I am pleased to announce that the ‘what if.. Gallery’ is working in partnership with Dartford Borough Council and Kent Libraries (at Dartford’s own Peter Blake Gallery) to present
CONTEXT IN TEXTILES.
(noun) circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood.
This exhibition Highlights the use of textiles in Art and the way in which we use Art to convey messages.
On display is the Dartford PROCESSIONS flag that formed part of a mass participation artwork which celebrated one hundred years of votes for women in June 2018
alongside the very talented students from North West Kent College who have taken this opportunity to exhibit some of their work.
Students from North West Kent UAL Level 3 Extended Applied and Fine Art students
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C H R I S T M A S I S C O M I N G
We are currently hanging our annual Christmas faire works, please pop in and see all the lovely paintings and other gifts that you could purchase for your friends and family.
This runs from 16th November 2018 to 7th January 2019.
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Hannah has her Lino cut work on dislay at the moment – do pop in and see it.
Until 9th September 2017
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There is to be a childrens Art workshop during the October half term this year – HALLOWEEN – if you would like to come along please contact the Gallery direct. Spooky!
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SATURDAY MAY 20TH 2017 – SPRING FAYRE Art Competition
Central Park – Dartford
The awards have been made.
Message from Anne – our Events and Exhibitions Organiser
Hi – I have been working voluntarily as Primary Exhibitions Organiser for the gallery for the last 8 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 or hire rooms. Just email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
THE VISION ART GROUP
Working in collaboration with RBS and for those with eyesight problems we hold a monthly Arts workshop meeting. If you know someone that is interested just email us.
NCS (National Citizens Service) this is a nationwide programme aimed at young people between the ages of 15-18 with the hope of decreasing social segregation and increasing community spirit. What if…? Gallery have an on-going relationship and work in partnership with them.
THE TUESDAY GROUP EXHIBITION Annual summer Exhibition
DARTFORD ART GROUP – This local Art Group have exhibited with us for the last 11 years and have been in existence since 1946. They offer opportunities for local artists to continue with the tradition of local art exhibitions. Please contact Ruth for more details.
MAY DAY CELEBRATION – SPRING FAIR
In May 2015 @ CENTRAL PARK DARTFORD – This event was organised by Ruth Howard and supported by members of the volunteer force from what if…? Gallery.
It was a very successful debut for Dartford Arts Network, and it was all due to volunteers from the what if…? Gallery. Well done!
This event will be repeated Saturday 20th May 2017.
It is a traditional outdoor country fair with an arts bias, colourful stalls and activities.
Remember the Maypole?
Our Summer Exhibition – This is an annual event / exhibition of work by our Tuesday Group.
As featured on BBC TV South East, we are delighted that Dan (aka Mechanica) exhibited first with us before he went on to be a successful Professional Artist with Castle Arts.
Dartford Creative Artists and Makers Market
We have always supported Arts activities within the Town and helped with the Creative Arts events on One Bell corner.
Camberwell College of Arts
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.