This exhibition is at Crown Street Gallery from Saturday 7th September to Thursday 3rd October 2019, open Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm.

Colin Graham’s previous exhibition at Darlington Library, ‘A Mind’s Eye’, was held in 2015 and shared work from years of his practice. ‘Colourscape’ explores further some of the notions raised in ‘A Mind’s Eye’, predominantly that the focus for outcomes in painting is ideas; and that work in an abstract mode has just as much a grasp on reality as work that reflects visually the natural world as it looks.

Within this exhibition, Colin has taken on board some of Kandinsky’s thoughts on the inner meanings of relationships in art with regard to the emotional and the spiritual.

The exhibition seeks to raise questions regarding the power of shape, line, tone and colour to provoke and encourage strong conceptual and emotional response,s and Colin believes ‘an abstract work is the visual equivalent of a mental state’.

Born in North Lincolnshire, Colin trained at the Leeds College of Art and Leeds University, with Degrees in Book Illustration and Teaching (Art Education) with further degrees at the Open University and York University. His professional career has been in Art(s) Education in Schools and in Colleges and Polytechnics/University.

Colourscape’s exhibition preview

  • Thursday 12th September
  • 6pm-7.30pm

Artist’s Talk – Colin Graham
A chance to explore the ‘Colourscape’ exhibition and find out more about these paintings direct from the artist. Takes place in the Gallery space at Darlington Library

  • Thursday 19th September 2.30pm
  • Free event – booking not required