Creative Darlington have worked in partnership with long standing Darlington based, all female artist collective blimey! to further explore their collective practice and create work which considers themes presented in Guido Reni’s baroque painting ‘The Death of Lucretia’.

More information about the project, exhibition and artists can be found here

Unfortunately the current exhibition at The Bowes Museum is not currently accessible due to Covid-19, but you can still watch the project documentary film to further understand the context and the artists’ responses to this.

The film and photography featured within the blimey! Lucretia exhibition at The Bowes Museum document the Piercing Lucretia events. This series of events took place in a number of venues and engaged with various audiences. These included the opening night of the Guido Reni – The Power and The Virtue exhibition at The Bowes Museum which launched the project, Crown Street Art Gallery at Crown Street Library, Darlington and Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Darlington.

The project included collaborative events with Lust For Life Drawing, Nasty Women North East and Eliot Smith Dance. A diverse range of participants at each event offered opportunities for a range of creative responses to be made. This included artists, writers, local and international students and the public. Participants and these interactions were recorded to share this creative process.

Click the following link to watch the documentary film.

Film & Photography Credit : Joanne Coates