What if…? Gallery

A friendly art gallery in the heart of Dartford, Kent. Run by artists for artists.

Welcome to the What If…? Gallery

A friendly art gallery in the heart of Dartford, Kent. Run by artists for artists.

67/69 High Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DJ.
07948557464
info@whatifgallery.co.uk
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Charity No. 1111016


IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT US BY EMAIL
please sent to ruthghoward@aol.com as the website is playing up on emails at the moment

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK – we can then keep you in touch with all the exciting events that we put on!!!

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

ON NOW – Our exciting Christmas exhibition features work from independent artist from all over the county. There is a rich and diverse range of work on display – and lots of work that would be excellent gifts.

CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION FOR THE CHILDREN WITH CASH PRIZES

Encourage young people to enter our competition and get a chance to win £30, £20 or £10 (3 age groups and categories)
Cards of the required size and materials (including glittery stuff) are all provided at gallery and the entry fee is just £1.

We have now extended the closing date on the comp to 23rd December.

Lets go !!!!!!

Don’t forget to Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter to keep updated on what’s happening at the gallery using the links on the right (or below if you’re on a mobile device). If you would like to see what is happening at the Gallery then please visit our Events Page for more information.

PAST EVENTS

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Thanks to a generous donation from one of our exhibiting artists we are pleased to announce that we will soon be upgrading the lighting system in the gallery.

MECHANICA – as you know recently one of our artists was selected to exhibit with Castle Fine Arts in Mayfair, I am pleased to tell you that Dan (Mechanica) has now been signed by that gallery, and he is now a professional working artist! well done Dan!

SYLVIA HOGG / HEATHER HAYTHORNWTHWAITE / FIONA SPIRALS
Please come along and see their work !
MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2014

JOY PHILLIPOU AND ANN ROGERS
New artists to the What if…? Gallery
MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER – SATURDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2014

ANDREW RUCK – PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Christmas is coming and there are some really strong images here that will be perfect gifts!
MONDAY 27TH OCTOBER – SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

KENT ARTS NETWORK
Please come and see what other artists in Kent are doing ! perhaps you could network with them?
MONDAY 10TH NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 2014

RECENT EVENTS:

SUNDAY 7th September 2014 from 1-3pm
FREE ENTRY
CHILDRENS ART DAY

We will be introducing the children to basis Printing techniques and Collage work.
Bring the children along or ring 07948 557464 to register
(This is a FREE EVENT – but of course if you would like to donate to the funds of the gallery it will help us to provide events such as this)

30th June to 12th July

PRIOR TO GOING TO HIS LONDON DEBUT EXHIBITION
MECHANICA
As featured on BBC TV South East, we are delighted to present this sculptural work made by an Artist of Tomorrow
Many of this artists pieces have been sold already but if you hurry…….. you may be able to bag yourself a bargain or just come in and see what has taken the art world by storm recently!!
Email the gallery if you would like to be invited to the Reception/Preview evening on Saturday 5th July.

19th May to 31st May 2014
Britta Von zweigbergk and Ron Scutt present a collection of recent works.
Both are very well know local artists and you will enjoy seeing their work – so pop in and feast your eyes!

strong>2nd June to 28th June 2014
Our Summer Exhibition
Kentish artists have been invited to display their work in the gallery – Perhaps next year you might like to take part? Meanwhile come and see the high standard of work that has been submitted this year.

THE WELLINGTON TRUST:
8th April until 19th April 2014
to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic at The What If …? Gallery

HMS Wellington was built at Devonport Dockyard in 1934. She was one of 13 Grimsby class warships built for service in the Commonwealth and Dependencies and from 1936 to 1939 she patrolled the waters around New Zealand.

At the outbreak of WWII she was recalled to perform convoy escort duties in the Atlantic. During six years of wartime service she rescued over 450 Merchant Navy seamen. She also shared the credit for sinking a U-Boat. Shortly after the end of the war she was retired and laid up at Pembroke Dock.

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners had been looking for a livery hall since 1939. After the war the chances of building a livery hall in London were remote. In 1947 HMS Wellington was made available by the Admiralty and the Company decided to buy her and convert her to a floating Livery Hall. HQS Wellington arrived at Victoria Embankment in 1948.

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Saturday 19th April (Easter Saturday)
from 11am till 4pm
Bring the children along for an Easter Art Workshop.
This event is FREE OF CHARGE but we are hoping to raise funds for DAISY DOODLES and a Sensory room through the sale of cakes and refreshments.
Please come along and support us, we ask you to email if you would like to reserve places, or just come along and take a chance on the day!!

Sing and Sign Sessions

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Come and join the original, award winning, small music group that helps you communicate with your baby before speech.

Please contact Jenette Hawkes on 01322522790 or 07958455699 or email jenettehawkes@singandsign.com for more information. There is also more information at their website www.singandsign.com and their Facebook page SingAndSignBexleyAndDartford.

Picture Framing Service

Anthony Elliott offers an independent picture framing service, providing hand finished frames of a high standard.

He is based at the What If…? Gallery and if you are a Friend of the Gallery, he will give you discount on any frames ordered.

Anthony is in the gallery most days and if you would like a price please pop in and see him or leave your details so that he can contact you.

There is more information on the other services we offer at the gallery on our Services page.

Calling All Art Students!

Would you like to exhibit your art work? We are here for YOU and can offer exhibition space for you or a group of artists at extraordinary low costs. You can exhibit art, sculpture, photography or jewellery. To display one item can be a little as £1 per week. If you would like to read more about the exciting collaborations we have worked on in the past please visit our Exhibitions & Events page.

New Arts and Crafts Session for Visually Impaired Artists

We offer an arts and crafts session for artists with visual impairments and can provide opportunities to exhibit the finished artwork.

Please email Ruth at info@whatifgallery.co.uk for more details. You can also find out more information on our other classes and workshops on the Classes page.

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