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 […]

Crown Street Call Out – Artists Selected

Thank you to everyone who responded to our Crown Street Call Out. We had a fantastic response, with over 120 applications. Following a meeting of the selection panel, we are pleased to announce the following artists have been selected Phil Gatenby Stuart Langley Brian Lee Aimee Suggitt Jenni Thirlwell The artists’ selected works will be […]

Heritage on Track

Darlington has a significant role in railway heritage, with the bi-centenary of the first railway passenger journey on Locomotion No. 1 on the Stockton & Darlington railway in 1825 fast approaching in 2025, two active railway stations, Bank Top and North Road, the Head of Steam railway museum  and a number of key buildings and sites, including […]

Crown Street Call Out – Deadline Approaching!

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 […]

We want your views

Last year, the council decided to keep the main library at Crown Street and will invest £2m in improvements and repairs. Between now and 15 March, we are gathering your views on how Crown Street library could look in the future. Follow the link below to have your say… https://www.darlington.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/darlington-s-main-library-is-staying-at-crown-street/

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 […]