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.
Above – The Gathering by Carole Thorne
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.
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.
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.
With 172 votes cast in total, Sharon Simpson received the public prize for her work ‘Three’s a Crowd’ (see image below).
Thanks to everyone who came during the exhibition and the artists involved.
We’ll be posting news of our next blimey! artist talk soon.
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