Land Art On Tour

Local Community Fayres Dartford and surrounding towns, Kent, United Kingdom

This series of art events was inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy and took place at a whole host of pop-up festival events over the summer of 2018. Goldsworthy’s natural sculptures use only organic material and are organic in nature, that is, they grow as they are built and then degrade over time. His […]

Drastic Plastic Action!

Our Drastic Plastic Action! project aimed to convey an action through message – recycle, re-use and look after your environment locally and nationally! Through our Plastic Fantastic project at the Priory Centre back in 2016, we were able to discover what happens to our plastics when they end up in the sea. Tragically, they very […]

Priory Mews Care Home

Priory Mews Watling Street, Dartford, Kent, United Kingdom

In July 2019 we were excited to be able to visit the Priory Mews Care Home, to take part in their annual Care Home Open Day, which this year was themed Celebrating Art in Care. Well-being coordinator Ben contacted us and asked if we would like to be involved and we jumped at the chance […]

Community Art Project – Tree of Life

Priory Shopping Centre Dartford, Kent, United Kingdom

We were able to run this Community artwork thanks to the funding by KCC and The Priory Shopping Centre. The concept of the Tree of Life was to create a Community Artwork using recycled boxes from the shopping centre and using an Art activity encourage the people of Dartford to tell us “What do trees […]

Peter Blake Gallery Exhibition

Sir Peter Blake Gallery Central Park, Market Street, Dartford, Kent, United Kingdom

In DAN we are proud of our two-strands of interest as an arts network. As well as creating and holding community events to engage the public in art, we also focus on promoting our members’ work for exhibition and sale, and in 2019 we decided it would be ideal to put on this exhibition at […]

Dartford Assembly Auction

We were determined that the fabulous artworks from our Dartford Assembly project should continue as a legacy of the history of the Lowfield Street site development, as well as a lasting testament to the creative talents of the Dartford population, and so in September 2019 we arranged for the remaining artworks to be auctioned for […]

Lockdown Virtual Exhibition

Lockdown was an interesting creative experience for the group. All our projects had to be halted, our face to face meetings stopped and having to adapt to new ways of life and new demands meant that some of the group struggled creatively, and some found the need to be creative even more than usual. In […]

DAN PRESENTS: THE ICE-CREAM VAN PROJECT WORKSHOP N.3 / Bird-Making Workshop with Mona Whitton at Ebbsfleet Cultural Festival

Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet

On Saturday 30th July 2022, DAN will deliver our third arts-led workshop as part of the Ebbsfleet Cultural Festival, delivered by EDC, Cohesion Plus and Blueprint Arts. It will be the third and final workshop in our series of public engagement activities in Dartford and surroundings led by Dartford Arts Network and funded by Creative […]

DAN Does…Life Drawing

Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel (Bull and Vic Pub, Dartford) 1 Dartford High Street, United Kingdom

Dartford Arts Network hosts 6 x sessions of weekly informal and fun 2hr life drawing sessions. All abilities welcome, no artistic experience necessary! The classes will be loosely guided, but mainly allowing participants to freely draw the human body from life. We will have accredited life drawing models holding a variety of poses across a […]