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June’s Artist Talk with Roberto Picciau

Thanks to Roberto Picciau for an enlightening artist talk and great to hear all about the Zabludowicz Collection Master Class.

We won’t be having an artist talk in the first week of July as we’ll be installing our blimey X exhibition, which will be open to the public on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July, between 10am and 4pm in The Cornmill Centre, Darlington (shop unit next door to HMV).

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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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Next artist talk – Louise Taylor

Shoot, 2010, Tow Law, County Durham

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

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.

Mongolia 2006

Mongolia 2006

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

£2 entry

This years artist talks have been programmed with support from Creative Darlington

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First Artist Talk of 2015 – Sara Cooper

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.

blimey! Artist Talk Sara Cooper (04.02.15)

 

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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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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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Art Lending Library – Call for volunteers

Art Lending Library

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.

As part of the exhibition the Library are seeking people to sign up as volunteers and get involved. Roles will involve being volunteer librarians, art handlers (training to be provided) and parade volunteers. For info about how to get involved look here.

Part of the events around the exhibition will involve blimey!’s next artist talk being hosted at Crown Street Gallery on Wednesday 4th May. Further details to be posted nearer the time or sign up to our mailing list for news about all of our events.

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Get involved at our next Work in Progress meeting

At our next meeting, artist and founder member of blimey! Carol Sommer is calling for artists or anyone interested in being involved, to come along and take part in contributing to one of her latest pieces –

I’m making a short film of women reading descriptions of Iris Murdoch’s fictional female characters and would like to invite as many women as are willing to take part, at the next blimey! meeting on Wednesday 2nd April from 7.30pm at Darlington Central Working Men’s Club, Beaumont Street, Darlington. Everyone very welcome and all contributions will be gratefully acknowledged.

Thank you!

Carol Sommer

 

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Scopophilia (2014), film still, Carol Sommer

There’s no need to get in touch to book a place or anything, just turn up on the night at 7.30pm.

For further updates on all of our activities sign up to our mailing list or contact us at blimeydarlington@yahoo.com

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