LATEST EXCITING NEWS!
Joy Philippou MBE is exhibiting her Atomic Universe works. Joy is a very interesting character and her work is very unusual.
LIFE SESSION – Wednesday 2nd November 2016 between 6-9pm. We have a model booked and the places are filling up fast. Please email us if you want to come along! The cost is untutored and you will need to bring your own art materials.
ROGER MORTIMER exhibition is now finished but he was happy with his picture sales and good feedback about his work. Catch him at the Capital Gallery in Eltham.
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CAFE IN THE PARK – Central Park, Dartford has two of our favourite ‘What if…?’ artists: Ray Marshall and James Taylor, exhibiting NOW on the new Café Gallery wall.
I am sure you will agree it looks fantastic – so while the weather is still good pop into the park, have a cup of coffee and see the art.
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Puppet making workshop with Hayley Byfield.
Saturday 13th August 2016 for a FREE puppet making workshop.
All ages welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Our artists and students from the watercolour workshop on Tuesday afternoons assembled all their work and exhibited from 1st August until 13th August 2016.
They have made amazing progress.
Why not join us for a Life drawing Session?
If you would like to come along or want further information please register by emailing us direct.
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We are delighted to announce that the winner of the QUEENS REIGN COMPETITION in the Adults Section is:
Julie Woolnough – well done Julie. Your prize of £100 is waiting for you at the gallery
and the winner in the CHILDRENS SECTION is….
Evie Aged 5. Well done – keep up the good art work! Evie will be able to collect her prize of an ARTS BOX any time over the next two weeks.
Thanks to all those that entered, and to Eija Burrell (Mayoress of Dartford and herself an artist) and Patsy Thurlow (Dartford Borough Council) who were the judges.
It was generally agreed that the standard of all entries was very high indeed.
This competition was run with the support of Dartford Borough Council.
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Len Waghorn – the works sold during the exhibition totalled £1000 for the what if…? Gallery – we are very grateful to his family and most especially his daughter Tina Waghorn and his wife Marie who allowed us to exhibit his work for a final time and raise funds for the gallery that he loved.
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The Bluewater POP UP SHOP is now closed!
We are extremely grateful to the Bluewater Management team who gave us another chance to raise funds and awareness of the good work we do in Dartford to support Art/artists and the community groups we support. The Pop up shop experience is a huge boost to our finances and the morale of our team. I have to extend my special thanks to Anne, Doug, and Ray who worked so hard continuously throughout the 6 weeks. Also thanks go to Pete Claire Laura and all the other volunteers and artists who contributed to the success we achieved. Lets do it again!
best wishes from Ruth Howard
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 £2 and you will be amazed how inspiring it is to be with other people whilst they work – although it is an untutored session. Our Peter Auld is a kindly soul who will welcome you and ensure you get a cup of tea and a biscuit during the evening. Over 16’s only.
Just in case you wondered…… The what if…? Gallery is a Community arts project and registered as a charity. We provide workshops for those interested in painting and art and can accommodate your group meetings. Some of the projects we host are Carlton Resource centre, The Vision Art group, Dartford Art Group and Sing and Sign for young children. We welcome all artists and offer facilities for exhibitions and events.