Unseen Beautiful clearly appealed

April 2019 saw Creative Darlington collaborating with Lens Think to bring a second call out for 2019. The call out invited people to submit images through Instagram of the ‘Unseen Beautiful’ in and around Darlington.  We were particularly interested in our beautiful surroundings and everyday things that you think showcase our town through a different […]

New boards, new bulbs, new exhibition

We’ve had an end of year refresh of the Crown Street Art Gallery space at Darlington Library following a successful year. Creative Darlington programmed 7 exhibitions between 31 March 2018 and 18 March 2019 securing 19,969 visits, an increase on 18,219 visits secured for 7 exhibitions in 2017/18.   Group exhibitions by the Community Arts Project, […]

Get involved in Pictures in Print at Crown Street Library – Saturday 16th and Saturday 23rd March, free activity running 12 noon – 3pm

Why not pop into Pictures in Print, explore printmaking and make your own print to take away?  This free activity is on offer with drop in sessions taking place from 12 noon to 3pm on Saturday 16th March 2019 and Saturday 23 March 2019 in the gallery at Crown Steet Library.  Activity will be led […]

Bring it on – Darlington BookFest fast approaching at Crown Street Library

    Would you like to go to Hogwarts like Harry Potter? Or to the deep dark woods with the Gruffalo? Would you like to have a go at stop animation? Or perhaps gaming is more your thing? Whatever your interest… be sure to check out BookFest. Coming soon to Crown Street Library.

Looking forward to the next Dover Art Prize selection

Mallinson & Doyle delivered a proposal which was selected for the Dover Art Prize 2016, leading to the creation of  a new work, Strang Stone, which was shared Darlington’s Indoor Market in  2018.  Strang Stane was informed by the heritage, including periodic relocation, of Darlington’s Boulmer Stone, and would periodically rotate whilst in Darlington (a […]

See Darlington through the eyes of artists in January 2019

Darlington through the eyes of artists 5th – 30th January 2019 Darlington through the eyes of artists is on display until Wednesday 30 January 2019. A selection of oils, watercolours and sketches from the local studies collection, all featuring views of the town that have inspired artists over the years. Interesting not only for their artistic merit […]

Royal Northern Sinfonia – New Year New Artists performance – Thursday 17 January 2019 at Darlington Hippodrome

In 2018 Creative Darlington was delighted to support a fantastic film and music project as part of our ongoing work with Orchestras Live and Durham Music Service, which began with the Hallé Orchestra giving two performances at the Dolphin Centre in 2016.  In summer 2018, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) started a creative […]

Invitation to Artists – Thursday 13 December 2018

Great news from the Auxiliary Project Space, who have curated helpful activity in Darlington this year and brilliant activity various regarding space and future opportunities, hope lots of artists from Darlington and other parts of the Tees Valley accept their invitation, shown below.   The Auxiliary Project Space are happy to announce plans for a new gallery […]

IncluDANCE is coming to Darlington

Inclusive dance is coming to Darlington     IncluDANCE is an inclusive dance group for young people aged 11 – 18 living in and around Darlington. To launch the group there will be some FREE taster classes happening in the lead up to Christmas and from January the class will meet each week on a […]


PRIZE FUND OF £10,000 FOR ARTISTS County Durham Community Foundation is delighted to launch the Dover Prize 2018. This 2-year bursary of £10,000 that supports excellence and experimentation in the arts and creative industries and is an opportunity is open to any UK-based creative practitioner, individual artist or art collective. An application must be made […]