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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


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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James Paterson to give artist talk

Artist James Paterson, currently working on the Beehive Ballroom residency project at Lingfield Point which will be shown at the upcoming Festival of Thrift, is giving the next artist talk at blimey!

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The talk is taking place at our usual venue, Darlington Central Club, DL1 7RN, 7.30pm on   Wed 11th September.

£2 donation per person, everyone welcome.

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