What if…? Gallery

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

Exhibitions & Events


I am Anne and I have been working voluntarily as Primary Exhibitions Organiser for the gallery for the last 7 years. I have enjoyed being part of this project and have expanded my love of art. I love meeting a whole variety of people involved in gallery life.

So please contact me if you want to exhibit and take part.

Dartford Arts Network (DAN) is a new organisation designed to bring artists from all disciplines together, to work and achieve a collaborative arts community. We have the full support of Dartford Borough Council in our first major project:



On THURSDAY 30TH JULY Fiona Spirals will lead a Collage (paper craft) workshop for the children and the cost will be just £3 each child.
Please note – we are now full for this workshop!!

Please come and see the work done by our students of the Tuesday Art workshops. This is a varied and very interesting exhibition.

This local Art Group have a huge number of exciting new works on display at the gallery until 11th July.
Some experimental work has been produced, like painting on drift wood – please see our Facebook Page for pictures.

MAY DAY ART FAIR – 2ND MAY 2015 in Central Park. This event was kindly sponsored by Dartford Borough Council.
The ‘en plein aire’ Competition Winner was Barbara Yates – well done!!! Dartford Arts Network awarded Barbara the 1ST PRIZE of £100. Look out for this event next year!
This event was sponsored by DARTFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL.

MAY DAY CELEBRATION 2nd May 2015 from 12-6pm

This event promises to be a traditional country fair with stallholders being asked to dress in vintage dress, with bunting and colourful stalls and activities including:
Dartford Concert Band
will play a variety of popular and traditional music including Greensleeves
VOCALISE – Singing group led by Sandra Boore
Wadard Morris Men who will sing traditional mayday songs and dances
Richard Slater – drawing Charicatures
Cake stall
May pole dancers – provided by Maypole school
Handmade Popcorn stall
Dartford Art Group – painting in the park – “en plein aire” Competition with a prize of £100 at the end of the day for the best art work produced on the day
Childrens Crafts Stall (Run by What if…Gallery)
Mini Theatrical production by Maypole School
Dartford Floral Club – will have a stall selling posies of flowers
Arturo – authentic pagan Drum and instrument maker
will sell and demonstrate his instruments

Charlotte Johnson
had a very successful exhibition here at the What if…? in 2014 and if you like her expressive work please contact the gallery who will put you in touch with her.

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!

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.

30th June to 12th July

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 7th June.


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!!

Dartford Creative Artists and Makers Market

The programme aims to highlight and develop the work of Dartford artists and creative organisations and encourage more young people and families to use Dartford High Street. From August – December 2013 we are delivering a broad programme of creative activities and events working with a range of communities and artists. Activities will be situated at One Bell Corner on the High Street, every Saturday from 10am – 3pm. We will offer activities for families, updates, launches and opportunities to get involved. Our unique Artist and Makers Market is part of this offer and the Artist and Makers Market will take place on the high street.



Wilmington Girl’s Grammar School 6th Form Students 2013

This exhibition showcased work from A-level art students from the school. The tutor negotiated with us for the girls to instigate the exhibition from start to finish, this involved procuring the art and planning the whole exhibition themselves. A few planning meetings were carried out in the gallery prior to the exhibition. They designed their own leaflets and posters and even hung their own work, with some help. The girls had a most successful opening evening, for family and friends. The gallery enjoyed working with the students and were delighted with their standard of work.

Camberwell College of Arts 2009

In this exhibition, students were involved in showing a video arts installation – ‘peephole’ art.

Students used seven volunteers to take pictures of their exhibition. They recorded the position of their iris’ whilst looking straight ahead and they measured the activity of the dilation and contraction. An enjoyable and unusual experience for all concerned.

North West Kent Fine Art Department 2013

Fine Art Students Students presented an exhibition of their end of year works. Students loved the opportunity to hold a reception and private viewing in the Gallery for their parents and friends to see their work and where their work was also offered for sale.

Photography Workshop 2012

What If…? Gallery obtained a grant from Dartford Council to commission Timothy Leek, a well known photographic artist to present community workshops producing portraits of their own community space through the medium of the camera. This class was provided for young people in Dartford and were free for all youngsters. The results were later exhibited in the gallery.

Children’s Workshops

Children join us in the school holidays, for arts and crafts. The children can paint a canvas with a tutor, or join the crafts room where they can learn to create mobiles; butterflies, masks and other creative projects. We can also arrange for children to be taken to Holy Trinity Church to experience brass rubbing. All of these different activities will cost £5 for two hours. Parents can stay with their children if they are under six years old and even join in with the art. Dates for these activities will be posted on our Facebook page. We rely on our band of volunteers to help with enthusiastic children attending the gallery. We do our best to arrange acitivities especially during the school holiday – would you like to help at the gallery?

UCA University of Creative Arts 2012

Exhibition – What If…? What Next?

12 post – graduates from UCA specialising in Fine Art. One of whom was working as a volunteer for our gallery. Their work ranged from painting, sculpture and digital media.

Longfield School

Students at Longfield School had a fantastic opportunity to show their end of term work in a working gallery environment with lots of extra curricular learning experiences.

Leigh Technology Academy

Students at Leigh Technology Academy also had a fantastic opportunity to show their end of term work in a working gallery environment with lots of extra curricular learning experiences.

Temple Hill School

Children from Primary classes paid a visit to our Gallery to see a live art demonstration and were amazed to see a beautiful painting evolve before their eyes. Our tutor Doug Clarke can take up to 8 children for a 2 hour lesson with their teachers including a tour and talk about the gallery £6 per child. Perfect for year 6 and upwards.

Paris trips

We have organised various art trips, including day trips to Paris by Eurostar.

If there are any enquiries about what we do and what we can do for you, or if you have any suggestions at all – please contact me on 07962 978733 or anne.langouroux@ntlworld.com.

Anne Langouroux

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