Exhibitions are currently programmed at Darlington Town Hall and Crown Street Library and we are involved in a variety of visual arts activity in Darlington, including The Dover Art Prize co-ordinated by County Durham Community Foundation. More information on the current Dover Art Prize winner is available www.doyleandmallinson.com.

We also manage and promote access to Darlington’s Borough Art Collection. Works in the collection in oil and acrylic paint can be accessed online through the Art UK website. Appointments can be made to view particular works in the collection and we have staged 4 exhibitions including works from the Borough Art Collection in Crown Street Art Gallery and 1 at the Darlington Town Hall Exhibition space since 2012.

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts is an independent charity based in Darlington, which offers a range of great activity and facilities. More at www.thebridgedarlington.org.uk


Creative Darlington manages exhibition programmes in the gallery at Crown Street Library, where exhibitions secured 128,000 visits between May 2012 and May 2018, and at Darlington Town Hall, where visitors can enjoy the work on display.  Contact the Creative Darlington Manager, Stephen Wiper via email at stephen.wiper@darlington.gov.uk if you are interested in finding out more about exhibition opportunities.


Outside of fixed exhibition programmes Creative Darlington has been happy to work with visual artists in developing ideas in other locations, supporting projects including the Art Lending Library and the Navigator North temporary artspace on High Row in Darlington. We have worked with the County Durham Community Foundation and Darlington Society of Arts to remodel the delivery of the Dover Art Prize in Darlington, and are looking forward to seeing new work presented by the winning artists, Doyle and Mallinson later this year. Further information about the artists can be found here.