LATEST EXCITING NEWS!
Puppet making workshop with Hayley Byfield.
Join the Dartford Creative team in the What If…? Gallery on Saturday 13th August for a FREE puppet making workshop. Just pop in between 11am and 1pm – no booking required! All ages welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Our artists and students from the watercolour workshop on Tuesday afternoons have assembled all their work to show you how they have progressed during the last year.
On show NOW in the gallery in Dartford we have some fine examples of work that you would be proud to have on your walls.
Pop in and see it before 13th August.
Why not join us for a Life drawing Session?
This is an untutored session on the evening of Wednesday 24th August from 6.30pm until about 9pm
The cost is just £7.50 per person and places are limited to just 6 people.
If you would like to come along and if you would like to see this session extended to a more regular basis – please contact us.
Payment must be made in advance. 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.
See images below.
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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DARTFORD ART GROUP FROM 27TH June to 4th July. This group meets at the what if..? Gallery every Thursday evening – so why not pop along and see what they are up to?
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Len Waghorn – the works sold during the exhibition totalled £600 and rising 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.