Town Hall exhibition space

A new exhibition space was created at the Town Hall, Darlington, in 2014. There are five display boards and exhibitions by artists, photographers, designers , local students and local creative projects have been programmed so far. Anyone interested in submitting an exhibition proposal for this space should contact

Current exhibition

Bill Lowery spring exhibition

11 March 2017 10:30 - 12:30pm

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Based in the North-East of England, Bill Lowery began sketching as a child, progressing to oil painting as a teenager. His paintings include still life, abstract, landscapes and portraits, as well as a series of First World War scenes. Bill’s main arts passion is sketching, which allows him to pursue his love of the great outdoors, and study the ways in which man has interacted with nature. In the studio he creates more detailed studies, reworking pieces drawn in the field, recreating images from photographs, or formulating imaginative, original sketches. The Town Hall exhibition space opened July 2014 and Bill’s exhibition is the sixteenth to be held there. Find out more for sales or commissioning on request from

Past Exhibitions

Sea, Sand and Steel

Photographs by Chris Walker

Monday 16 January 2017 - Friday 10 March 2017

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Historically the North East saw concentrations of heavy industry develop side by side with areas of great natural beauty. South Gare, at the mouth of the River Tees, is one such place where the results of human economic activity contrast sharply with the natural environment. The exhibition included includes film based photography (35mm) and work generated through traditional darkroom processes but does not seek to present itself as a masterclass in darkroom or camera handling techniques. Here Chris hopes to demonstrate that photography is more than just the resolution of technical challenges and that a photographer can successfully incorporate both subjective and objective element in their work.

The Market revisited

Exhibition ran Monday 28 November 2016 - Friday 6 January 2017

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In 1986, artist Yvonne Talbot and author Allene Norris produced a book called The Market, which became a local bestseller, with original illustrations created during an artist’s residency. Creative practitioners Shelly Newnham and Norma Kyle followed in the footsteps of Yvonne and Allene, and worked in the market between the summer of 2015, to autumn 2016, this time working primarily through photography to generate this exhibition and produce a website, which explores that period in the markets history

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Photography Exhibition, Elaine Vizor
Monday 15 August - Friday 25 November 2016

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