What if…? Gallery

……in the heart of Dartford, Kent.

Welcome to the What If…? Gallery

Children’s Workshops:
Get ready for the Summer holidays! Sign up now!
We are pleased to announce that the next 2 childrens workshop’s will take place on 2nd August and the 23rd August (both from 1-3pm)
Please sign up now to ensure you can get a place.
£5 per session.

Get involved!
Artists – please join us in our collaboration project entitled Silk River. We are holding workshops that will give artists the opportunity to design elements of a Silk Banner which will represent Dartford and it’s personality/heritage.
The next workshop is on 31st May but you can work on sketches and designs at home and submit them through the what if…? Gallery..
When artists including myself met last Tuesday evening we produced lots of images that may be used.
Please contact me if you want to take part and/or please follow Kinetika on Facebook for more information or check out http://www.silkriver.co.uk
best wishes



Renoir – selfie.

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LIFE DRAWING – Please contact us to enquire about the next Life session.

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On Saturdays between 25th March and 29th April – Luna Travers will run THE ART OF SELF DISCOVERY art sessions.
The times are between 10.30 and 12.30 and the price £15. For more information please contact her on 07751 231616

Click on the link below for more details:

Six Week Art Course, ‘The Art Of Self Discovery’

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017, 10:30 AM

The ‘What If Gallery’ Dartford
67 High Street, DA1 1DJ Dartford, GB

5 Members Attending

I am an artist living and working in Kent.I have studied and worked at a local art university for the last ten years.Six week Saturday Art Course entitled:’The Art Of Self Discovery’Starting Date: 25th March until the 29th April 2017Do you like drawing? Do you have an interest in art?This course encourages you to develop and explore your inne…

Check out this Meetup →

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The Bluewater POP UP SHOP is now closed!

Don’t forget
Every Wednesday evening from 6-9pm we hold our Open Arts evening at the what if…? Gallery. Come along and join in the fun. Bring something you want to paint/draw/make. It costs just £3.50 and you will be amazed how inspiring it is to be with other people whilst they work – although it is an untutored session. Over 16’s only.

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This was the children really enjoying themselves at the Children’s Arts and Craft workshop in February half term. This opportunity was brought to you and kindly supported by DARTFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL.

Please register in advance for the next one (in August) because they are so popular.


19 thoughts on “Welcome to the What If…? Gallery

  1. Hi,
    I am an artist printmaker, living and working in Beckenham, Kent.
    I am also part of a printmaking group who came to know each other through printmaking class in Lewisham.
    I / we are looking for opportunities to exhibit my / our work.
    Are you able to offer a space for hire and if so can you give me details of costs etc?
    I will look forward to hearing back from you.
    Lucy Cooper

    • I hope you received our email regarding exhibitions. In Dartford we are taking bookings for 2016-17 now and hope you will get in touch again if you want to reserve the gallery. We have not had many printmakers contact us, so it would be grand for us to see your work.

  2. Hi, how can I get involved in these exhibitions? They’re a great idea. I’d love to exhibit my work.
    Many thanks

  3. Hi

    Quick questio. I am a landscape photographer.

    I have done a few canvas prints recently. Would you be interested in displaying?

    Happy to pay etc…

    • Hi Dave,
      further to your enquiry in November 2015 I am now pleased to say that we are holding a LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS/ARTISTS exhibition which for you to take part – would be free of charge !! amazing isn’t it?

      We look forward to meeting you
      best wishes
      Ruth @ what if …? Gallery

      Please contact Anne on the what if…? Gallery website to enquire,

  4. Do you run printmaking workshops?

  5. I’ve been told I could get an item framed in the gallery. Is this correct?

  6. Hi I don’t know if you can help but I visited the pop up gallery in bluewater and purchased a picture I also say something else I liked but can’t remember the artists name. It was a pen and ink drawing of a fish bowl with blocks of flats in the background with what looked like junk dumped at the bottom of the bowl such as a trolly. Hope you can help me with the name of the artist and a website that I could buy one.
    Many thanks

    • Good morning Nichola.
      Thank you for your enquiry regarding our fine artist David Boughton (a.k.a. El Davo) his work is very collectable and I have passed your email address to him, so he can contact you directly.
      Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any problems. Look out for us later in the year when we hope to be at Bluewater again where Dave will be exhibiting some more of his work – many thanks
      from Ruth @ what if…Gallery

  7. Hi, we have a painting by a DW Hicks, Dartford. Have you ever heard of this artist?

    • Hello there
      Yes D Hicks was a local Dartford artist who lived in the borough until he died in the early 80’s I think. He was a member of Dartford Art Group. I will try and find out more information for you.

  8. Hi

    I am a textile artist and tutor living in Bexley and wondering if you could show my work or have me as a tutor. Please contact me on the below info.

  9. Hey I’m interested in coming along to your life sessions. Can you let me know what dates you do please? Thanks.

    • Hi Laura
      sorry we didn’t get back to you sooner. The life sessions are being held on Wednesdays evenings (1 per month) and cost £7.50.
      Please register if you would like to come along in January 2017.
      best wishes

  10. What are the prices and activities that are being held for children in the half term?
    Thank you

    • Hi
      To give you background info :

      The price is £5 per child. Children over 7 can join in with the painting a canvas and children under 7 can take part in craft activities. (making an elephant out of milk bottles or creating a storyboard)
      Children can not be left on their own at the gallery so parents/carers are asked to stay on the premises. and the times are from 1-3pm on Wednesday 15th
      All out staff are volunteers, and the benefits from the workshop keep the gallery going.
      thanks and best wishes

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