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 […]

Crown Street Call Out

Creative Darlington have the pleasure of launching an opportunity for artists. We are seeking submissions from visual artists of works to be installed in and around the Crown Street Gallery, Darlington. Art forms can include drawing, painting, illustration, poetry, photography or design. We are looking for contemporary, visually captivating works which will demonstrate the creative […]

Viewpoints Artists Call Out 2019

A new and exciting opportunity for artists from Festival of Thrift has launched today… Viewpoints by Festival of Thrift offers artists an exciting opportunity to create new temporary work in the public domain in response to a broad brief. A key theme of Festival of Thrift 2019 is ‘Clean Air’ and we are particularly keen […]

The Hullabaloo

The Hulaballoo have an exciting programme over the next three months. Find out more below, or by visiting (Credit Kristen McCluskie) March Dreamland Wednesday 16 January – Sat 23 March, 10am-2pm, The Hullabaloo – Gillian Dickinson Creative Play. Dreamland is a beautiful sensory play installation that welcomes children 0-4 years and their grown-ups to take […]

Conversations in Painting Studio Visits

Continuing on from previous creative activity, Conversations in Painting are hosting a number of Painter’s Studio Visits throughout 2019. The first will be with the initiators / organisers of Conversations in Painting – painters Sarah Cooney and Phil Gatenby at their Navigator North studio in Middlesbrough. Join the visit (and conversation) on Wednesday, 23 January 2019 […]

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 […]