A series of paintings of unknown women have provided the inspiration for a new exhibition in Darlington.

The canvases form part of Darlington Borough Council’s art collection and were unearthed by North East curator Michaela Wetherell who launched an appeal asking the public and other artists to help tell the stories of the forgotten women.

‘Tell Her Story’, which opens at Crown Street Art Gallery on Tuesday 22 November, will feature the original paintings alongside a series of new artworks created by artists from across the region and beyond.

The project has been supported by Creative Darlington and the Arts Council England and features the work of artists Alyson Agar, Mircea Cirtog, Sarah Cooney, Norma Kylem Tallulah Lines, James Quinn, Jonnny Lancaster, Helen Steel and Helen Winthorpe Kendrick.

 ‘Tell Her Story’ will run from Tuesday 22 November until Thursday 12 January. For more information about the gallery and Creative Darlington, log onto the website at www.darlington.gov.uk/creativedarlington.


Photo caption: Stephen Wiper, Creative Darlington manager, and Michaela Wetherell, curator, with one of the original paintings from the art collection to be featured in the exhibition – ‘Fear of the unknown’ by artist Tony Peart