – Mixed media – collage, acrylic and laquer spray

Description – Images are magazine cut-outs, rearranged to create the illusion of an art event

 

Nicola Golightly Slavutych colour study image photographed by Jason Hynes

Title – Slavutych colour study

Artist – Nicola Golightly

Medium – Digital print on embossed paper

Description – Duotone experimental piece. Colour study of Slavutych satellite town, Ukraine

 

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Title – Jewelled Trail

Artist – Charity Waistell

Medium – Textile

Description – Based on Darlington’s heritage trail. Painted, embroidered and historic monuments picked out in ‘jewelled’ beads.

 

James D Robinson blimey postcard image photographed by Jason Hynes

Title – blimey! postcard

Artist – James D Robinson

Medium – Digital

Description – Art as a reflection of the real world

 

Stephen Muszynski Three Girls image photographed by Jason Hynes

Title – Three Girls

Artist – Stephen Muszynski (of the Community Arts Group)

Medium – Felt pen

 

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Title – Blue Figures

Artist – Steven Hardy (of the Community Arts Group)

Medium – Felt pen

 

We’ll have 200 of each so make sure that you visit the exhibition to collect your favourite and of course see the original artwork in person.

From these 10 we’ll select one artist to receive the ‘blimey!’ prize of £500. The public vote taken during the two day exhibition will be between all works shown and will be awarded a further £500.

All copyright belongs with the artists, please do not reproduce without permission

 

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June Artist Talk with Roberto Picciau

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Join us at Vesuvio Wines, 3A Houndgate Darlington, Co Durham on  7th June from 7.30pm when Roberto Picciau will be discussing his experience of attending the recent Master Class at the renowned Zabludowicz Collection in London, and how this experience has affected his work and also new attitudes that are important for any artist to cultivate.

Roberto Picciau is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the North East of England. As a young emerging artist Picciau is interested in the creative process, the common karma associated with that process and also the shifting identity of the maker through their work.

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Announcing blimey X Artist Call Out

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blimey! are inviting artists to submit a postcard sized 2D artwork to celebrate the 10th year of the Darlington based artist collective in 2017.

All suitable submitted artworks will be shown in a two day exhibition in July in Darlington town centre as part of our events to mark our 10th birthday. 10 artworks will be selected to be reproduced and printed as commemorative postcards which will be available during the exhibition.

As part of this opportunity two prizes of £500 each will be awarded for two selected artworks, one selected by the blimey! collective and the other by a public vote.

Artists can submit up to 3 artworks including; painting, photography, digital art, textiles, collage etc… All artworks should be 2D and A6 measuring 105 × 148 mm or 4.13 × 5.83 inches. There is no charge to submit artwork to this exhibition.

Download our further information and submission form – blimey X Postcard exhibition submission form

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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 – tomorrow at 7.30pm

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Tomorrow night from 7.30pm will be our next Work in Progress meeting, where we invite people to bring in artwork or ideas for discussion and feedback. We will also be discussing and agreeing our programme of artist talks for next year. If you want to join us and take part, or offer suggestions for the artist talks please come along. Everyone welcome.

This meeting will take place in the downstairs bar, rather than upstairs at Darlington Central Working Men’s Club,7 Beaumont Street, Darlington, County Durham DL1 5RN

See you there

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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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