EXCITING NEWS FOR THE ARTS COMMUNITY IN DARTFORD
ART COMPETITION – en plein aire – in Central Park Dartford on 2nd May 2015 from 1-4pm
Dartford Arts Network is giving you! the opportunity to enter an art competition and paint outdoors, to capture the essence of the MAYDAY FAIR. 1ST PRIZE FOR ADULTS IN £100 CASH and 1st Prize for children is a wonderful box of Art Materials.
Entry fee is just £3 for adults and £1 for children. Bring your painting equipment and enrol before the day.
Entry forms are available from the what if…? gallery or in the park on the day.
SEE OUR PAGE ENTITLED EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
Tues 31st March – Saturday 11th April 2015.
Title: WE LIVE TO EAT
Kent based artist, Samuel Capell will open his solo exhibition, “WE LIVE TO EAT” on Friday 3rd April and has already received a host of plaudits from the local art scene in Folkestone.
This exhibition which aspires to highlight society’s dependency on fast food, will feature over 20 pieces of work including limited editions prints of the ‘Ten Condiments’, a large acrylic painting of ‘Please Sir, I’m Hooked’ featuring Oliver Twist holding out for more fries and work inspired by the artist Barbara Kruger.
However, the main piece of the exhibition is London Orbital, which comprises of 200 postcard sized pieces, each depicting a McDonald’s outlet within the M25. Artist Capell, visited each store to gain inspiration for the artwork which has taken him over 1 year to complete.
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Richard Slater’s TOTALLY AMAZING “TITANIC” EXHIBITION
runs for one week only Monday 13th – Sunday 19th April 2015.
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Sam Penman Monday 20th – Saturday 25th April 2015
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Monday April 27th – Saturday May 23rd – FIVE LADY ARTISTS
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Message from the Principals:
We would like to send a very big thank you to all for supporting us, without the artists that paint and exhibit with us, we would not be able to continue our good work. Please remember that all the volunteers at the gallery do not get paid at all but put in many hours of their spare time to make the gallery a pleasant and welcoming place to visit.
from Ruth and Anne
67/69 High Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DJ.
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Charity No. 1111016
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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
CHILDRENS ART DAY – free entry. SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2014
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!
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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.
Saturday 19th April (Easter Saturday)
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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.