Friday, 2 May 2014

Another reason to visit mimi

After it's success in Gi 2012, the Art Lending Library is leaving Glasgow and heading down to Darlington

Art Lending Library at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington

3 May 2014 - 5 June 2014

Art Lending Library. A project by Market Gallery and Walker & Bromwich.

The Art Lending Library brings together over 50 works by a diverse range of artists working across the broad spectrum of formats available within contemporary visual arts practice. 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

With works by Beagles and Ramsay, Chris Biddlecombe, Oliver Braid, Jemima Brown, Jasmina Cibic, Romany Dear, Roos Dijkhuizen, Jacqueline Donachie and Roderick Buchanan, Annie O’Donnell, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Laura Eldret, Peter J Evans, Graham Fagen, David Faithfull, Alec Finlay, Ross Hamilton Frew, Dryden Goodwin, Sandy Grant, Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Henna Rikka Halonen, Ellie Harrison, Margaret Harrison, Dean Hughes, Kevin Hunt, Nick Kennedy, Gayle Chong Kwan, Tessa Lynch, Rachel Maclean, Tom Nolan, Nicky Peacock, Kate V Robertson, Andro Semeiko, Iacopo Seri, David Sherry, Calum Stirling, Pivli Takala, Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, Clara Ursitti, Mark Vernon and Ian Middleton, Yu-Chen Wang, Kraig Wilson.

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.

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