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Art Lending Library at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington


30 April 2014
Photograph Copyright Colin Grey

Photograph Copyright Colin Gray

The Art Lending Library brings together over 50 works by a diverse range of artists. The project has been made possible through the generosity of participating artists in gifting their works into the care of the library, to be made available to loan for the duration of the exhibition.

Join them in celebrating the opening of the exhibition with a ceremonial procession through Darlington town centre, accompanied by the Cockerton Prize Silver Band. The parade will be followed by a reception from 1pm until 3pm at Crown Street Gallery, where you will be able to join the Art Lending Library and borrow works to enjoy in your home, work place or community centre. The Parade begins at the Life Pulse sculpture on Blackwellgate, 12 noon on Saturday 3 May.

The exhibition runs at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington, from Saturday 3 May – Thursday 5 June 2014. For further details, and to see the artworks, visit www.artlendinglibrary.org.uk

The exhibition in Darlington will include a selection of new works. mima has taken this opportunity to support  two locally based emerging curators, by working together to establish a group of 9 artists to invite to participate from the local region, nationally and internationally.

Find out what The Guardian had to say about the project, over on their ‘The Northerner’ blog.


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